“We have our Daddy right here who is our earthly father, can you think of any other kinds of fathersthat we have?” Let’s talk about specific ways that we can show honor to each of them.
[show picture] Our earthly father is the father of our body. We can also have a stepfather or grandfather. Few things please a father more than having a son or daughter who is unselfish, helpful, pleasant, and kind and loving to everyone. The best way to honor daddy is to learn to work hard, studyhard, and to live the commandments. We can also honor our fathers by remembering that we have takenthe name of our family and that our family has a heritage. We honor Dad by striving to follow his goodexample and those of our family that have lived before us.
: [show picture] Our Heavenly Father is the father of each our spirit bodies. We need tolearn to obey Heavenly Father’s commandments by listening to the counsel of our parents and theinstructions from our teachers. We should pray to Heavenly Father often. He is real and he loves each of us. We can also show honor to our Heavenly Father by taking Christ’s name upon us and always strivingto live his example
Father of our Ward (Bishop):
[show picture] The Bishop is the father of our ward. He is responsible for the welfare of all the members of his ward. Another big responsibility the bishop has is the care andupkeep of the meetinghouse. We can show honor to our bishop by greeting him cheerfully, speakingkindly of him, by helping keep the church clean, and by trying to help others around us. Fulfilling our callings and remembering him in our prayers are other ways for us to show him honor.
Father of our Country:
[show picture] Countries, too, have wise and brave leaders who are looked uponas fathers by those who live there. George Washington is known as the “Father of His Country” becauseof his valiant leadership and deep devotion to the welfare of his countrymen in North America whowanted to live as a free people. To show honor to the father of our country we can be loyal, patriotic, andlaw-abiding citizens. We should also pray for our leaders.
Now that we’ve learned about honoring all these different fathers in our lives, let’s talk moreabout the Daddy right here in our house! First, let’s give him a big giant hug and sing a song for him!
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Our Daddy Puzzle:
“Now let’s put together this puzzle as we talk about all the wonderful things our daddy does for our family.” As you put the specific pieces of the puzzle together discuss what that part of Daddy does to help our family (if desired, write down the things on the different puzzle pieces). Here aresome ideas
kisses, read us stories, teaching us about the gospel, smiles, tell us jokes, super smart
Arms & Hands—
hugs, helping, mowing the lawn, tickling
Legs & Feet—
taking us places, stomping on bugs, going to work
loving us, testimony of the gospel, praying for us
“We Love Dad” Charades—
Put dad in a chair in the middle of the room and have each member of thefamily take turns telling Dad something that they love about him. After everyone has had a chance to praise Dad, have each family member take a card and act out something that Dad does