Here’s a FREE Sunday School lesson for Father’s Day.
We meet in a large group when students first arrive. We will be acting out the story of the Prodigal Son. This lesson provides a great example of how a good earthly father and points toward our Heavenly Father. All the printables you need are provided below!
Father’s Day Sunday School Lesson
God is our Heavenly Father.
Psalms 86:5, “You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.”
God is our Heavenly Father. He is forgiving; meets our needs; knows us; gives good gifts; is in control; and cares about our future.
In the Classroom:
Today is Father’s Day. Let’s list some characteristics of our dads. (Let the children list these orally.) It’s important that we thank God for our dads. (Be sensitive to those children who may not have a daddy present in the home.)
God is known as our Heavenly Father. What makes Him like a father? There are some characteristics of God that we will discuss today that you probably listed as those of a good earthly father. Remember that earthly fathers are human and make mistakes sometimes, but we can always count on our Heavenly Father.
God is loving.
Read Romans 5:8 and Psalm 86:5
God is forgiving.
Read Matthew 6:14
God knows what we need and meets our needs.
Read Matthew 6:32 and Matthew 6:26
God knows all about you.
Read Luke 12:7
God gives good gifts.
Read Luke 11:13
God is in control.
Read Matthew 15:13
God is concerned about your future.
Read Jeremiah 29:11
Have everyone find Luke 15:11-31, in their own Bibles.
Read the “Parable of the Lost Son” from Luke 15:11-31 or tell it in your own words. (this will be acted out during large group time)
Memory Verse Activity:
Use the neck tie sheet to put the verse in order. You can do this as a class, individually, or even have your students glue these in order on construction paper.
Download here: father’s day memory verse ties to unscramble
Younger Kids – “Happy Father’s Day to the best Dad…Hands Down!” card – Paint the kids’ hands and have them press their hands upside down (with the fingertips pointing toward the bottom of the sheet)
Download here: father’s day handprint craft
Older Kids – Father’s Day Pencil Can – decoupage words torn from magazines or newspapers using watered down school glue
Review the lesson above
Sing, “Father Abraham.”
Complete the “I Like Daddy Because” survey
Download here: father’s day I like Daddy Because sheet
Act out the story of the Prodigal Son using the free lesson found here.