Make Father's Day cards – one for Dad / Grandad / Uncle Bob etc or one just for God. Ask everyone to choose an attribute from that best represents how they think a father should be, or about God, and write a card with the words 'Dear Dad/God, thank you for ...(loving me, being strong, and so on.)' Decorate them lavishly and give them away to those who they represent.
Superdad / SuperGrandad
Older children might enjoy creating a cartoon character, Superdad. Encourage them to give him extraordinary powers relevant to the job of parenting. Display the pictures. Talk about the fact that God is not a cartoon character, or a fantasy figure, but an extraordinarily wonderful Father to us all.
You will need: paper; pens; either a family history site on the internet or a chat with the oldest members of your extended family; old family photo albums
Draw your family tree and see how far back you can go. You can download plenty of templates or just create your own.
Talk about what gets passed on down the family tree in your family. What family traits does God share with Jesus? And with other children in God’s family?
Make a junk sculpture to model relationships with fathers
You will need: junk items, e.g. cereal
boxes, newspapers, cardboard tubes, old clothing OR lego
• Remind people about the Genesis story of creation in which God took the soil of the earth and created something amazing – human beings!