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Make and print your Spotlight form. You can use mine if you want or make your own. Make sure you find out their favorite primary song!
Invite the dads the week before, make sure they will be to church on Father's day and have them fill out a spotlight form. Have them wear an old tie they don't mind cutting up. Keep track of who you invited!
Write the names of the dads and their favorite song on a list. Make a copy for yourself, the pianist and the hall where the dads will be waiting.
I make a poster of a dad with a hole where his tie would be tied. The dad stands behind the poster and sticks his tie through. I also have a sheet to hang in front of the rest of the dad. You'll also need extra old ties and sharp scissors like fabric scissors.
On the big day meet the dads outside the primary room. Show them the list with the order they will go in. Show them how to stick their tie through to poster and then get started. Read the spotlight answers and have the kids guess whose dad it is. Then bring the dad into the room and have them stand up front with their child(ren).
CUT THE TIE
Sing the father's favorite song and have the child decide how well the Primary sang. They get to decide how much of the tie to cut off. I ask a leader/teacher to do the actual cutting, it's really hard to cut through a tie!
I like to give the dad's a little candy bar or treat to show our appreciation.