Father's Day Poems From Children

Updated December 27, 2018
Daughter giving Dad a card and poem

Few things are sweeter than receiving a heartfelt poem from a child. Help your son or daughter create a gift that will bring a smile to Dad's face on Father's Day. Whether you're looking for a father's day poem for preschoolers to use in a card or ideas for father's day kid poems to write, these poems can give you inspiration.

Examples of Poems for Dad's Special Day

Father's Day poems can be written any way your child chooses. Rhymes are always fun, but they aren't necessary, and you don't have to use a particular form. All your child's poem has to do is tell dad how he or she feels about him. From Father's day poems from baby and Father's day poems for toddlers to use to dad poems for older kids to share, a few examples can provide some inspiration.

How Babies Say Happy Father's Day

By Michele Meleen

I may not have the words just yet
to say "Happy Father's Day!"
But, I can show you with my love
in many other ways.

A little smile,
a tiny giggle,
tiny fingers gripping your hand.
These are all the ways I say
"You are the man!"

Looking Up to You

By Michele Meleen

When I look up,
you look down
and we see eye to eye.
You are big
and I am small,
each other's favorite guy.

This Father's Day
and all to come
I'll look up to you.
Because you are
who I want to be,
The best dad I could learn through.

Happy Father's Day to My Hero

By Kelly Roper

Dad, you are my hero,
Because of all you do.
And on this Father's Day,
I want to say
I'm proud of you!

I love you so much, Dad,
And I want to be sure you know,
That every day in every way,
I'll love you more as I grow.

To Dad on Father's Day

By Kelly Roper

Take my little hand in yours
And we'll walk along the shores.
Bring me along with you so I can
take part in everything you do,

I will always be your child, but I'll
Only be young for a short while.
And I don't want to miss any time
With you, precious dad of mine.

To My Dad

By Kelly Roper

Father Day poem

To my Dad who:

Chases monsters from my closet,
Reaches stuff that's way up high,
Carries me on his shoulders and
Lets me try to reach the sky,
Keeps me safe no matter what,
And watches over me when I sleep,
Puts bandages on my cuts,
And lets me make the car horn beep.

I love you, Dad, in every possible way.
Have a Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Year

By Michele Meleen

It's really a shame
they only give you one day
to be celebrated by me.

You deserve a whole year
and every day really
So, I won't say
Happy Father's Day.

Instead, this is what you'll hear:
Happy Father's Year!

Sharing is Caring

By Michele Meleen

I got you a gift
for Father's Day
and since you're so good
at showing you care,
I know when you open it
you'll want to share!

Father's Day in My Heart

By Michele Meleen

Though we're far apart
It's still Father's Day to me
Deep within my heart.

Help Your Child Write a Father's Day Poem

Depending on your child's age, your son or daughter may need some help to create a poem for dad on his special day. A Father's day poem for kindergarten students or young children doesn't have to be difficult, though. You can provide assistance and creative inspiration by spending time talking to your son or daughter. Ask your child to tell you about some favorite memories that he has about dad, such as the time they went fishing together or the time they shared a tea party.

  • Ask your child which words come to mind when thinking about dad. Write down those words if your child isn't old enough to do it for herself.
  • Now, use these words and memories to create a poem. Your child will probably need your help to organize his thoughts.
  • Choose an easier poem style, like an acrostic poem that spells out "DAD" or "FATHER'S DAY."

Creating Father's Day Gifts Using Poems

Once you've written the poem, you'll need to decide how you want to present it. DIY Father's Day gift ideas offer a few ways your child can turn a simple poem into an inspiring gift, and most of these projects are very easy to create.

  • If your child can write, have him write down the poem on construction paper and decorate it with pictures he's drawn or even photos of him and his dad. Then laminate the entire project.
  • Purchase a ceramic flower pot and use a permanent marker to write the poem on the pot. Place pens, a letter opener, and other office supplies inside the pot for dad to keep on his desk.
  • Purchase a plain cardboard letterbox. Decorate it with photos of your child, dad, and other family members. You or your child can write the poem on a piece of construction paper, laminate it, and glue it on the center of the lid.
  • Cut a large poster board in half. Using finger paints, let your child decorate the poster with her handprints and/or footprints. Glue a laminated copy of the poem that she has written to her father in the center of the board. You might even choose to have this gift framed.

Show Dad the Love

Father's day is the time to make sure dads everywhere know how much they are appreciated. It doesn't matter whether your child writes an original poem or uses a free one. For most children, Father's day poems will be a cherished memory for both them and dad. As long as Dad feels the love on his special day, the poem will be a hit.

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