Top 12 Father’s Day Poems for Kids

FATHER'S DAY POEMS

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In today’s fast-paced life, important virtues can often take a back seat. Taking a moment to acknowledge the contribution of or bonding with family members may hardly take place. However, it is important to take a day off and thank your loved ones. Children learn to acknowledge and respect the bond created. This June, make a difference in the lives of dads, daddies, pappas or fathers.

There is no man closer to children than their father,

There is no day to celebrate this truth than Father’s Day.

And,

There is no better gift than words of love straight from little hearts.

This article is all about celebrating a father’s role in a child’s life through Father’s Day wishes. We help you bring it out on paper with 10 poems for father’s day. These are poems and quotes about fathers that have been curated to show the love and positive emotions kids have for their fathers.

Father’s Day Poems

The poems collected here are considered the ten most popular simple poems that children would love to gift their dads to wish them ‘Happy Fathers Day’. Each poem expresses different sensibilities for different age groups. For your benefit, we have tried to explain the intent of the poem. You’ll even get some amazing Father’s Day quotes out of them!

1. The Father’s Day

This is a short poem that can be gifted by a child of any age and gender. As the name suggests, this is specifically meant for Father’s Day. It is universal in nature and fits in a card or Father’s Day message perfectly!

I am so very pleased to have this chance to say
I am so glad a few years ago they produced a father’s day
It gives me the opportunity to tell you in a card
What a wonderful dad you are – you work at it really hard
Whenever I need a helping hand, you are never far away
I am proud to be your son/daughter – have a great father’s day

2. Just Like You

This is a poem that holds much admiration in a son’s eyes for his father. There are references to a father being a role model. This is apt for children who have stars in their eyes as they think of their father. Or are very inspired by the personality of their dad. This poem is best framed or written on a huge card.

Everything I do,

I want it to be my best

…just like you

I want to grow stronger and taller,

I want to make people laugh,

I want to be at my best with all.

…just like you

I want to look after my papa and mamma

I want to work hard

To make my family glad.

…just like you.

And someday I want to

Be you

…just like you.

(HAPPY FATHERS DAY) 

 JUST LIKE YOU

3. Father!

Expands the word F-A-T-H-E-R, this is a simple poem and can be written at any age and will fit into a card or even a mug. You can even try to make your child write this to make it more personal. This is a fun and funky poem and makes for a nice Father’s Day greeting.

Fabulous Father,

Always Providing

Teaching us to be better and,

Heroic when need be…

Engulfing us in laughter

Rarely one has such a father. 

4. Feet Poems

Feet poems are poems that are most apt for infant babies. Remember to print their feet soles as a present! One of the most popular ways to gift this poem is to have colourful prints of the baby’s feet and the poem written in a corner. These are also short father’s day poems.

  • My Tiny Feet

The patter of tiny feet,

Leave behind something

Dear and sweet

A precious treasure for you to keep,

A print of love of my tiny feet!

Happy Father’s day

  • Lasting Love

I have a print of my feet,

For you, my Father so sweet,

I will grow as the years go past

But my love for you will always last.

FEET POEMS

5. A Father Like You

A father like You: is perfect as one of the Father’s Day poems from a daughter. This suits older children better as it is sensitive and emotional. This is a longer poem, and a nice letter format would work beautifully.

I just want to let you know

You mean the world to me

Only a heart as dear as yours

Would give so unselfishly

The many things You have done

All the times that you were there

Help me know deep down inside

How much you really care

Even though I might not say

I appreciate all you do

Richly blessed is how I feel

Having a father just like you.

6. Song Poems

The interesting part about, “Song Poems” is that it is catchy! It simply rhymes the same as twinkle little star. You can even play karaoke of the same as the child sings the song. This is a poem that is best sung. However, it can still be handwritten and will still make a wonderful gift.

  • Sung to “Twinkle, Little star.”

Daddy Daddy let me say

How I love you every way

Up above, a shining knight

Like a diamond, rare and bright.

Daddy daddy let me say,

Have a happy father’s day!

  • Another version is singing the below poem to “row row your boat.”

I love, love, love you,Dad
You are really smart.
I’ll love you forever and ever; You are always in my heart.

SONG POEMS

7. My Super Hero

“My Super Hero” is among the Father’s Day poems from a son and can also be a good poem for fathers who are into sports, like superhero figures, or are champs themselves. It is also apt for any son (even daughter, who has some similarities). And, sometimes it’s just how they think about their father. This is best framed given the theme and length of the poem

My dad and I have special powers

And, when we are together

Our superpowers grow

I have the gift of flight

Too sour, leap and bound.

I can hover in the sky

And never touch the ground.

I am growing stronger too

With each passing hour.

I can even save the day

With my superpower

Dad’s arms help me reach

The things I cannot touch

His love and guidance carry me

I look up to him so much

Even when I am grown up

I know I will be glad

That I have my own superhero

My best friend, my Dad.

8. Daddy’s Little Girl

Daddy’s Little Girl is a sensitive poem that expresses the feelings of a daughter. This is also best suited for infants as the voice of the poem is of an almost newborn baby. This will make a good greeting card. Or a photograph card.

I have only been your little girl

For just a little while

I can’t say “I love you.”

So, I say it with a smile.

Right now, I feel the safest

When your strong arms hold me tight

When you cuddle me so gentle

As I fall asleep at night

When I grow up and become my own

I know this much is true

When I need some strength

I’ll think of the love I found in you.

This is one of the most popular poems for father’s day/ Written by poet Helen Bush

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL

9. Walk With Me Daddy By Helen Bush

Walk with me Daddy is a neutral poem but something that grows on a child. This is a good piece of art if hung wish the picture of father and children or child in the background. This poem is eternal and older the child gets, the more it will mean to them.

Walk alongside me, daddy

And hold my little hand

I have so many things to learn

That I don’t yet understand

Teach me things to keep me safe

From dangers, every day.

Show me how to do my best

At home, at school, at play.

Every child needs a gentle hand

To guide them as they grow

So, walk alongside me daddy

We have a long way to go

10. Fathers are Wonderful People

Fathers are wonderful people: This is a poem that expresses the father being understood. Especially meant for busy fathers, to let them know how much children value what he does. It is a long poem that can be either written in letter form or can be recited.

Fathers are wonderful people,
Too little understood,
We do not sing their praises
As often as we should.

A father struggles every day
To live up to his image
As protector and provider
The hero of the scrimmage.

Perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion
That fathers are not subject
To the thing, we call emotion.

If you look inside a father’s heart,
Where no one else can see,
You’ll find he’s sentimental
And soft as he can be.

Fathers are just wonderful
In a million different ways,
They merit loving compliments
And accolades of praise.

The only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make his family proud of him
And bring them happiness.

Just like our heavenly Father,
He’s a guardian and a guide,
The person we can count on
To always take our side.

FATHERS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE

11. You Mean So Much To Me

This poem is sentimental and tells a Father how much he means to his child. It highlights parents’ love for each other and children’s love for their father.

How can I ever tell you what how much you mean to me? 
When you are around the grass always seems to be green. 
You lighten up my day with your smile that is so bright, 
Thanks to you we might not even require the stars at night.
Cause the stars are right there into your eyes,
Mom fell in love with them, is definitely no surprise. 
You are the most handsome man I have ever met,
With a heart just as amazing, Daddy you are perfect. 

12. Children need a Daddy- Nicholas Gordon

This poem tells dads how important they are in their children’s life. You can write this down for your father to pin up in the house!

Children need a Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding them high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!

Like being the deep music
That tells them all is right
When they awaken frantic with
The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain
That rises in their hearts
And shows them how they might get home
When all else falls apart.

Like giving them the love
That is their sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
They’ll always find him there.

Children depend on adults completely during their formative years to learn social and communicative skills. It is essential to teach them the importance of expressing love. This cannot get better than written words and, occasions such as Father’s Day or Mother’s Day becomes a good reason to express love. We hope you were able to make the best use of these poems for your children, for their fathers, and for your fathers. Happy Father’s Day.

Also Read: 

Father’s Day Quotes and Wishes
When and Why Father’s Day is Celebrated?
DIY Father’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

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