20 Best Happy Father's Day Poems for Kids in 2024

Top 20 Father’s Day Poems for Kids

In today’s fast-paced life, important virtues can often take a back seat. Taking a moment to acknowledge the contribution of family members or bonding with them may hardly take place. However, it is important to take the opportunity to thank your loved ones and instill this virtue in children as they need to learn to acknowledge and respect the bond created. This June, kids can make a difference in the lives of their fathers by reciting or using one of these Father’s Day poems as there is no man closer to children than their father, and there is no better gift for fathers than words of love straight from little hearts.

This article is all about celebrating the role of fathers in their children’s lives through Father’s Day poems. These Father’s Day poems for kids will help kids express their love for their fathers.

Father’s Day Poems

The poems collected here are considered the most popular simple poems that children would love to gift their dads on 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 perfectly fits in a card as a Father’s Day message!

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. It is apt for children who are inspired by their fathers’ personalities. 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 like you!
Just like you.


Fathers Day Poems

3. Father!

This poem expands the word F-A-T-H-E-R. It is a simple poem, can be written at any age, and will fit into a card or even on a mug personalise it. This is a fun and funky poem that 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. These are short Father’s Day poems that go well for the event. A popular way to gift these poems is to have colourful prints of the baby’s feet with the poem written in a corner.

  • 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

This poem is a perfect Father’s Day poem from a daughter. It 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 they are catchy and so much fun! They simply rhyme the same as twinkle little star. You can even play karaoke of the nursery rhyme as the child sings it. However, it can still be handwritten and 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 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!

Father and Daughter playing guitar

7. My Super Hero

“My Super Hero” is among those Father’s Day poems written for the active fathers who are into sports. It is a perfect gift for the dads who are champs themselves or no less than superheroes. This gift is best when written and 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,
To soar, leaps and bounds.
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

This is a sensitive poem that expresses the feelings of a daughter. It is also best suited for infants as the voice of the poem is of an almost newborn baby. This Father’s Day poem will make a great greeting card or a photo card.

I have only been your little girl,
For just a little while.
I can’t say “I love you” with words,
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 gently,
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.

Father and daughter playing in window

9. Walk With Me Daddy By Helen Bush

Walk with me Daddy is a neutral poem but something that grows on a child. It can be a good piece of art and can be framed with a picture of the child with the father. This poem is eternal and the 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

This is a poem that expresses how fathers are being understood. It is especially meant for busy fathers to let them know how much children value what they do. 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.

Father and son walking together

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 fathers.

How can I ever tell you 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 in your eyes,
Mom fell in love with them, which 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 By Nicholas Gordon

This poem expressed how important dads are in their children’s lives. You can write it down for your father to pin it 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.

13. Thank You For All You Have Done

This poetry is subtle, yet one of the sweetest ways for kids to express gratitude towards their fathers. It’s best recited, but it can be handwritten on a beautiful handmade card and gifted as well.

Dad, thank you for all you have done.
If there was an award for the best father ever,
Then I’m sure you would have won.
You’ve been my support,
Through good time and bad.
I feel lucky indeed.
To have you as my dad!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father cooking food

14. Happy First Father’s Day!

Why wait for the kids to grow up to celebrate Father’s Day? This poem is a cute way to express an infant’s or a toddler’s love for his/her father.

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy,
I have a present for you.
No, it’s not in my diaper,
But that needs changing, too!

I have a poem to let you know,
How lucky Mommy and I are.
Because when it comes to daddies,
You really are a star!

Thanks for taking care of me,
With cuddles and silly songs.
Thanks for settling me back to sleep,
The nights can be very long.

One day I’ll be big like you,
And strong and smart and brave.
But while I’m little I want to say,
Happy First Father’s Day!

15. Father’s Day By Mary Frances Bogle

Here is a unique and heart touching Father’s Day poem that you can write for your dad in a beautiful handmade greeting card. You can also use this poem to express your love and gratitude to your grandfather, uncle or a person who is like your father.

Over the years,
As we grow old,
We remember our father,
So brave and bold.

In the garden,
Leaning on the plow,
He would listen to me,
I see him now.

He would give advice,
And understand;
He was always there,
To lend a hand.

God made fathers,
Strong and firm,
For he knew our lives,
Would have great concerns.

So he gave us fathers,
To teach us to pray,
And guide our lives,
And show us the way.

So on his day,
Let’s take the time,
To say “Thanks, dad.
I’m glad you’re mine.”

16. The Father Is By Sue Skeen

This poem is a lovely way to thank your dad for all he does for you and your family. This Father’s Day, make your papa feel special, tell him how wonderful you think he is, and praise him for all his love and care for you.

There in every memory,
See his love and care,
Strength and hands to count on,
Freely he does share,
Provider, toil so faithfully,
To make our dreams come true,
Give strong and tender discipline,
Though it is hard to do,
A Father is God’s chosen one,
To lead the family,
And point it to His will for life,
Of love and harmony…

17. A Father’s Love

his poem celebrates the unconditional love and support of a father. It expresses gratitude for the strength, guidance, and care provided by a father figure.

A father’s love, a guiding light,
Through challenges and darkest night.
With open arms and heart so true,
You lift me up, I’m grateful for you.

In your embrace, I find solace,
A shelter from life’s harsh malice.
Your love, a steady and constant stream,
In my heart, forever it will gleam.

18. My Hero, My Dad

This poem honors fathers as heroes in their children’s lives. It highlights their strength, sacrifice, and unwavering presence.

To my hero, my dad, so strong and brave,
With love and courage, you constantly pave
The path for us, your grateful clan,
You’re our superhero, our number one fan.

Your steadfast love knows no bounds,
Through every challenge, you astound.
A guiding light in times of strife,
A beacon of hope throughout my life.

19. A Father’s Wisdom

This poem acknowledges the wisdom and guidance imparted by fathers. It expresses appreciation for their valuable life lessons and their role as mentors.

In your words, a father’s wisdom lies,
Guiding me through life’s lows and highs.
Your knowledge shared with love and care,
A compass for me, always there.

With each piece of advice you lend,
You help me navigate and comprehend.
Your words of wisdom, a precious treasure,
Guiding me with love and boundless measure.

20. Forever Grateful

This poem expresses deep gratitude for a father’s love, sacrifice, and unwavering presence. It reflects on the lifelong impact a father has on his child’s life.

Forever grateful for your love so true,
A bond between us that forever grew.
Through thick and thin, you’re always near,
Thank you, Dad, for being so dear.

Your selfless acts and sacrifices made,
In my heart, an eternal accolade.
For all the love and care you bestow,
I’m forever grateful, this I want you to know

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, become good reasons to express love. We hope you were able to make the best use of these Father’s Day poems. Happy Father’s Day!

Also Read: 

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

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