Preschool Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Free Poems and Easy Projects You Can Make

Preschool Poems and Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Father’s Day is a special time to show your dad just how much you love him. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite poems perfect for preschoolers to learn in their classrooms. There’s also two craft projects you can make to go along with the poems.

I Love You Daddy, Happy Father’s Day

I like you father for reading to me

I love you daddy for fixing my skinned knee

I like you father for helping me catch lightning bugs

I love you daddy for your kisses and hugs

I like you father for playing soccer and baseball

I love you daddy for picking me up whenever I fall

I like you father for just being you

I love you daddy for all that you do.

I like you father for chasing the monsters away

I love you daddy, Happy Father’s Day

By Lisa King

A Day with Dad

My dad works in an office downtown,

And when he’s home, he works all around.

He cleans up dishes and that job’s hard;

Then he rakes up leaves and mows the front yard.

But Dad always finds some time for me,

And that’s what makes a family.

Author Unknown

Footprints Poem and Father’s Day Gift Idea

Dad and Jaden shirt 002

Dad and Jaden shirt 001


White t-shirt

Digital photo of child and dad

Iron-on transfer paper

Red, yellow and blue paint


Print the photo of the child and father onto iron-on transfer paper made especially for your printer (you can find this at office supply and craft stores). Next, print the following poem onto a second sheet of transfer paper. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and iron the images onto the front of the shirt.

Embellish the image by dipping the bottoms your child’s feet in the paint and stepping onto the shirt around the photo and poem to create precious footprints.


“Walk a little slower, Daddy”,

Said a little child so small.

“I’m following in your footsteps,

And I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,

Sometimes they’re hard to see;

So walk a little slower, Daddy,

For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,

You’re what I want to be;

Then I will have a little child

Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,

And know that I was true;

So, walk a little slower, Daddy,

For I must follow you.”

(author unknown)

Father’s Day Poem and Snack

Decorate a paper bag with a picture of Dad. Handwrite or print the following list and glue it onto the bag.

Popcorn….because you are my Pop!

Raisins…’cause you are raisin’ me

Chex….’cause you always chex on me

Goldfish….’cause you are the big fish in MY sea

Cheez-its…..’cause you are the big cheese!

Punch two holes in the bag and tie it shut with curling ribbon.


  • Photo Courtesy of Lisa King