Inside: How to show kindness to dads with this Father’s Day card and free printable. Hint: it’s not another tie or mug.
It’s almost June and the month is always filled with year-end school parties and graduations and the best day of the year, my birthday.
But it’s also the month of dads.
And as a mom of three kids, it’s my job to help them show their dad how much they love him and appreciate him.
So every year we try to come up with fun and unique ways to celebrate my husband on Father’s Day.
In past years, we’ve gone mini golfing. We’ve gone to the beach for a picnic. And we’ve played his favorite hobby, disc golf.
But every year, we start the day with breakfast in bed (I get it on Mother’s Day too) and the kids shower him with homemade cards and school-made gifts.
Because these are the things that create a strong family identity.
Now that my kids are a little older, I wanted to help them make their Father’s Day cards have even more meaning.
We’re teaching our kids to be kind.
And being kind includes taking the time to tell people how much they mean to you.
So I created this Daddy is Poem that each of them filled out for my husband.
It’s also perfect for classroom teachers who are short on time but still want to send their students home with Father’s Day gifts.
Want one for moms? Grab our Mommy Is Poem here and ask your kids to fill it out for you so you get one too.
It’s a sweet way for my kids to show my husband how much they love and appreciate him and everything he does for them and with them.
Another Sweet Way to Celebrate Dads on Father’s Day:
As a simple and sweet way to help my hubby and kids connect, over the years for Father’s Day I often gave him Daddy and Me books so he and the kids would snuggle in bed after he ate the breakfast off his tray.
These books became treasured bedtime stories because my hubby almost always says “yes” to “Daddy, can you read me just one more book?”
Here are a few of the books the kids and I have given him over the years:
Daddy Cuddles (This was my son and husband’s favorite!!)
How to Use the My Daddy Is Poem:
1. Download and print out the Daddy is Poem (or any of the versions of it!) (download button is below).
We printed it on cardstock so it was hearty and wouldn’t tear easily.
2. Choose the version that works best: Daddy, Dada, Dad, Papa, or Father.
3. Ask your kids to fill out the blanks about their dad.
If your kids need help filling it out, they can tell you the answers and you can be their secretary.
Or you can write their answers on another paper and they can copy it on the poem so it’s in their handwriting, which is always more special.
4. They can fill out the blanks randomly, or you can encourage them to make it more of a poem and repeat the same answer for my Daddy Is…
My eldest picked up on that and asked me how she should fill it out. I let her choose between a different answer each time or repeating it and she chose to make it more of a poem.
5. Let them color the page however they want.
5. Roll up the poem in a ribbon and give it to dad on Father’s Day as a card or as its own gift.
Breakfast in bed is optional.