Why these Father’s Day Poems will capture your heart!

“It not only is an outlet for their feelings, writing poems is a very good way for your child to learn proper sentence structure, writing techniques, punctuation and rhyming.” 

Poetry at Good School Kota Kemuning

Poetry and Creative Writing at Good School Kota Kemuning

Most of us are probably guilty of running to the shops just before Father’s Day arrives to buy a mainstream, mass produced card which you would then get all your kids to gather round and sign it before proudly handing it over to their Dads on Fathers Day.

Though there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing this, would you be surprised if we told you that with some encouragement, your kids will be able to write a meaningful and heartfelt poem in the same amount of time it took you to buy a Father’s Day card? Believe it or not, the following poems were written by Good School Kids in under 1/2 hour, and with only 45 minutes of poetry coaching.

My Dad

I’m so glad that you’re my dad,
Even though sometimes I make you mad,
You’re old,
But still so bold.

You’re loving;
Caring; and
Daring,
But overall, the love in your heart, is everlasting.

You always said that you want an iPhone 5,
But we all know that without it, you’ll still survive,
Concerts and roller-coasters,
The things you do to bring us closer.

I Love You Dad,
You’re so Rad!

Written by: Yasmin, 12 years old

My Dad

I’m so glad that you’re my dad,
We both like the exact same sport,
You’re the king of the family,
Though we still have things to sort,
We just stay close happily.

When you go to work all day,
You stay strong and never give up,
You don’t shout out in dismay,
You’re the worker of a big beehive,
You bring love on the extra,
You’re as serious as a golf caddy.

I really love you Pa,
You’re a fine and fantabulous Daddy!

Written by: Moses, 11 years old

These are two of the many heartfelt poems that were written in class. Each and every one of them more unique than the other – and definitely better than a mass produced Fathers Day card!

The reason why poetry is great for kids is because it teaches them how to write. It will help your child learn to express themselves. Many times children can express themselves better on paper than actually speaking how they feel. It not only is an outlet for their feelings, writing poems is a very good way for your child to learn proper sentence structure, writing techniques, punctuation and rhyming. Anything they feel can be put into a poem and expressed in a way that will help you and your child deal with what they are feeling.

What are you waiting for? Get your kids started with poetry and creative writing and you’ll be sure to receive a tear-jerking card next Father’s (and Mother’s) day!