One year for Father’s Day, I wanted to find a meaningful gift from our kids. Something that didn’t come from the store. Something to honor the special bond they have.
A cookie-cutter Father’s Day card with puns about beer, golf, or ties wouldn’t do that.
So when I stumbled on the idea of a “Father’s Day questionnaire,” I knew that would make the perfect gift. Heartfelt, one-of-a-kind, and guaranteed to make even the most stoic of dads get a little choked up.
But as I looked through all the “all about dad” printables I could get my hands on, I couldn’t find the right fit.
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Most Father’s Day printables I came across had ho-hum questions like “My dad has ___ hair and ___ eyes.”
But because this would be a Father’s Day gift, I wanted questions that would capture the heart of my husband’s relationship with our kids. What they love about him, and the love they feel from him. But you can’t exactly uncover that kind of heartfelt sentiment when you ask a child what their dad’s favorite color is.
I also noticed that most of the “all about dad” printables gave the child one short line to write their answers. That would be fine for older kids and teens who can print small, but I knew my first grader would need more space to write.
So I decided to make a new Father’s Day questionnaire to solve both of those problems.
This Father’s Day Questionnaire Will Melt His Heart
Below, you can grab this new-and-improved Father’s Day printable so you can make the dad in your life feel like the best dad ever.
Not only will the sentimental message from your child touch his heart, this also happens to be an incredibly easy Father’s Day gift. You can have the whole thing done in less than 10 minutes!
Here’s a sneak peek for you:
The questions include:
- My dad’s name is:
- He is ___ years old.
- My dad is really good at:
- His favorite food is:
- My dad always says:
- My favorite thing to play with him is:
- I love my dad because:
- My dad loves me because:
Then on the second page, there’s a spot for your child to draw a picture to go along with their gift, if they’d like.
You’ll also find a couple alternate versions in this free printable Father’s Day gift: one for a child to give to their stepdad, and another for a child to give to their grandpa on Father’s Day.
But What Do Dads Think of It?
My oldest child loved answering the questions, and after we finished, she wrapped the “all about dad” printable in a huge cardboard box. (Her idea to throw him off the scent!)
Then the big moment came. I glanced at her as he opened the big box—her eyes sparkled with anticipation.
And as he read what she had written about him, I saw him brush a thumb under his eye a couple times. I doubt she noticed, but I certainly did.
If you want to give Dad a memorable and heartfelt Father’s Day gift from your child, you can’t go wrong with this printable.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, stepdads, and grandpas of the world!
Pro tip: After Father’s Day wraps up, make sure to put the pages in a safe place. Because if you make it a tradition to gift this every year, you can compile them in a binder for a sweet keepsake down the road. And flipping through years of heartfelt messages from his child will no doubt become Dad’s favorite thing ever.
Get Your Free Printable
This free printable template makes the perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift. No scissors, glue, or crafting skills necessary!
- Get the gift. You’ll get the fill-in Father’s Day printable including the dad, stepdad, and grandpa versions, plus join my weekly newsletter! Just click here to get it and subscribe.
- Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock† would be ideal, especially if your child wants to use markers to fill it out.
- Interview your child. For younger kids, you can write down their adorable answers on the Father’s Day questionnaire for them. Or if they’re old enough to write down their own answers, that will make this gift even more special. The second page is blank for your child to draw a picture or write a message. Hook them up with crayons, colored pencils, or markers, and let them create.
- Wrap your one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift. You can fold the sheets inside a blank Father’s Day card, wrap the pages in a box, or pair the printable with a set of homemade Father’s Day coupons—redeemable for treats like breakfast in bed, one weekend afternoon nap, or getting to pick the movie on family movie night.
Before you go, get my FREE cheat sheet: 75 Positive Phrases Every Child Needs to Hear
For more Father’s Day gift ideas, check out:
- 14 Father’s Day Experience Gifts Every Dad Will Love
- 12 Funny Father’s Day Gifts That Will Delight Every Dad
After you fill out this Father’s Day questionnaire with your child, share their best answer in a comment below!
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