Ouch! Poetry that Doesn’t Hurt


Bring out the bandaids for this poetry writing activity for first grade. Here is a creative way to hook, write and display “ouch” poems for kids.

Students will love creating a list poem based off of bumps and bruises and writing their finished poem on a giant bandaid.

Ouch! Poetry that Doesn't Hurt - Teach Junkie
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Ouch Poetry List Poems

Introduce and hook students with a great poem, “Sick” by Shel Silverstein. Brainstorm all of the things that would make someone say ouch and get ideas flowing for creating a list poem.

Writing their completed poem on a yellow piece of construction paper turns their poem into the gauze potrion of the bandaid. Students outline their list poem with marker to make it stand out and add the word OUCH at the end.

Glue the poem onto a bandaid-shaped piece of large yellow construction paper to complete the display.


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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.