42 Traditional Similes
- Ideal as a simile matching game plus terrific for written expression, descriptions and adjectives / nouns work...
Adjective Simile Starters...For Printing Similes as a Group
Matching Simile Nouns Pictures / Words
Adjective Simile Starters...For Easy Printing of Individual Similes per child
List of Similes
|as brave as a lion||as brown as a berry||as black as soot|
|as blind as a bat||as busy as a bee||as cold as ice|
|as dry as a bone||as easy as a ABC||as pretty as a picture|
|as proud as a peacock||as quick as a lightning||as quiet as a mouse|
|as right as rain||as sharp as a razor||as sick as a dog|
|as silent as a grave||as smooth as glass||as fat as a pig|
|as gentle as a lamb||as good as gold||as green as grass|
|as happy as a lark||as hard as nails||as heavy as lead|
|as flat as a pancake||as fresh as a daisy||as funny as a circus|
|as large as life||as light as a feather||as loud as thunder|
|as old as Methuselah||as soft as silk||as straight as an arrow|
|as strong as an ox||as sweet as honey||as tall as a giant|
|as thick as thieves||as thin as a rake||as warm as toast|
|as weak as a kitten||as white as snow||as wise as an owl|
|PLUS As ________ as _______ FOR YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS TO WRITE YOUR OWN SIMILES|
42 Similes - Suggestions for Use
Print and laminate a set of the simile adjective starters and the simile noun endings - children match the simile adjective with the simile noun.
Print out class copies of individual simile adjective starters -children make up their own noun ending.
Print out individual copies of simile starters and simile endings -children cut and paste to match.
Brainstorm and list different nouns to match each simile adjective starter - for example as hard as....nails, rocks, ice, concrete, steel etc.
Make a list of Adjectives and Nouns from the similes - eg. cold ice, busy bee, warm toast, white snow, loud thunder etc...
Use different adjectives and nouns from our word cards to make up similes - eg .. as enormous as a dinosaur..
As an extension - try adding to the similes to make descriptive full sentences - great for written expression and poetry practice - eg 'The tower was as tall as a giant.', 'The clouds were as white as snow.' 'After my bath I felt as warm as toast'
Just focus on one simile a week and add it to the literacy group activities each week.