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42 Simile Examples

Writing and Reading Activities - 42 Traditional Simile Examples

  • Ideal as a simile matching game plus terrific for written expression, descriptions and adjectives / nouns work...

 

Theme Words

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
Ideas for Use

42 Simile Examples


  • 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.


 

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