Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Similes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Silly Similes
Have students write silly similes comparing two unlike things. Remind them to use the words like or as in their examples. Have students share their similes with the class and together write a short story that uses the similes. Discuss and choose a topic and brainstorm different ideas and characters in the story. Then write the story together. You may wish to have students write the story in their notebooks and illustrate the story with pictures.

Fill in the Blanks

Use index cards or scraps of paper and write similes with blanks, such as “She was _____ as a ______!” or “He _____ like a ______.” Have students fill in the blanks with their own ideas. Encourage students to be creative and make comparisons of two very unlike things. Remind them that similes are often entertaining and colorful and help illustrate a point. Have the class share their similes.

 

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