Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Similes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Simile Poem

Remind your child that poems often use similes. Find examples of poems in the library or on the Internet that use similes. Then together write a poem using similes. You may want to write a poem about your family or a memory, such as a vacation or a holiday celebration. You can post your child’s poem in your home, distribute copies to family members, or put it in a family album or scrapbook.

Simile Walk

Take a walk with your child in your neighborhood or a park. Take turns making up similes about things you see. For example, you might say “The tree is as tall as a skyscraper!” Encourage your child to employ exaggeration or even understatement. Have your child come up with creative similes that compare two very unlike objects. Discuss how similes are entertaining and help bring conversation to life.