SIMILES FOR KIDS

Teacher Lesson Plan


Similes for Kids

A simile compares two unlike things using the words 'like' or 'as'; e.g. 'My friend is like a diamond'.

A simile differs from a metaphor in that, even though they are both forms of comparison, similes indirectly compare two ideas that are unalike and allow them two remain two distinct entities; whereas a metaphor compares two things directly.



Example of a Simile Poem


Use your knowledge of similes to write a poem similar to the following model:


Simile Poetry for Kids



Exercise for Your Students 


Here is an exercise to help your students better understand the purpose of a simile. Include a similar exercise in your lesson plan.

Read each sentence below and complete to form a simile.

For example:

   
    She shines like the sun.
   
    a)     He laughs like a             .
   
    b)     She is as loud as a             .

    c)     The crowd poured into Jade stadium like              into a paddock.

    d)     As big as a             .

    e)     The players lumbered like              through mud to get to try the line.

    f)     He clung like a              to his surfboard.


Share Your Student's Similes and
We'll Publish Them Online


Are you an educator teaching poetry to your students? Our editors are always looking for new poems to add to our collection. Submit your student-written similes for kids to our editors by emailing them to us here.

 




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