Using this 56-card deck, students practice their knowledge of figurative language by choosing a sentence that means the same as the similes or metaphors.
A simile is a figure of speech comparing two things using “like” or “as” (It was as sweet as sugar). A Metaphor is also a figure of speech, describing one thing as if it were another, NOT using “like” or “as” For example:
This car is a lemon. Does this mean…
(a) This car is yellow,
(b) This car often breaks down, or
(c) This car is a rental?
Metaphors and Similes Fun Deck include 28 cards with Similes and 28 cards with Metaphors. The figurative sentences are in red, followed by three choices, one of which is the correct meaning of the simile or metaphor.
Have your students read each simile and metaphor and then choose the correct answer from the multiple-choice questions.
Cards measure 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm and are stored in a sturdy storage tin.
1. Match It
Lay cards face down in a pile. The teacher takes the top card and reads the metaphor or simile and three sentences aloud. Player One picks the sentence with the correct simile or metaphor meaning. Players receive one point for each correct response. Play continues in turn. The player with the most points win.
2. Add On
The teacher shuffles and lays the deck face down. The teacher takes the top card and reads the simile or metaphor and three sentences aloud. Player one identifies the sentence and matches the meaning of the simile and metaphor. Player One then uses the simile or metaphor in a sentence. For instance: “My feet are as warm as toast in my new socks.” Play continues in turn. Players receive one point for each correct use of the simile or metaphor. Player with the most points wins!
3. Name Game
The teacher shuffles and lays the deck face down. Player one draws the top card, reads it aloud and identifies the sentence as either a simile or metaphor. If the player answers correctly, he or she keeps the card. If the players answer incorrectly, he or she places the card at the bottom of the deck. Play continues in turn. Players with the most cards wins!