Similes

Similes

A simile is a figure of speech. It compares two different things in an interesting way. We use ‘as’ or ‘like’ for comparison. It adds a spark to writing and makes it more interesting in a listener’s mind. Let’s take a few examples so that the meaning of simile is clear to you.

The baby is playful.

OR

The baby is as playful as a kitten.

The clothes I bought from America are cheap.

or

The clothes I bought from America are cheap as dirt.

My great grandfather is very old.

or

My great grandfather is as old as the hills.

My dad is a wise man.

OR

My dad is wise as an owl.

I am warm under my blanket.

or

I am warm as a toast under my blanket.

Do you see how the above simile examples add a punch to otherwise normal sentences?

 

simile meaning and anchor chart for kids


The above ‘simile meaning‘ anchor chart’ can be used to stick on the wall of your classroom.

 

similie examples for kids in first grade and second grade



As sharp as a needle

As lazy as a pig

As big as an elephant

As funny as a clown

Encourage your students to use simile in sentences.

 

simile meaning with examples for kids in first grade and second grade


 

There are 6 simile picture card sheets with 4 cards printed on each sheet. That makes it 24 cards in all. You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these picture cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.

 

 

similie to build vocabulary in first grade and second grade


I have used very simple simile examples in this pack which is easy and can be used in everyday life situations.

 

jolly grammar simile meaning for kids in first grade and second grade


Vegetables and fruits are also used for comparison.

As cool as a cucumber

As sweet as honey

As sweet as sugar

As red as a beetroot

As red as a tomato

 

simile for animals examples for first grade and second grade


 

As tall as a giraffe

As busy as a bee

As sweet as honey

As brave as a lion

 

simile list with pictures for first grade and second grade


Do try the ‘Similes worksheets’ Pack I have just prepared. It has a simile list above and four interesting worksheets that will give your child ample practice for using a simile.

 

similes cards with pictures for first grade and second grade


As slow as a snail

or

As slow as a tortoise

 

As black as coal

or

As black as a crow

or

As black as night

 

As clear as crystal

or

As clear as day

or

As clear as a bell

or

As clear as water

or

As clear as glass

Do you see that there are so many ways we can compare something that is black or clear or slow?

 

simile worksheet for first grade and second grade


You can download the above simile worksheet from this ‘Vocabulary Pack.’

 

simile and nouns worksheet for first grade and second grade


The above simile worksheet can be downloaded from the ‘Common Nouns Pack.’

I hope this lesson has helped you understand the meaning of simile.