A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things. The comparison is made using the words “as” or “like.” It adds a spark to writing and makes it more interesting in a reader’s mind. Let’s take a few examples of similes.
That little girl is so innocent
That little girl is as innocent as an angel.
The kid runs fast.
The kid runs as fast as a deer.
My dad is a wise man.
My dad is wise as an owl.
I am feeling comfortable.
I am as snug as a bug in a rug.
My little brother is very cute.
My little brother is as cute as a kitten.
I know that man well.
I know that man like the back of my hand.
Do you see how the above similes examples add a punch to otherwise normal sentences?
The above similes examples chart is a helpful reference for common similes which can be used by children while expressing themselves.
In the first similes worksheet, I have covered similes for colors. How do you express something that is red in an interesting way?
as red as a tomato
as red as a beet
as red as a rose
as red as blood
In the next simile worksheet, read the words which are synonyms and write the simile that means the same as those words. How can a child express something that is mammoth/huge/large/enormous?
as big as an elephant.
A simile is a good tool to expand vocabulary and add vividness to your writing. These simile worksheets will help kids understand how to use them.
The above cards make it easier to understand them. To download PDF for the above cards for children or for wall display, check this space.
Using adjectives in the word bank and the noun pictures next to the sentences, complete the sentences. This simile worksheet will help children use simile in sentences.
In the last simile worksheet, the words are in a scrambled state. Unscramble words to form meaningful sentences with a simile.
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