For my January “Free Product of the Month,” I created Winter Figurative Language, four printable activities that focus on winter figurative language. Just click on the image below to download the file.
Activity #1 – Idioms
Students will select idioms which contains winter related words such as ice, cold, or snow. Idioms might include:
- snow job
- to break the ice
- the snowball effect
- to get cold feet
- on thin ice
- and so on
Students will write their selected idioms and the idioms’ meanings. Finally students will create literal drawings of their idioms.
Activities 3 & 4 – Jack Frost Poems
In the second and third activities students evaluate two “Jack Frost” poems. Students will locate figurative language, find rhyming patterns, and compare the two poems.
Activity #4 – North Wind Rhyme
In the final activity, students write a new verse for the rhyme “North Wind.” This is a super simple way to encourage reluctant writers to create their own poems. Students will follow a set pattern which is provided on the printable. All that is required is to fill in the blanks with the requested information.
You can get these free activities by clicking here.
You may also like to take a look at Figurative Language. This resource contains graphic organizers, mini posters, and fun hands-on activities to help students better understand figurative language.