Metaphors

Age Range: 5 - 11

Metaphors

Our printable metaphors resources are available for download below. Here are some ideas suggesting how to use them in the classroom:

  • Put them up on display!
  • Print the examples of metaphors and ask children to explain what they mean. Could they draw a picture to represent the metaphor?
  • Talk about the metaphors. Have the children heard any of them before? Where did they hear them?
  • Let children use the metaphors to make their own 'Book of Metaphors' to refer to during independent writing.
  • Ask children to find other examples of metaphors.
  • Challenge children to find metaphors in different types of text.

Can you suggest another way of teaching children about metaphors by leaving a comment below.

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Caroline

I think 'raining cats and dogs' is an idiom, not a metaphor. To be a metaphor one would need to say something like: 'he was drenched with cats and dogs', which may or may not make sense!

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Kiti Theobald

As a private tutor, I appreciate that someone has taken the time to put this on to the Internet for me - so thank you.

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