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 simile examples chart is a helpful reference for common similes which can be used by children while expressing themselves.
In the first worksheet, I have covered similes examples for colours. 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 worksheet, read the words which are synonyms and write the simile that means the same as those words. How can we express something that is mammoth/huge/large/enormous?
as big as an elephant.
Similes are a good tool to expand vocabulary and add vividness to your writing.
The above simile cards makes it easier to understand or revisit similes. For free similes 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 worksheet will help children use similes in sentences.
In the last worksheet, the words are scrambled. Unscramble the words to form meaningful sentences with similes.