Colorful Idioms

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Kathy Babineau
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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4 pages
Kathy Babineau


Are you feeling blue or are you tickled pink? This free figurative language activity about colorful idioms is fun and easy to use with your students. Simple rainbow clipart makes it fun and engaging. Students enjoy describing the literal and figurative meanings of these colorful idioms and expressions. Hope you enjoy this free colorful idioms printable activity.

Introduce your students to idioms and figurative language! Idioms about color are a fun way to do this. The answer key is included. Great for reading groups, ELL English Language Learners, speech therapy, idiom of the week discussions, social language groups, and more.

To use: Simply print and laminate if desired to use in small group activities or in centers. These can also be easily shared via online learning platforms.

Idioms included:
caught red-handed
the blues
in the red
once in a blue moon
out of the blue
raise a white flag
red carpet
red in the face
tickled pink
black and blue
blue in the face
black and white

Encourage your students to think of more colorful idioms!

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