Teachers: I use a similar display in my hall every year. I use butcher paper to make a large tree trunk and limbs, and then add the simile and metaphor leaves to decorate the tree. Kids love this activity and it makes a nice display that can be up from September through November!
Directions: Review with students the difference between similes and metaphors. A simile is a comparison between 2 objects using “like” or “as”. A metaphor is a comparison between 2 objects that does not use like or as. The sentence or phrase states that the object is something that it is not based on similarities.
Share the examples I have provided.
Instruct students to write a simile and metaphor about fall on a scrap piece of paper.
When students have been spot checked, have them write a simile on the first leaf, and a metaphor on the second.
Let students cut them out and share with the class before putting them on display.