Have fun while reviewing figurative language- alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification. The games have drag and drop interactions, an automatic timer and scoring, and sound effects. Your students will love these kinesthetic alternatives to worksheets!
In this NO PREP interactive whiteboard game, students race against the clock to match example phrases or sentences with the type of figurative language it is. This game can be played as a whole class on a SMART board, Promethean, or Mimo. The games run in your Chrome browser so no special software is needed.
Students can work as individuals or in pairs. There are 10 different game boards with the drag and drop game, with different examples on each board for a total of 60 examples. Each game has an example of alliteration, onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification.
These games can be used in a variety of ways, including:
• daily bellringers or warm-ups
• practice in literacy centers
• as an introduction to figurative language (after matching examples, analyze
what features make it that literary device)
• as a debrief or end-of-class activity
• as review before an assessment
We are happy to create games that will help educators engage students in learning! Please leave us a note in our Q & A section if you have ideas or suggestions for future games.
For a similar paper card sort activity, check out our product called Elements of Poetry/ Figurative Language Card Sort