A game using similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, hyperbole, and alliteration.
You will need spoons, or another type of object in place of spoons.
I use this as a file folder game for reading centers.
Students sit in a circle. Mix up all of the cards and place them in a pile. Place the spoons in the center of the circle. The amount of spoons you need is one less than the amount of players. (4 players use 3 spoons)
Choose 1 person to be the dealer. The dealer places the pile of cards by them.
Each player can never hold more than four cards in their hand at a time. The dealer takes the top card and chooses to either keep the card or pass it to the person on their right. The dealer continues doing this, saying pass every time they pass a card.
The next player can choose to keep the card or pass it. When it gets to the last person, if they don’t want the card they just put it in a pile next to them.
The goal is to get all four cards that match: a type of figurative language, the definition, and two examples of that figurative language.
When you get all four, you quietly grab a spoon. If you see someone grab a spoon, you need to grab one too. If you don’t get a spoon, you write an S on your score. If you spell out SPOONS on your score you lose. Winner is the person with the least amount of letters.
If the dealer runs out of cards, use the pile that the last player was making. Mix them up first.