Figurative Language Task Cards Idioms Activities

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2nd - 4th
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Figurative language can be confusing for children. Try out these figurative language idioms task card activities to make learning about idioms fun and easier to understand. It includes idioms, idiom meanings, and idiom examples.

This fun figurative language idioms activity includes 48 sets of idioms task cards, a blank page for adding other idioms, and a back cover page (optional).

These figurative language task cards come in groups of three. The lemon is the idiom, the pitcher is the meaning, and the glass is an example of the idiom in a sentence.

Here are some idioms task cards activities that may be fun to use.

Idioms Task Cards Memory

Mix the cards up and turn the cards upside down on the floor or a table. Work with a partner to try and find the 3 cards that go together. (For younger children, choose only a few idiom sets at a time.)

Idioms Task Cards Match Up

Mix up the cards and hand out one lemon, one pitcher, and one glass to each student. (If there are enough cards, each student can have 2 of each set.) One student reads out an idiom. Whoever has the meaning and the sentence hands them in. The person who had the sentence reads the next idiom.

Continue until all sets are matched or time is up.

Idioms task cards included are:

ants in his pants

full of beans

paid through the nose

kill two birds with one stone

pulled my leg

get your feet wet

blew my socks off

frog in my throat

raining cats and dogs

costs an arm and a leg

head in the clouds

keep your shirt on

coming out of her shell

hit the road

on top of the world

keep your eyes on the prize

head in the sand

hold your horses

sick as a dog

wild goose chase

fit as a fiddle

time flies

food for thought

new kid on the block

eat your words

a piece of cake

get the lead out

in the doghouse

a wheelbarrow full of money

put a lid on it

show you the ropes

get up on the wrong side of the bed

go jump in a lake

short handed

under the wire

on the house

take 40 winks

meet me halfway

give me a hand

you rocked it

in a pickle

bite your tongue

break a leg

feeling blue

back to the drawing board

keep your chin up

barking up the wrong tree

clear as mud

Check out my preview for a sampler set of Figurative Language Idioms Task Cards.

Check out some of my other figurative language idioms activities products.

Figurative Language Task Cards Idioms Activities

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48 sets of task cards
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