Idiom Matching Cards

Laura Torres
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Idiom Matching Cards. Make Idioms fun by playing games with this set of 34 sets of cards. Each set has an illustrated idiom card and a definition card. Play Memory/Concentration, Speed Match, Mixer Match, or use for writing prompts.

These cards are 2 1/2" by 2 1/4"

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These idioms are a mix of basic and more advanced ideas, so check out the list to make sure they are appropriate for your students. Great for older ESL students.

A drop in the bucket
All bark and no bite
Smell a rat
Pull someone's leg
The last straw
On pins and needles
Lend me your ear
A taste of your own medicine
Biting off more than you can chew
Elvis has left the building
It's all Greek to me
Let the cat out of the bag
On the same page
High on the hog
Hit the hay
Pass the buck
Don't cry over spilled milk
Everything but the kitchen sink
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
It takes two to tango
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Got up on the wrong side of the bed
Tie the knot
A leopard can't change its spots
We're all in the same boat
Bend over backwards
Stealing someone's thunder
Hold your horses
Apple of my eye
Driving me up a wall
A blessing in disguise
Go the extra mile
On the fence
Sick as a dog

These matching cards coordinate with these posters:
34 Idiom Posters

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Figurative Language Matching Card Game
Total Pages
7 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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