Idioms Activities: 57 Idioms to Illustrate and Blank One to Make Your Own

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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My kids loved this and it helped them learn the idioms. I loved that the real meaning was given to them instead of them trying to explain it!
Such a fun book to use during my idioms lessons. Lots of idioms in this booklet, don't have to use them all. I used ones that were most familiar to my kids.


Learn about literal and figurative idioms with this activity! Students use the idiom fun activity pages to learn about literal and figurative idioms. 

The idiom pages have a sentence to help students know which is the literal meaning and which is the figurative meaning of the idiom. Students will draw a picture of the idiom and what it literally means on one page and then draw the figurative idiom on the other page. Students love to draw silly or figurative idioms! 

Students love this because they learn words and phrases that have different meanings and some of the idioms are so silly! Teachers love this fun idioms activity because it is an easy and little prep activity for students, and it makes a great classroom idiom book when you are done! 

Each student gets a page to illustrate their idiom. You can have students choose the idiom or assign them the idiom you would like them to do. There are 45 different idioms to choose from. 

What’s Included: 

  • 45 idiom phrases to choose from
  • 45 idiom phrases on their own half sheet of paper to illustrate and make into a class book.

Teachers Like You Said:


“My student loved creating the idiom book.  It was a great hands-on activity for the students and I was able to share our class book with parents.  They loved seeing the classwork!” -Jacquelyn D. 


“This is such a fun activity for my kids to do as we learn about idioms! We combine all their pages and make a class book. They all but fight over the book when it's completed because they enjoy reading it so much! Thank you for such a fun activity!”-The Teaching Love Fest


My students loved illustrating the pictures and understood the concept between the literal meaning and the figurative meaning. Thank you! - Ashley C. 


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