Idioms All Year - Figurative Language

Kathy Babineau
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Not Grade Specific
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Looking for some easy-to-use figurative language activities and idioms throughout the whole year? These idioms cards are great for helping kids to understand and explain the literal and nonliteral meanings of common sayings. Helpful in listening and reading comprehension and conversational skills for students. Colorful illustrations on idioms task cards are great for printing and using in small group lessons and to screen share in online learning.

These task cards are designed around seasonal themes and perfect to use throughout the whole year. The idioms cards are organized by month and perfect to use all year for figurative language lessons.

Themes include:

Back to school





Valentine's Day

St. Patrick's Day



and more...

Use these idioms cards in small group and whole class lessons to teach kids a wide variety of figurative language expressions. Use them for an "Idiom of the Week" bulletin board or discussion topic. Perfect for addressing seasonal vocabulary and themes in a fun and engaging way that is perfect for language groups, ELL/ESL students, and classroom discussions.

Here's what you'll get:

  • 144 colorful task cards arranged by months of the year
  • mini-poster explaining what idioms are
  • answer keys

Your students will love learning and discussing a wide variety of themed expressions for every month of the year. You will love having ready-made plans for the entire year. Just print a few at a time for each week.

Prep is simple and quick - Just print, cut apart and laminate a month at a time or plan ahead and print for the whole year. To use, simply share the cards with your students, read the expressions and discuss meanings.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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