Idioms Concentration Game

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Resource Type
Formats Included
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7 pages
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This is a hands-on game your students can play to practice identifying the figurative meaning of idioms.

This game consists of 17 common idioms embedded in a sentence. Some of the idioms include:
-cold shoulder
-butterflies in my stomach
-walking on eggshells
-open up a can of worms
-a fish out of water
-all in the same boat

It includes 36 game pieces and directions! Simply print and cut the game pieces (1 set for each pair or small group). Students turn all of the game pieces over, and then follow the directions to play Concentration!

Listed below are some of my other figurative language products:
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Figurative Language 40 slide Interactive Powerpoint (includes test prep!)

Figurative Language Task Cards (with bonus activity)Figurative Language Pencil Craftivity (including seven literary devices)

Similes, Metaphors, and Alliteration Craftivity: Sentence SuperheroesFigurative Language Worksheet Packet (set of 7)

Similes and Metaphors: I have… Who has…? Figurative Language (Similes, Metaphors, Alliteration, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Hyperboles, Idioms): I have… Who has…?

Idioms: I have… Who has…? Figurative Language Concentration Game (Literary Devices)

Simile and Metaphor Concentration Game Idioms and Hyperboles Craftivity Figurative Language: Seven Partner Plays for grades 4-5 (includes bonus recording sheet!)

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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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.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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