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Simile Mobile Craftivity

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In Big brother's Language Arts curriculum, he recently learned about similes in a Poetry Unit.  Along with reading through different poems, the book suggested making a Simile Mobile... and that is just what we did!

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fun simile lesson idea: make a mobile

This simple simile craft can be used with a great many objects, but is a fun activity that will get your child thinking and writing creatively!

Supplies:
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers
  • Yarn
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Simile Learning Activity


After introducing similes and how they contain the words like or as when making comparisons, begin brainstorming different objects that can be used in this simple craft-- a dog, fish, rainbow, house, etc...  

Next, write out your sentences comparing your object to something else on small pieces of paper.

Big Brother chose a fish, so his sentences were, The fish is.... 
 as slimy as.... 
 as big as...
 as wet as...

If you choose to use a car, you could finish these similes:
The car is as colorful as...
The car is as clean as...
The car is as fast as.... 

Once the writing portion is complete, have child draw out the object on a piece of paper.  Have the child color the picture and cut it out.

Next, cut three pieces of yarn-- one for each sentence.  Tape one end of the yarn to the back of your object.  

Attach the completed similes to the other end of the yarn with tape. 

Big brother adored this fun simile craftivity!  I think you should try it out, too!

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