Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Workshop Wednesday: Bring an Idiom to School

So excited to link up with my BBB Jivey for an idea I think you'll LOVE!
 I love teaching writing, especially figurative's my favorite!
I created this fun activity to review or introduce new idioms with your students!
I call it "Bring an Idiom to School!"
Students look for objects around their house to represent an idiom and bring it to school.
They show their classmates and then they try to guess which idiom the object represents.
It's basically SHOW & TELL for big kids with an academic focus! :O)

Want to play??!! Here are some of the idioms my students brought to school!
Answers at the bottom!

1. ace up my sleeve
2. keep your eyes on the ball
3. caught red handed
4. once in a blue moon
5. apple of my eye
6. catching some z's
How many did you get right??!! Pretty fun right? I created this form for my students to complete and assigned a due date-easy and fun!!!

Want a copy? If you're a FACEBOOK FAN, you can have it! Just click the Fan Freebies to download! Enjoy! (Limited time only-fan freebies change often).

Need some idiom activities or yearlong bulletin boards? Check out these items:
Idiom Posters Bundled Set, Idiom Poster Quotes, and Figurative Language Interactive Bulletin Board.

You may be interested in one of my newest products:
Reading Non-Fiction With Post-Its
or my Interactive Character Analysis Posters (also using Post-Its!)-they make me happy!


  1. How FUN does that look?!? Kids get to be creative and clever plus have some academic focus... what a great idea!

    Tales of a Teacher

  2. Super fun idea and a great way to make an activity like this hands on! :) Thanks for sharing.... I will have to use this.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. Ummmm, I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this idea. I don't even care if kids bring any in I just want to think of some and bring them in!! Heading over to FB now!!

  4. I LOVE this!!!! I must admit a couple stumped me :) I can't wait to try this with my fourth graders. We are going to do figures of speech in March so this comes at the perfect time. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome idea!
    On the Trail of Learning

  5. This is so fantastic! Too bad I didn't have this a few weeks ago. I will for sure be saving and using next year. Thanks so much for sharing! :)
    Come Visit Readbox!

  6. I love, love, love this idea and will definitely use it!!!

  7. Joanne - I love this idea! Idioms are stressed so much this year. What a fabulous way to make them exciting! I'm going to try this with my kids, too! Thanks for sharing :)

    Fourth Grade Shenanigans

  8. You should've had a head over heels...get it??? HAHAHA! I'm loving this and stealing it. Love you!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  9. My class has just spent the last few weeks working with idioms. I showed them this post and gave them the worksheet for homework this weekend. I can hardly wait to see what they come up with. The suggestions made in class were fabulous. Thanks for sharing this idea.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

  10. You are right! I love it and it is perfect timing as I will start teaching idioms in two weeks time! Thanks so much. Alex

  11. Seriously- this is so wonderful. Guess who will be assigning this for homework next week!??! :-P Thanks BBB! Such wonderful ideas, as usual!!

  12. Super engaging and amazingly simple!!!! High five for this wonderful idea!!


  13. I love this activity and so will my students. Last year they all made "My Book of Idioms"-they chose an idiom and illustrated it to show they understood the meaning. They loved making their book. Thanks for sharing a great activity!

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