Examine a few common similes such as "as proud as a peacock" or "as good as gold".
Firstly try to get the children to create alternatives to these conventional similes.
Afterwards suggest a few advectives and ask them to come up with new comparisons/similes
Here are a few to start you off
- as proud as a peacock
- as good as gold
- as warm as toast
- as white a snow
- as heavy as lead
- as drunk as a lord
- as quick as lightning
- as cold as ice
- as sweet as honey
- as light as a feather
- as mad as a hatter
Adjectives on which to base new similes
happy long short beautiful clean clever small rich tall clever strong poor
wise lazy free colourful fresh ugly smooth powerful innocent
juicy delicious brilliant sly rotten mad boring peaceful shy furious
Create sentences that include your new similes.