"My microwave kicked the bucket."
I said this to my kids and they had NO clue what I was talking about. Figurative language can be so difficult for kids to understand,
especially those who are ELL's.
So I drew this:
One side shows the literal meaning of kicking a bucket.
The other side shows my microwave having issues.
Then my kids had a brilliant idea!
"Can we illustrate our own idioms?!"
And of course I said "YES!" The kids have partnered up and are currently working on their sketches. I've pulled some poster board and they will do the final pictures Thursday and Friday. I can't wait to show y'all what they're coming up with.
Just a few teasers...
"I'm on cloud nine."
"It's raining cats and dogs."
It's so much fun to see their creativity help them understand idioms better!!!
If you're looking for other figurative language activities, check out my pack I put together last year.