and then have them make comics about the figurative language? Many students have a difficult time understanding figurative language. This jar activity helps them recognize idioms, similes and metaphors.
Literary Devices Interactive Dictionary: Exploring Figurative Language
Literary devices interactive dictionary, grades Students become familiar with literacy devices by making their own dictionary. A great way to help students explore figurative language with fun, engaging activities!
I do Paint Chip Poetry, but I have kids use the names of the colors to integrate into their poems. This looks like fun -- I'll have to try it! Have kids draw them from a hat. They could practice descriptive writing using the color they draw.