Figurative Language Games


Your students will have 18 different games to play. Whether played in pairs or individually, they will most definitely improve in recognizing similes, metaphors, hyperboles, and personification.

Games are self-checking, so students will see if they’ve mastered all four examples in a game or if they need to try again.

This lesson comes with detailed instructions for setup and how the games are played. Enjoy using these year after year.

The four sentences below shows what a game looks like—four clues (above the line) and the figurative language choices (below the line). The picture shows a finished game and the answers indicating the numbers have all been placed correctly.

L.5.5.A     L.6.5.A     L.7.5.A     L.8.5.A