by Mary Dolan
My idioms center is always a big hit.
I have 20 or so idioms on cards.
First, students draw a picture of what it would look like if the idiom were taken literally.
Then, they write what the idiom really means.
Finally, they write a sentence using the idiom correctly.
It is easy to set up, beginning with just a few idioms, and easy to add to.
It's a little silly and really helps children see that we use language figuratively every day.