The idea for this game was inspired by Hope King from Elementary Shenanigans. Her standards were a bit different, though, so I created my own version. If you don't already follow her, you totally should. She is AMAZING and comes up with AMAZING ideas for engaging lessons. Seriously...go now. Her Jurassic Park stuff...unbelievable.
Anywho... Here's the deal...
We spent a week before playing this game learning about figurative language, mostly using lessons that I found on Scholastic. I tweaked a few of the lessons to make them more engaging (according to me), but I mostly used their resources and ideas. We did one type of figurative language per day--alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, personification, and idioms. I've included links to the Scholastic lessons as well as the other resources I used in the product.
Once we had a good understanding of these figurative language types, it was time to flex our creation muscles. I used Bean Boozled to add to the drama and fuel our creativity. Basically, the kiddos chose a figurative language card (I did not include idioms...they didn't quite fit with this activity and the kiddos had those down anyways) and then spun for a jellybean. Once they had eaten (or tasted and spit out) their jellybean, they had to describe the flavor using the type of figurative language they had chosen.
It was SO MUCH FUN! The kids absolutely loved it and were able to come up with some really creative things.
If you teach figurative language and are looking for fun ways to spice (and/or gross) it up, check it out! (You should also probably check out Hope King's activity too...what she created might be a bit more what you're looking for.)