Simile Worksheets

Figurative language includes special forms that writers use to help readers make a strong connection to their words. A simile is one kind of figurative language. It makes a comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”. The printable simile worksheets below help students understand similes and how they are used in language. All worksheets are free to duplicate for home or classroom use.

Helpful Definitions and Examples

What is a Simile?

Printable Simile Worksheet Activities

Circle the Simile

Simile Worksheet Practice Activity - Circle the Similes

Students read each sentence and circle the similes, and then write what each simile compares.

Metaphor and Simile: About You

Metaphor and Simile - About You -Free, Printable Worksheet Lesson Activity

In this worksheet your student will write metaphors and similes about himself.

Simile Assortment

Simile Practice Activity

Here’s a worksheet that explores different ways to write a simile for the same thing.

Simile Practice

Simile Practice - Figurative Language Worksheet Practice Activity

A simile worksheet that prompts students to write similes about the subjects.

Using Similes

Using Similes - Printable Worksheet Activity

A simile worksheet that prompts students to finish each sentence by completing the simile.

Warm Up to Similes!

Printable Simile Warm Up Activity for Class or Home

He was snug as a bug in a rug. Similes are a lot of fun to write! Print out this free worksheet and see what your students come up with! Have them share with the class for even more fun!

What is a Simile?

What is a Simile? Printable Worksheet Activity

A simile worksheet that prompts students to describe a word and then use both the word and description to create a simile.

Which Is It? Metaphor or Simile?

Simile and Metaphor worksheet

Your student will decide which is a metaphor and which is a simile in this worksheet.

Figurative Language: What Is It?

Figurative Language - What is it? Free, Printable Worksheet Lesson Activity

This multiple choice worksheet asks your student to identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence or phrase.

Working with Figurative Language

Working With Figurative Language - Free, Printable Worksheet Lesson Activity

In this worksheet your student will match up the figures of speech with the phrase or sentence.