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.

Circle the Simile


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

Figurative Language: What Is It?

Figurative Language Practice Worksheet

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

Simile Practice


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

Using Similes


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

What is a Simile?


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

Metaphor and Simile: About You

Metaphor and Simile Worksheet

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

Simile Assortment


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

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.

Working with Figurative Language


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