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?
Simile Examples

Printable Simile Worksheet Activities

Improve Your Writing With Similes

Students re-write the sentences, replacing simple adjectives with similes.

Circle the Simile

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

Metaphor and Simile: About You

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

Metaphors and Similes: Explain the Meaning

Your student is asked to explain the meanings of these metaphors and similes in this worksheet.

Simile Assortment Worksheet

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

Simile Practice Worksheet

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.

Warm Up to Similes!

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?

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?

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

Write a Christmas Metaphor or Simile

Similes are fun to write, especially in this Christmas themed worksheet! Along with similes, students will also write a sentence using metaphors.

Figurative Language: What Is It?

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

Working with Figurative Language

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