Simile Worksheets

Our free, printable simile worksheets help your vocabulary be twice as good! A simile occurs when we compare two dissimilar objects using "as" or "like". In "Tom is free as a bird", Tom is compared to a bird in that he is like a bird in the freedom he enjoys. Often, the compared-to object abounds in the quality in which the comparison is made. Remember to use "as" with adjectives and "like" with verbs and creating similes will be easy as ABC. Our simile worksheet pdfs include exercises like identifying similes, completing sentences with similes, and more!

This set of worksheets is ideal for grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5.

CCSS: L.4.5.A, L.5.5.A

Writing Similes to Describe Pictures

In this part of our simile worksheets, 3rd grade children look at each picture and create a simile. Observe the picture to know which verb to use and which object to compare to.

Writing Similes to Describe Pictures

Underlining Similes in Sentences

Watch your 4th grade and 5th grade children's skills in identifying similes go from good to great as they underline the simile in each sentence. Make sure they include the verb or adjective in the underlined part.

Underlining Similes in Sentences

Completing Sentences with Similes from the Box

Add to your stock of similes and intrigue children in grade 4 and grade 5 with our printable simile worksheets. Use an appropriate simile from the simile box to complete each sentence.

Completing Sentences with Similes from the Box

Pairing Verbs/Adjectives with Nouns to Form Similes

Form similes by pairing the given verbs or adjectives with the nouns in the list. For example, "solid" from box A and "rock" from box B together make the simile "as solid as rock".

Pairing Verbs/Adjectives with Nouns to Form Similes

Forming Similes and Using Them in Sentences

This simile worksheet pdf gets children in grade 3 working harder! Form similes with the words given and make sentences using these similes. Use "like" with verbs(smell like rose) and "as" with adjectives(tall as a tree).

Forming Similes and Using Them in Sentences