Find it in your heart to celebrate figurative language this Valentine's Day! Kids come up with a list of idioms and discuss literal and figurative language. Then, they draw each idiom's literal and figurative meaning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Perfect for a lesson on figurative language 
  • Use the lesson and extension with other idioms
  • Helpful for English learners as well as language arts students of any level
  • Read the recommended book (Valentine's Day by Kathryn A. Imler) as an introduction to the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • References an attached list of heart idioms, but it is not available

  • Comes with a list of additional books to read during the lesson, based on grade and skill level
  • Extension activities for physical activity, multicultural awareness, math, writing, and STEM are available

  • None