A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things. The simile is usually in a phrase that begins with "as" or "like." (This is different from a metaphor, which is a comparison that says something is something else.) The often nonsensical aspect of similes make them a fun way to get kids excited about reading and writing.
See more similes with our simile flashcard set.
Kids can have fun using these simile examples that begin with "as":
Or try using some of these similes that start with "like":
You can find more Examples of Similes, as well as information about other Figurative Language, here on YourDictionary. And you can use the helpful infographic on this page to remind you of the differences between similes and metaphors.