FREE Idioms Activity to Use With Your Students - EB Academics

FREE Idioms Activity to Use With Your Students

The importance of teaching idioms cannot be underestimated. As English teachers, we both have begun nearly every year of our teaching careers by teaching and reviewing some of the most commonly used idioms. It may not seem that important on the surface, but in reality, if students don’t know that “it’s raining cats and dogs” means that it’s pouring rain outside, they will completely lose their understanding of the sentence, maybe even that part of the story they’re reading.

We like to teach idioms using this fun activity that you can grab for FREE BY CLICKING HERE. It’s a fun way to start the year. We’ve even included a list of some of the most commonly used idioms. Enjoy!

And P.S. How cute are these two student examples for “He has his head in the clouds” and “couch potato”? So fun and creative!

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A fun and free idioms activity to use in your middle school or elementary school classroom!


    • Wow! So sorry it took us FOREVER to respond! We weren't getting notifications of new replies on our blog and have just come across this. We updated the links, so they should be working now. We are truly sorry!
      – Caitlin & Jessica

  • I tried to click on the link but it takes you to Greek and Latin root words. I am looking for the idiom activity. Can you help me please?

    • We just fixed the link! We are truly sorry it took us a LONG time to respond to your comment and fix the issue. We weren't getting notifications of comments on our blog, so we didn't see yours until we happened upon it this week. The links should take you to the correct resource now 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful summer!
      – Caitlin & Jessica

  • I am logged into my google account, but it says I need to request access. Is the activity not free anymore


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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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