Make Clay Idioms a "Piece of Cake"!
"That test was a piece of cake!" "It's clean as a whistle!" Idioms, well-known words or phrases that have figurative meanings different from their literal ones, can be found everywhere from the books we read to our everyday conversations. That’s why it’s important that your child understands the figure of speech he’s using. Luckily, an idiom is more than just an expression. It is also the inspiration for this fun, hands-on art activity!
In this activity, your child will use modeling clay to represent the literal meaning of an idiom which can then be compared to how we use the phrase when we talk or write. To complete this activity, your child will brainstorm all the idioms he knows and think creatively about how to represent his favorite one using clay. Above all, he’ll discover that practicing English grammar can be fun!
What You Need:
- Sheet of paper
- Modeling clay (can be found at any craft store)
- Internet access (only if you need help brainstorming)