Have Fun with Romantic Idioms
The American lexicon is filled with similes, metaphors, and idioms about love and all things love-related. In this fun creative writing and drawing activity, your child can pick a few of his favorite love sayings to illustrate and even make up a few of his own. Compiled into a handmade book, this craft makes the perfect clever and unique Valentine's Day gift for that special linguist in your child's life.
What You Need:
- A handful of love and relationship idioms such as: "head over heels", "falling in love", "tie the knot", "you're the apple of my eye", etc.
- Colored markers
What You Do:
- Have your child pick a few love idioms and think about them. What do they mean? How and why did they come about?
- Have him brainstorm several new idioms of his own. There’s no right or wrong way to do it—just let your child have fun with it.
- Now it's time to draw: ask your child to draw literal interpretations of the sayings he picked in step 1. For instance, an illustration of "to fall in love" might show a person losing his balance and falling against giant block letters that spell the word "love".
- Have him draw one illustration for each idiom he picked. If he likes, he can even illustrate his own made-up idioms.
- Once the illustrations are done, staple the pages together into a book. Have your child make a cover for his book and give it a fun title such as "Love at First Sight: An Illustrated Book of Romantic Colloquialisms" or something similar.
Your book of colloquialisms will make a unique Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.