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Figurative Language Game



Engage your students in practicing Figurative Language with this incredible Topple Blocks™ game! Inspired by Hope King's use of Jenga games in the classroom, students will use colored Jenga/Topple Blocks™ to practice their language skills. Each colored block has six questions. When a student pulls a certain color, their entire team must answer a question that corresponds to the color.

Which Figurative Language Skills are covered in this Topple Blocks™ game?

  • Select a sentence that includes a simile
  • Explain which two things are being compared in a given metaphor
  • Write a literal definition of an idiom
  • Determine if a sentence includes hyperbole, and create hyperbole if none exists
  • Finish a sentence so that it includes personification
  • Write a sentence so that it includes the given type of figurative language (simile, metaphor, hyperbole, idiom, personification, etc.)

An answer key is also included – perfect for having your students self-check as they play this fun Figurative Language game!

CLICK HERE to read a blog post about how I use this game in my classroom!

**NOTE: You will need a set of colored Jenga style blocks to play this game. You can purchase them on Amazon HERE. (Affiliate Link) You can also paint the edges of a set of regular Jenga-style blocks found at WalMart!

Don't have Topple Blocks? Check out this blog post with FIVE different ways to play, including FREE game boards!


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