We talk about similes and metaphors from the beginning of the year, pointing them out in read alouds, student writing, etc. The first thing I do for this activity is play the song and have students listen for similes and metaphors.
Next, I hand out a copy of the words to the song and have students highlight similes and metaphors using two different colored highlighters.
After we go over the similes and metaphors, I play the song again and have students clap when they hear a metaphor and snap when they hear a simile. I have used this activity the past two years, and the students really enjoyed it. I am planning on using it again this year.
Earlier in the week, I read Jivey's post on Grinch activities. She has students make literal drawings of the figurative language in this song. I love this idea, and I will likely give it a try this year.
Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the week!