This creative writing Father’s Day activity will give pupils the opportunity to write a poem about their dad (or another significant male in their life) using similes, with a model text if required.
They will discuss why their father is special, covering aspects of PSHE, gathering ideas as a class. They will also understand what a simile is, use similes in their own writing and know that caring relationships are important in families.
This primary resource pack includes:
With explanations, examples and activities to introduce this topic to your class
- Father’s day writing sheets
Lined and unlined versions are included
- Teacher’s notes
What is a simile?
A simile is a figure of speech used to compare one thing to another.
- Sharp as a tack
- As brave as lion
- They go together like chalk and cheese
- It’s like watching paint dry
- He was as big as a house
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- to discuss how authors use language, including figurative language (investigating and using similes)
- to know that stable, caring relationships are at the heart of happy families