Write a summer poem using similes

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Write a summer poem using similes
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This scaffolded poetry writing worksheet is perfect for year 2 or year 3. It asks children to create a word bank of summer-themed words and to use the examples of similes provided to extend their ideas to create their own summer similes. Once they have their similes, children are given an example of a summer simile poem and asked to write a poem based on their own summer ideas.

The activity could be extended for older children or high attainers if children were asked to include further figurative language or poetic devices, such as alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia. Children could also be asked to make their summer poem into an acrostic or even a haiku!

An extract from the resource:

When we think of summer, we often think of enjoying ourselves in the sun. Here is the start of a word bank to describe the sun. Add some of your own descriptive language to describe the sun. Top tip: think about its heat, colour and shape.


golden ball


Let’s extend these ideas to write a simile. Here is an example:

The sun is like a giant ball of flames.

Now write some of your own similes in the circles below to describe the sun.

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