Idioms are so fun to teach! This set of posters will help your students understand 20 common idioms.

Each 8x10 poster includes the idiom, definition, and a literal illustration. They can be cut apart and used as a matching activity or left together as posters. 

Idioms included are:

• once in a blue moon
• bend over backwards
• the apple of my eye
• back to square one
• an arm and a leg
• add fuel to the fire
• a piece of cake
• a dime a dozen
• cry over spilt milk
• go out on a limb
• hit the hay
• hit the nail on the head
• keep your chin up
• let sleeping dogs lie
• under the weather
• raining cats and dogs
• let the cat out of the bag
• barking up the wrong tree
• a drop in the bucket
• when pigs fly

Idioms Posters

  • Grade Level

    3 to 5

  • CCSS

    L.3.5, L.3.5a, L.4.5, L.4.5b, L.5.5, L.5.5b

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  • Buyer Reviews

    ✪  "These are great! Very helpful for my students who struggle with non-literal language! Love the size for posting on my wall as we learn them!" - Roberta


    ✪  "Your set makes it so simple and fun to explain and leads to intelligent discussion...Love!" - Buyer


    ✪  "These are exceptional quality. The borders are not a distraction. Pictures are clear. The words can be seen from across the room. These idiom posters are professionally done! I love them." - Debra