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Idioms Go Fish Card Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 12 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

Understand the meaning of common idioms with a classroom game of Idioms-Go Fish!

No More Idiom Worksheets! Build Language with a Classroom Idiom Activity

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember the meaning of idioms that you’ve read or heard in conversation. It’s only when you listen to them used again do you remember. Our Idiom Go Fish game is designed for students to play – to practice recognizing the meaning of common idioms in the English language. A fun way for students to study idioms!

🎲This unique game includes 36 idiom cards, 36 meaning cards, and instructions. Students play with traditional rules of Go Fish! and hold their own “Idioms” tournament.

 By playing Idioms Go Fish! with your students, they will develop an understanding of the meaning behind some common idioms. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English Language Arts and Vocabulary lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this vocabulary game to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by pairing teams to work together to identify the idioms.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color or Blackline PDF version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Illinois Teach Starter Collaborator.

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