Idiom Worksheets for 4th & 5th Graders

Digital classroom idioms worksheets aligned to the Common Core Standards for reading level figurative language in 4th and 5th-grade language, CCSS.L.4.5 and CCSSL.5.5.

Want to work on idioms with the 4th and 5th grades? Expect more than a worksheet with these idiom worksheets designed for 4th and 5th graders to demonstrate their understanding of "figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings." These timesaver idiom worksheets can be used in the digital classroom, at home as part of your homeschooling strategies, or for teachers to craft a perfect teaching experience as part of their figurative language syllabus. Practice using idioms and identifying the meaning of idioms with grade-specific match the idiom games, paperless tests, no-prep flashcards, and a useful idiom anchor chart at the end.

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Paperless Idiom Worksheets for 4th Grade

These paperless worksheets have everything your 4th-grade students need to practice identifying and understanding common idioms. The examples here are meant to be fun, engaging, and informative. There are no-prep flashcards and examples of idioms for students to identify with a multiple-choice paperless test at the end.

Idiom Flashcards

Before you flip the flashcards, in small groups or by yourself, see if you can figure out what each common idiom means.

Now, your turn! See if you can finish these common idioms. Flip the flashcards to reveal the answers.

Match the Idiom Game

Use this drag-and-drop match the idiom game for 4th graders on a desktop or as part of your whiteboard activities. Some idioms match with an adjective, so drag and drop the correct adjective on top of the appropriate idiom. Once you’ve completed them all, click submit.

For example, it's raining cats and dogs would match the adjective heavily. (Cats and dogs - heavily) because when we say raining cats and dogs, it usually means there's lots of rain, and it’s raining heavily.

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Happy

Sick or unwell

Energetic

Happy or proud

Afraid or scared

Piece of cake

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Happy as a clam

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Under the weather

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Full of beans

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Pleased as punch

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Be a chicken

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Identifying Idioms in 4th Grade

Look at the pictures below and use them to complete the multiple-choice paperless test. Some of them might not be used, so watch out! To move on to the next slide, use the </> arrows.

under the weather idiom example

Under The Weather Idiom

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pleased as punch idiom example

Pleased as Punch Idiom

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apple of your eye idiom example

Apple of Your Eye Idiom

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raining cats and dogs idiom example

Raining Cats and Dogs Idiom

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full of beans idiom example

Full of Beans Idiom

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Pull your leg idiom example

Pull Your Leg Idiom

What do you think it means?

Idiom Paperless Test

Once you’ve looked at the images, take this paperless test. Can’t remember? Don’t worry. Your progress is saved, so scroll up. Got a question wrong? Simply press reset and try again.

1. Martin was feeling ___________.

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2. Sally is  ___________ with her birthday presents.

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3. My mom told me I’m the  ___________.

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4. The class was  ___________ today.

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5. On April fool’s day, people ________.

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Digital Classroom Idiom Worksheets for 5th Graders

The following paperless worksheets are for 5th grade students to practice identifying and understanding English idioms. Here are examples of idioms, common idioms, no-prep flashcards, and an image slideshow with a multiple-choice paperless test.

Idiom flashcards

Before you flip the flashcards, in small groups or by yourself, see if you can figure out what each English idiom means.

Match the Idiom Game

Use this drag-and-drop match the idiom game for 5th graders on a desktop or as part of your whiteboard activities. Match the idiom to its correct meaning.

Once you’ve completed them all, click the submit button.

Busy bee

Early bird

Beat about the bush

Time flies

Honey bee in your bonnet

Costs an arm and a leg

Someone who does a lot of things.

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Someone who likes to wake up early or is always the first to arrive.

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To talk about something indirectly or dishonestly.

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Time passes quickly.

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Focusing on something obsessively or talking about something a lot of times because you think it’s important.

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Something that is very expensive.

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Identifying Idioms in 5th Grade

Look at the pictures below and use them to complete the multiple-choice paperless test. Some of them might not be used, so watch out! To move on to the next slide, use the </> arrows.

Dragging your feet idiom example

Dragging Your Feet Idiom

What do you think it means?

anything but idiom example

Anything but Idiom

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night owl idiom example

Night Owl Idiom

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bite off more than you can chew idiom example

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew Idiom

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think on your feet idiom example

Think On Your Feet Idiom

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busy bee idiom example

Busy Bee Idiom

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bigger fish to fry idiom example

Bigger Fish to Fry Idiom

What do you think it means?

5th Grade Idiom Paperless Test

Once you’ve looked at the images, take this paperless test. Can't remember the images? Don’t worry. Your progress is saved, so scroll up. Got a question wrong? Simply press reset and try again.

1. Wendy was looking _______ happy.

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2. Fred didn’t want to eat his breakfast. He was __________ this morning.

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3. My dad is a ____ ____, he loves to stare at the night sky.

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4. Caleb is a fantastic student; he always ______ on his _______.

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5. If you have _______________, you have more important things to worry about.

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FREE Idiom Anchor Chart

This idiom figurative language anchor chart has student-friendly language to put in your classroom or on your interactive whiteboards. Students can refer back to it whenever they need.

idioms for kids anchor chart

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