Idiom of the Week: “Go fly a kite”

by Laurie Laurendeau on March 28, 2012

Idioms are short phrases or expressions that we use in the English language to express a thought in a more interesting manner.  Examples of idioms might include “in a pickle”, or “it’s raining cats and dogs”.  Children who struggle with reading comprehension often read quite literally what is on the page, and then the true meaning of the sentence can be lost.  Teaching your child a new idiom each week will help improve his/her ability to “read between the lines” in both oral speech and in written texts.  Have fun trying to use the idiom each week in everyday life!

IDIOM:  “Go fly a kite”

DEFINITION:  Go away, get out of here, stop bothering me

EXAMPLES:  1. The kids peeked in the room where their mom was wrapping presents, and she said, “Go fly a kite!”

2. When the man asked for more money the woman told him to go fly a kite.

ACTIVITIES:  Draw a picture of a big colorful kite with mischievous kids on it.


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