Lenka's 2011 new plug - a perfect tool for teaching similie!

I remember that, as a child, my parents made me go to the back of an Oxford dictionary and memorize 5 similies a day - as white as snow, as hard as a rock, as sly as a fox, as poor as a church mouse...it was a PAIN! "Why must I say 'as poor as a church mouse,' but not 'as poor as a beggar?' and by the way, why is a church mouse poor?" Obviously, that wasn't the best way to teach a child the idea of similie.

I just spent the weekend listening to new plugs and heard this very refreshing song by Australian singer, Lenka called "Everything at Once." Only if this song was plugged when I was a child, I would have had a much easier time in learning similie. This video is quite children-friendly, with all the similie items in it. I hope my children will like it.

Everything at Once

As sly as a fox, as strong as an ox
As fast as a hare, as brave as a bear
As free as a bird, as neat as a word
As quiet as a mouse, as big as a house

All I wanna be, all I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything

As mean as a wolf, as sharp as a tooth
As deep as a bite, as dark as the night
As sweet as a song, as right as a wrong
As long as a road, as ugly as a toad

As pretty as a picture hanging from a fixture
Strong like a family, strong as I wanna be
Bright as day, as light as play
As hard as nails, as grand as a whale

All I wanna be, all I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything, everything at once...

As warm as the, as silly as fun
As cool as a tree, as scary as the sea
As hot as fire, cold as ice
Sweet as sugar and everything nice

As old as time, as straight as a line
As royal as a queen, as buzzed as a bee
As stealth as a tiger, smooth as a glider
Pure as a melody, pure as I wanna be

All I wanna be, all I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything