I have always loved idioms. They were one of my favorite things to share with my first graders when I taught. One of the very first idioms I taught them was : It's raining cats and dogs. We would divide our paper in half and draw two pictures: one side showing the actual words (cats and dogs falling from the sky) and the other side showing what we actually mean when we use the idiom (heavy rain).
A while back, I lucked into quite a few Agnes Richardson postcards. When I saw this one with raining cats and dogs, I started laughing and wished I had had it earlier for the first graders to see. But, I wouldn't have shown it to them until they had done their drawings, wouldn't want to stifle creativity, you know. And you wouldn't have believed some of the awesome pictures they did!
I thought Get Sprinkled was kind of cute and tied it all together with this inside: