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Kid's Proverbs

A first grade teacher collected well-known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Their insight may surprise you.

  • As you shall make your bed so shall you ... Mess it up
  • Better to be safe than … Punch a 5th grader
  • Strike while the … Bug is close
  • It's always darkest before … Daylight Savings Time
  • Never underestimate the power of … Termites
  • You can lead a horse to water but … how?
  • Don't bite the hand that … looks dirty
  • No news is .. impossible
  • A miss is as good as a … Mr.
  • You can't teach an old dog new ... math
  • If you lie down with dogs, you'll ... stink in the morning
  • Love all, trust ... me
  • The pen is mightier than the ... pigs
  • An idle mind is ... The best way to relax
  • Where there's smoke there's ... pollution
  • Happy the bride who ... gets all the presents
  • A penny saved is ... not much
  • Two's company, three's ... the Musketeers
  • Don't put off till tomorrow what ... you put on to go to bed
  • Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ... you have to blow your nose
  • None are so blind as ... Helen Keller
  • Children should be seen and not ... spanked or grounded
  • If at first you don't succeed ... get new batteries
  • You get out of something what you ... see pictured on the box
  • When the blind leadeth the blind ... get out of the way