Proverbs Index: Kids
English Proverbs for Kids from Syvum
What are Proverbs?
Proverbs are wise sayings. They usually:
Most proverbs exhibit simple rhyme and elegant balance.
- Are popular and memorable;
- e.g., All's well that ends well.
- Are short and to the point;
- e.g., Practice makes perfect.
- Provide wise advice;
- e.g., Slow but sure wins the race.
- Contain simple truths from experience over the years.
- e.g., Honesty is the best policy.
Are Proverbs different from Idioms?
Idioms, like Proverbs, are common sayings. However, they usually
do not make sense at first sight and do not offer any advice. For
example, to blow one's own trumpet, which means to praise
oneself or boast, is an idiom. It may be converted to a proverbial
expression as follows: It is but a fool who blows his own trumpet
or Don't blow your own trumpet. There is no clear dividing
line between idiomatic phrases and proverbial expressions. If and
when an idiomatic phrase becomes widely popular, it may be regarded
a proverb, e.g.,
Don't put the cart before the horse.
How can you master Proverbs?
You can master Proverbs by attempting the associated activity
for Kids in the Syvum Family Fun Zone. You will be required to
fill in the missing word to complete the proverb. On clicking
the "Score" button, your answers will be evaluated. You can try
answering another time those questions you got incorrect. At
any time, you can click the "Score and Show Answer(s)" button
to evaluate your answers and view the correct answers.
There are over 400 proverbs in the Kids Proverbs Activities below.
To allow you to learn the Proverbs in a systematic manner,
the Proverbs are categorized based on their starting letter (ignoring
The, An and A) as given below.
|View more A-B Proverbs
||All work and no _______ makes Jack a dull boy.
||Birds of a _______ flock together.
|View more C-D Proverbs
||Cut your _______ according to your cloth.
||Don't put all your eggs in one _______.
|View more E-F Proverbs
||The _______ bird catches the worm.
||A _______ in need is a friend indeed.
|View more G-H Proverbs
||Great _______ from little acorns grow.
||Health is _______.
|View more I-K Proverbs
||It is better to _______ than to take.
||A Jack of all _______ is master of none.
|View more L-M Proverbs
||Look before you _______.
||Make _______ while the sun shines.
|View more N-O Proverbs
||Necessity is the _______ of invention.
||One good turn _______ another.
|View more P-S Proverbs
||The proof of the _______ is in the eating.
||A rolling _______ gathers no moss.
|View more T-V Proverbs
||A thing of _______ is a joy forever.
||Variety is the _______ of life.
|View more W-Z Proverbs
||Waste not, _______ not.
||You cannot have the _______ and eat it too.
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