New Twists on Old Proverbs!

An elementary school teacher gave each child in her class the first half of a well-known 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 is always darkest before ... daylight savings time.

It is always darkest before ... I open my eyes.

Never underestimate the power of ... termites.

A rolling stone ... plays the guitar.

A bird in the hand is ... a real mess.

It is better to light one candle than to ... waste electricity.

It is better to light one candle than to ... light an explosive.

You have nothing to fear but ... your principal.

You have nothing to fear but ... homework.

If you can't stand the heat ... don't start the fireplace.

If you can't stand the heat ... go swimming.

Taken (stolen) from

where there are many more.

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  • The tags automatically selected are another source of amusement.

  • LOL don't children say the funniest things :) x

  • They made me smile. M x

  • My Parents told me when asked what position are you in class at my primary school? I told them by the window :)

  • My daughter was trying to explain something to her 2&1/2 year old who put her head in her hands and said "mummy, when you speak another language out of your mouth I doesn't understand what you mean , you annoying me too much"!

    After staying with me "furfusssake" which make me very ashamed :(

  • Kids where would we be without them ?


  • One day they will run the country.


  • "When your mum is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair."

  • I love all these kids stuff. xx

  • Made me chuckle ;-)))

  • Reminds me of my middle daughter (now 41) Aged 8 she was trying to build a den from my old clothes horse and some old sheets. It kept falling down and she was becoming a bit peeved. So I suggested she asked her younger brother to help. Her reply:

    "He's more of an injury than a help"

    "Don't you mean hindrance?"

    "No, he injures you!"

    Keep smiling. xx

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