A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

It’s hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

Don’t change horses …until they stop running.
Strike while the …bug is close.
It’s always darkest before …Daylight Saving 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.
There are none so blind as …Stevie Wonder.
Children should be seen and not …spanked or grounded.
If at first you don’t succeed …get new batteries.
You get out of something only what you …See in the picture on the box.
When the blind lead the blind …get out of the way.
A bird in the hand …is going to poop on you.

And the WINNER and last one!

Better late than … Pregnant!

Hat tip: Weezie
Image Credit: Love, Live and Laugh

  49 comments for “Proverbs

  1. March 14, 2015 3:24 am at 3:24 am

    bahahaha! The bird IS gonna poop on you. For sure! A+, kiddo.

    Have an awesome day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

    • March 14, 2015 7:45 am at 7:45 am

      Your hand or your hair or somewhere, but poop they will. πŸ™‚

  2. Ann
    March 14, 2015 3:37 am at 3:37 am

    Gotta love the mind of a 6 year old. These are great

    • March 14, 2015 7:46 am at 7:46 am

      They come up with the coolest things. They really do. πŸ™‚

  3. March 14, 2015 4:07 am at 4:07 am

    Those are just amazing. They came up with great answers. Love the last one but they are all quite good. Have a most wonderful day Sandee, Zane, and Little Bit.

    • March 14, 2015 7:46 am at 7:46 am

      They were honest in their answers. I think as we age we become more concerned about what others might think. Kids don't do that. πŸ™‚

  4. March 14, 2015 4:24 am at 4:24 am

    These are funny! Thanks for sharing this, it was a great start to my day. I laughed out loud at some of them. This is something I am definitely sharing on Facebook!

    • March 14, 2015 7:46 am at 7:46 am

      Share away Karen. I love what kids come up with. πŸ™‚

  5. March 14, 2015 4:43 am at 4:43 am

    Brilliant…and funny! That bird is definitely gonna poop on you. Trust…ME. Hahaha

    Big hugs, my friend…

    • March 14, 2015 7:47 am at 7:47 am

      Yes brilliant and funny and we all know what birds do best. πŸ™‚

  6. March 14, 2015 5:14 am at 5:14 am

    LOL how funny and some actually made sense haha!

    Have a proverbtastic day Sandee :-h

    • March 14, 2015 7:48 am at 7:48 am

      Well, they certainly made sense to these kids. πŸ™‚

  7. March 14, 2015 5:25 am at 5:25 am

    Such cute, literal answers and the best definitely is the best.

    • March 14, 2015 7:48 am at 7:48 am

      Kids are very literal in their answers. That's what makes kids so fun. πŸ™‚

  8. March 14, 2015 5:54 am at 5:54 am

    Those children are brilliant. The ones that I really liked were " When the blind lead the blind …get out of the way.
    A bird in the hand …is going to poop on you."
    Have a great Saturday Sandee. Say hi to Zane See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • March 14, 2015 7:49 am at 7:49 am

      Yep, those are two great ones Paul.

      You have a great Saturday too my friend. Hello to Mary Lou. πŸ™‚

  9. March 14, 2015 7:12 am at 7:12 am

    just goes to prove that kids are smarter than we think! Brilliant answers- the last one for 6 year olds is rather amazing! Big hugs to you!

    • March 14, 2015 7:49 am at 7:49 am

      They are way, way smarter than we give them credit for. Big hugs back. πŸ™‚

  10. March 14, 2015 7:20 am at 7:20 am

    What great answers! Liked the last one best, but all were good. Most adults couldn't come up such witty stuff.

    If at first you don't succeed… try drinking a beer while you do it. You'll be amazed at how much less you care.

    See, not so witty.

    • March 14, 2015 7:50 am at 7:50 am

      I agree that most adults wouldn't think outside the box. Kids do everyday. πŸ™‚

  11. March 14, 2015 8:05 am at 8:05 am

    You are the best !! I thought those were so cute,love sending you mail you enjoy it πŸ™‚

    • March 14, 2015 8:31 am at 8:31 am

      Thanks for sending them. They are indeed very cute. Well worth posting. πŸ™‚

  12. March 14, 2015 8:31 am at 8:31 am

    Heeheehee! These do make a lot of sense!

    • March 14, 2015 9:40 am at 9:40 am

      Yes they do. πŸ™‚

  13. March 14, 2015 9:05 am at 9:05 am

    A six year old used "pollution" voluntarily?

    • March 14, 2015 9:40 am at 9:40 am

      Well, there is global warming and other such stuff so pollution is probably something they hear all the time. πŸ™‚

  14. March 14, 2015 9:42 am at 9:42 am

    Brilliant…I agree with your winner!

    • March 14, 2015 10:31 am at 10:31 am

      Kids say the most wonderful things. πŸ™‚

  15. March 14, 2015 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

    This was so funny =))

    • March 14, 2015 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm

      Kids rock don't they. Yes they do. πŸ™‚

  16. March 14, 2015 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm


    • March 14, 2015 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm

      Yep, these kids were very funny. πŸ™‚

  17. March 14, 2015 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm

    I actually did a proper Silly Sunday this time.

    • March 14, 2015 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm

      Good for you Tony. All your posts qualify for Silly Sunday. πŸ™‚

  18. March 14, 2015 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm

    My have times changed—my answers just don't fit anymore.

    • March 14, 2015 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm

      They sure have haven't they. Kids see things so differently than we do. πŸ™‚

  19. March 14, 2015 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm

    Smart kids. A lot of those made perfect sense! Happy Saturday!

    • March 15, 2015 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm

      They sure did. πŸ™‚

  20. March 15, 2015 10:11 am at 10:11 am

    A miss is as good as a mister!! hahaha

    • March 15, 2015 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm

      I'm guessing that was a little girl that did that one. πŸ™‚

  21. March 15, 2015 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm

    roche' is laughing and laughing!

    smiles, bee

    • March 16, 2015 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm

      He's a pistol that Roche. Just like his mom. πŸ™‚

  22. March 16, 2015 7:36 am at 7:36 am

    HAHAHA! I have a first grader and I could so see her writing some of these! The funniest things pop out of their mouths. I actually have some of her "wisdom" coming to the blog soon. It is pretty good stuff.

    • March 16, 2015 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm

      Oh I can't wait to read yours. Kids are so much fun. πŸ™‚

  23. March 16, 2015 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm

    Some of those are pretty good ones.

    • March 16, 2015 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm

      Kids call them as they see them. Bless their hearts. πŸ™‚

  24. March 16, 2015 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm

    Funny stuff, but I hope the last one wasn't really from a 6 year old.

    • March 17, 2015 7:07 am at 7:07 am

      It probably was though. Kids hear grownups saying all kinds of things. πŸ™‚

  25. MNL
    June 2, 2018 3:37 am at 3:37 am

    laughing, these are hilarious!

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