Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids


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Which of the following statements is NOT an adage?

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1. Where do adages come from?

2. Sue and her sisters were working on a project together and got into an argument. Their mother said to them ''Too many cooks spoil the broth.'' What does this adage mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When your Grandma tells you not to count your chickens before they hatch or not to put all your eggs in one basket, what does she mean? These are old adages and you can use this quiz/worksheet to test your understanding of these types of old sayings. You will be quizzed on the history and examples of adages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will focus on your ability to:

  • Identify adages
  • Identify where adages come from
  • Explain the meanings of adage examples

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the lesson about the history of adages
  • Making connections - understand what adage would apply to a given situation
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to correctly recognize adages from given examples

Additional Learning

More information about these fun and interesting sayings can be found in Adages and Proverbs: Lesson for Kids. This lesson provides:

  • The definition of an adage
  • Explanations of adages that may not seem to fit a particular situation
  • A list of common adages that you can guess the meaning of