Popular Proverb Quiz

Activities for Seniors 
Lets get our Seniors all involved in finishing these proverbs, quizzes like this are great to keep minds active and involved in verbal communication with the rest of the community. You can start by saying the first line and go around the room asking your group to call out the answers.
Where there's a will - there's a way
There is more than one way - to skin a cat
Give him an inch - and he will take a mile
Seeing is - believing
Never look a gift horse - in the mouth
Like Father - like son
Love makes the - world go round
You can’t tell a book - by its cover
Beggars can’t be - choosers
A bird in the hand - is worth 2 in the bush
Easier said - than done
Tomorrow is - another day
Time cures - all things
Crime doesn’t - pay
A rolling stone - gathers no moss
Everyman is his own - worst enemy
Experience is the best - teacher
Every dog has its - day
Nothing ventured - nothing gained
Cleanliness is next to - Godliness
Curiosity killed - the cat
Rats desert - sinking ship
A mans home is - his castle
Laughter is the best - medicine

When in Rome - do what the Romans do
Beauty is only - skin deep
Opportunity seldom - knocks twice
An apple a day - keeps the doctor away

A friend in need - is a friend indeed
Love is - blind
Necessity is the mother of - inventions
Variety is the - spice of life
In for a penny - in for a pound 
A stitch in time - saves nine
Theres no smoke - without fire
You can’t have your cake - and eat it
Actions speak louder - than words 
One good turn - deserves another
Laughter is the best - medicine
Ignorance is - bliss
Every picture - tells a story
Birds of a feather - flock together
Life is just a bowl of - cherries
Jack of all trades - master of none
Business is - business
Blood is thicker - than water
Don’t put all your eggs - in one basket
Marriages are made - in heaven
Honesty is the - best policy
Nothing is certain but - death and taxes
Charity begins - at home
Time is - money
Make hay while the - sun shines
One mans loss - is another mans gain
Penny wise - pound foolish
It takes two - to Tango
The grass is always greener - on the other side Business before - pleasure 

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Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.


  • Kay Hunter
    Wow I’m so excited that I ran across this activity ! I’m a caregiver, and love ? doing what I do to help the clients as well as their families! It humbles me to be included on the team the families chose for the position! It also excites me, making a long story short. I’m currently 48 years in age, and this September it will be 29 years ago I had a massive CVA three days after my childbirth! So I know have short and long term memory loss! So activities such as these are also very important to me, to try my best to keep my mind as sharp as I possibly can! Thank you for creating this awesome activity and May God continue to bless you and all of your family!
    • Thank you Kay, it was lovely to hear from you. You have one of the best jobs in the world and Im so glad you enjoy our website and the activities we write about help your residents and yourself. I hope we can keep creating lots of interesting and fun ideas for you to use in your care home.

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