Proverbs and Adages Activities: Task Cards, Anchor Charts, and Worksheets


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Pages: 35 PDF pages + Google Slides

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Proverbs and Adages Activities: Anchor Charts, Task Cards, and Worksheets

These proverbs and adages activities for the 3rd-6th grade are perfect for teachers who need task cards, sample proverbs, their meanings, and worksheets! This is a fantastic figurative language review!

This task cards, anchor charts, and worksheets file includes the following:

  • Two instructional pages
  • Seven pages of common proverbs and adages
  • 24 task cards
  • An answer sheet
  • An answer key
  • Three activity sheets

Please note that this packet does NOT focus on the difference between proverbs and adages, but instead on the contextual meaning of proverbs and adages.


This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.

This PDF file contains 35 pages + Google Slides.

275 reviews for Proverbs and Adages Activities: Task Cards, Anchor Charts, and Worksheets

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    Deborah N

    Really creative and fun. My students had a great time with these activities.

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    Wonderful! Thank you! 🙂

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    Useful and helpful resource!

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    Lynn C

    Used as a center activity! Wonderful resource for teaching adages and proverbs. Thank you!

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    Melissa D

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    kevin pacciano 

    This is an area that my students struggle because they have not been exposed to many of these proverbs and adages. This was a great resource for my students.

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    Thank you! Perfect for teaching the standards!

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