Original Drama Notebook activity that uses proverbs as prompts for dramatic exercises. 88 proverbs, and instructions for using them!

This original Drama Notebook activity includes: basic instructions for using the proverbs as a drama activity; four additional ways to use the proverbs; 40 proverbs from around with world (including the country of origin); and 48 easy English proverbs with explanations. The latter can be used to help English language learners understand key phrases in the English language!

The proverbs themselves are set up on the pages so that they may easily be printed out, cut apart and put in a hat.

Examples of proverbs from around the world:

  • It is better to turn back than to get lost. (Russian)
  • Handsome words don’t butter cabbage. (German)
  • Talk does not cook rice. (Chinese)

Examples of English proverbs with explanations:

  • Two wrongs don’t make a right.
    When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword.
    Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want.

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