Chinese Proverbs

Here are just a few of our favourite Chinese proverbs - turned into posters, copy work worksheets and other useful printables. So much wisdom in so few words!

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.

A bad word whispered echoes a hundred miles.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

Talk does not cook rice.

A Bad Word Whispered Poster

A Bad Word Whispered Poster

"A bad word whispered echoes a hundred miles". Print out this poster featuring a very wise Chinese proverb to display in classrooms (use the borderless settings on your printer for the best result).

A Book Is Like A Garden Poster

A Book Is Like A Garden Poster

Here's a poster featuring a lovely Chinese proverb, "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket", and it's true that books are certainly full of beauty, wonder and amazement just like a garden. Perfect for displaying in a reading corner or school library!

A Child's Life Poster

A Child's Life Poster

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark". Here's another of our thought-provoking Chinese proverb posters, and it's certainly true that family, friends and teachers all leave an impression of some kind on our children.

Chinese proverb worksheets

Chinese Proverb Worksheets

There are 6 Chinese Proverb worksheets in this pack. They make an interesting - and thoughtful - activity for Chinese New Year, a China topic, or any time really.

Chinese Proverbs Copywork

Chinese Proverbs Copywork

The children can practise their handwriting with this set of six Chinese proverb copywork printables, then show their understanding of each proverb by drawing an illustration in the box provided. 

He Who Asks Poster

He Who Asks Poster

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." This Chinese proverb poster is perfect to display in classrooms or at home to remind children (and adults!) that it's always best to ask straight away if you don't know something rather tha

Keep A Green Tree Poster

Keep A Green Tree Poster

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come." This beautiful Chinese proverb perhaps tells us that if we create the right atmosphere in our hearts we will begin to enjoy life and find happiness?

To Know The Road Ahead Poster

To Know The Road Ahead Poster

This quote poster features the Chinese proverb "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back". If you want to try something in life but you don't what it's going to be like, it's a great idea to ask someone who has already taken that path!

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