Collective nouns: A flock of birds
Kids will love learning about collective nouns. Not only can we teach them about collective nouns in a fun way but they'll be fascinated by the story of how it came about. This one is a flock of birds.
What you need:
- computer with internet access
- coloured pencils or markers
What are collective nouns and how are they used?
Collective nouns are used to describe a group of objects or animals thinking or moving the same way.
For example, you may see a few bees in your garden: One flying over the garden, one sitting on a flower and the other is chasing your brother. This is just three bees.
If those bees are chasing your brother at the same time, he is facing a swarm of bees. Look out!
A flock of birds
The term is used to describe a number of birds that congregate and feed together.
As far as birds go there are many advantages and disadvantages to birds flocking.
Advantages: protection, foraging, warmth, energy efficiency, breeding.
Disadvantanges: visibility, disease, competition against other flocks.
According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, the word flock was first used in the 13th century, with origins from Old English floc, which meant crowd or band, and the Old Norse flokkr.
Find more collective noun colouring pages:
- A murder of crows
- A gaggle of geese
- A flock of birds
- An army of ants
- A swarm of bees
- A flight of butterflies
- A pod of whales
- A school of fish
- A herd of elephants
- A mob of kangaroos
- A pride of lions
- A parliament of owls
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