Collective nouns: A gaggle of geese
Kids will love learning about collective nouns. Not only does it 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 gaggle of geese.
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!
Gaggle of geese
This term is used to describe more than one goose behaving the same way.
According the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word gagyll was used in the late 15th century to refer to both geese and women.
The word is possibly of Dutch origin where the word gagelen meant "to chatter" and the Middle English gaggle meant "to cackle".
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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