Collective nouns: A flight of butterflies

Collective nouns: A flight of butterflies

Kids will love colouring 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 flight of butterflies.

What you need:

  • computer with internet access
  • printer
  • paper
  • coloured pencils or markers

Number of players:


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 flight of butterflies

Butterflies are insects and begin life as caterpillars. They use their long curled tongue to eat. It is curled up in their mouths and when the tongue is uncurled, it is used like a straw to feed. They eat mostly nectar and water.

Butterflies fly together for reasons of safety and long distance travel. This is called a flight of butterflies.They stay together unless blown off course by strong winds.



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