Collective nouns: A herd of elephants
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 herd of elephants.
What you need:
- computer with internet access
- coloured pencils or markers
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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!
Herd of elephants
A herd of elephants exist as a social structure. Herds are made up mostly of closely related females and their offspring of various ages.
Adult males join breeding herds when there is a female in heat and young adult males leave herds early on to form smaller bachelor groups.
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