Collective nouns: A herd of elephants

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
  • printer
  • paper
  • 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.



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