Collective nouns: A murder of crows

Collective nouns: A murder of crows

Kids will love learning about these free printables of 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 murder of crows.

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!

Murder of crows

This term is used to describe more than one crow behaving in the same manner.

Crows are very clever birds and often scavenge for their food. You may find them eating scraps from your household waste but they also feast on carrion and small animals. 

You will find a crows nest high in a large tree. They are not a fussy birds in terms of where they live, you will find them in many places from farms, parks and backyard gardens to forests and dense woodlands.


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