Collective nouns: A parliament of owls
Kids will love clearning 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 parliament of owls.
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!
A parliament of owls
Any group of owls seen travelling together or behaving in the same manner as another is described as a parliament of owls.
Although most owls are solitary and nocturnal birds who only pair up to mate. The collective noun for owls is therefore more of a poetic description, perhaps because owls are also symbols of wisdom.
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