Collective nouns: A parliament of owls

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
  • 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!

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.



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