Collective nouns: A school of fish

Collective nouns: A school of fish

Kids will love colouring 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 school of fish.

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!

School of fish

Schools of fish travel together for a few reasons. They are less likely to be picked up by a predator and they are more likely to find food when travelling in a large school.

Schools of fish are often the same age or size and are of the same species. They travel with the same motions. A shoal of fish, on the other hand, can be group that are of different species and do not necessarily travel with the same motions or in the same direction.


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