Because we like to label things...Collective nouns are great, aren't they? It's human nature to want to label things, especially groups of things. Sometimes they are straightforward, self-explanatory - like a flock of sheep. We all know that one.
Other times they are a little more vague, and it's these ones that make for an interesting time. Take, for example, cackle of hyenas, or a cloud of bats. Great, aren't they..? One of my favourites has to be a ballet of swans - I mean, how gorgeous is that! It's an endless source of amusement trying to think up new ones. I love a lie of politicians, or a strangle of X Factor contestants...
Anyway, I got to thinking that although we might find it fun, it must be downright confusing for our kids, especially those who are new to English... So I pulled a little something together. With a cute Gingerbread theme, these cards will help children to match collectives with their noun. I have only used animals for this time, but I plan to work on others too.
It's on sale with everything else in my shops until next week - 55% off at TN and 28% off at TPT. Pop along and take a peep.
|This one for Teachers Notebook|
|This one for TPT|