Whether they are coming or going, chances are you have been seeing groups of migrating birds lately. We live in the Northeast where it’s rapidly turning chilly and many birds have begun their trek to warmer climates. We’ve seen (and heard) geese flying in their “V” formation and had masses of grackles stop for a rest in our trees (their group name became obvious).
Has your child ever wondered what groups of various birds are called? There are some very interesting names:
- A parliament of owls
- A wedge of geese
- A murder of crows
- A charm of finches
- A band of jays
- A herd of wrens
- A chattering of starlings/grackles
- A host of sparrows
Click the image below for a printable crossword puzzle to help learn these names…
Your child can learn about bird migration here and here. She can test her knowledge after with this bird migration game. And why not incorporate some fun crafts and activities? Here are a few to check out:
- Create a flock with these beautiful bird finger puppets.
- Decorate a room with this easy owl garland.
- Print off a bird mask and let the pretend play begin.