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One day we opened our message box and found an invitation from the creator of Blue Bear Wood asking us if we wanted to join their series on collective nouns. We haven’t written about collective nouns before and it sounded like a lot of fun so, of course, we said,”Yes!”

A BROOD OF CHICKS LEARNING GAMES & CRAFT: CREATIVE COLLECTIVE NOUNS

A BROOD OF CHICKS LEARNING GAMES & CRAFT: CREATIVE COLLECTIVE NOUNS

We chose to explore the collective noun Brood of Chicks because my partner Sarah recently began raising chicks so that she could enjoy fresh, organic eggs and also the chicks are so darn cute.

Collective nouns A Brood of Chicks

We always like to include different opportunities to learn so we came up with a few activities for the kids.

How Many Chicks are in the Brood? Exploring Collective Nouns

Materials you will need to explore collective nouns with a brood of chicks:

A BROOD OF CHICKS LEARNING GAMES & CRAFT: CREATIVE COLLECTIVE NOUNS

Instructions for exploring our collective nouns counting game:

  1. Print out the nest and the chicks. We used card stock so the game would be more durable.
  2. Cut the dotted lines on the nest and glue onto another piece of paper.
  3. Cut out the chicks and decorate.
  4. Glue the chicks onto the popsicle sticks.
  5. Have the kids roll the dice and put the matching number of chicks in the nest.
  6. Talk about it: If you rolled a 1, is that a brood or just a chick?
  7. Extending the game: Print out two sets of the nest and chicks. Have them roll the dice to see how many chicks to put in the nest and then add the number of chicks in both nests. OR compare which nest has fewer or more chicks.

We are always looking for fun ways to help children identify and explore feelings so we also have a social skills game for you.

How are the Chicks Feeling? Exploring Collective Nouns

Materials you will need to explore the feelings of a brood of chicks:

Instructions for exploring the feelings of a brood of chicks:

  1. Print out the nest and the chicks.
  2. Cut the dotted lines on the nest and glue onto another piece of paper.
  3. Cut out the chicks and decorate.
  4. Glue the chicks onto the popsicle sticks.
  5. Have the children match the chicks to the correct feeling.
  6. Talk about it: Why do they think that chick looks happy? Sad? What might make them feel that way?

You can also use the chicks for pretend. Act out the feelings. Recreate your favorite stories about chicks.

Check out more fun crafts and games to teach collective nouns. Thimble and Twig created some fun activities to explore the collective noun “swarm of bees”. Or you want to make the cutest “bask of crocodiles” stop by Zing Zing Tree and check out their awesomely cute craft.

Explore books about chicks!

 


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