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The Ostrich

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The Ostrich

"The Ostrich" is a children's song, sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the 
Republic".

Oh, did you know the ostrich is the world's largest bird?
It lives in Africa in a small group that's called a herd.
An ostrich cannot fly; instead it gallops on two legs.
A female ostrich lays enormous eggs!

Bonus activity: Print out an ostrich coloring sheet for each child (you can find one at 
raisingourkids.com) and have him or her color it. Explain to children that ostriches 
are 7-9 feet tall and tower over the average human being!

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  1. Date: 4/9/2011 11:18:00 AM

    they also have Ostrich races, where they have a saddle on them. i loved this poem,very creative. thank you for reading my fruit together and for your comment.

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 12:29:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your poetry today and will be back again soon to read more Cherie. May you have a week of good health, joy and sunshine to light up your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 9:17:00 AM

    Very nice Cherie.. children will enjoy this one for their activity... great concept for learning luv..

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 8:39:00 AM

    Enjoyed the write on the ostrich with nice information for the children , Cherie

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 8:18:00 AM

    I didn't think it matched the rhythm at first, but after rereading/singing it, I get it now. It's cute and entertaining for kids.