Below is the poem entitled The Ostrich which was written by poet
Durbin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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"The Ostrich" is a children's song, sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the
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!