This very simple folk tale originates in the UK.
This is a tale from a long time ago when you were much much younger! During this time none of the birds were friends, they would argue and bicker and fight! Everyday they would boast about themselves and put down the other birds!
However, that all changed one day when the crow and the pheasant discovered that kindness, compliments and gratitude could change their world and the world of others too!
Could their new findings and friendships spread to others and finally help all of the birds to become friends?
After listening to the story consider the following questions and activities:
This story has two main characters, the crow and the pheasant. Have you ever seen these birds? They have very distinct calls, follow this link and listening to their calls and learn about their habitat, then head out for a walk and try to see if you can track them down by listening for their call.:
2. In the story the birds become friends by recognising each others qualities. Think of three friends or family members and write three of their greatest qualities, then tell them or write them a short note to tell them you appreciate them.
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