You can recognise a Canadian goose by its black head and neck, white patches on the face, and brown body. Although it is native to the arctic regions of North America, it migrates as far as northern Europe and has been introduced to many countries around the world.
Geese - whether the farmyard kind or Canadian geese - are one of the larger birds that children are likely to come across. They are noisy birds, and can be intimidating if they are coming at you in a flock, as we discovered when the kids were young!
Did You Know?
Geese are large waterbirds with long necks, webbed feet and a short bill. Geese migrate every year, and a flock of geese fly in a "V" formation - a fascinating sight to see.
Fun Fact: Geese eat most seeds, berries, grass and nuts - but they absolutely love blueberries!
Our Goose Activities
We have 3 Canadian Geese notebooking frames for you to choose from perfect for project work on geese, birds or Canadian Animals.
This could be a great activity for when you get home from feeding the birds at your local pond. G is for Goose on this colouring page and it is part of a complete alphabet set.
G is for Goose on this alphabet poster. This is part of a beautiful set featuring animals and birds. They make a colourful and useful frieze for the wall.
Goose is not the easiest of words to make an acrostic poem from. A good way to start is by brainstorming words beginning with the letters G, O, S and E. We have four versions of our goose acrostic poem printable to choose from to present the finished poem.
Here's a cute goose colouring page - that looks like it has walked out of a Beatrix Potter farmyard, with its bow around its neck! Fun for the kids to colour in, we hope.
Use our goose finger tracing page to practise forming curved letters. You could try shaping the letters from playdough.
Our goose grid copy asks children to copy the goose from one grid to the other. They will need to concentrate hard and follow the lines square by square.
Practise round letter shapes with our goose handwriting worksheet. Each line has a different font, getting steadily harder.
Why not give this goose lacing card a go. Punch holes around the outline to make it as easy or difficult as you would like. Follow the instructions on the page and laminate the finished product if you need it to be more hardwearing.
Our goose notebooking pages are useful for all sorts of writing projects and we've got two versions to choose from.
Here's a stunning A4 photographic poster of a goose that you can print out and display for your farm animal themes. Use borderless settings on your printer for the best result.
With a choice of regular lines or handwriting lines our goose story paper can be used by children of all ages for creative writing or recording a farm visit perhaps.
Displaying three flying geese on the wall was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s - and you could use this flying goose template to do the same! It's a useful shape for seascape collages, too.
Younger children can work on their pencil control by tracing the outline of this lovely farmyard goose before colouring him in.
Our goose word tracing pace is a fun extension activity for children practising curved letters. Trace the word and then have fun colouring the picture.
Find out some facts about geese and use our goose worksheet to record them. We have a choice of colour or black and white versions for you.
Our goose writing page could be used for recording research or reporting on a farm visit. We have colour or black and white versions to choose from.