A Riddle a Day, Day 1

Here’s a rhymed riddle and a challenge for newly-minted homeschool teachers.

I’m black as a crayon. I love corn.

My cry is as loud as a rusty horn.

But like a parrot, I can learn to speak.

I’m a smart, dark bird with a yellow beak.

What am I?

Now, help kids do their own research on any topic. It doesn’t have to be about an animal. Have them write their own riddle, based on their research. It can be rhymed or unrhymed, formal or informal. What matters is that the information is correct. They should try to sneak in odd facts and little-known tidbits.

I hope you’ll share their riddles.

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