Storytime: Caterpillar/Butterfly

For this story time I had a wide range of ages, 15 children total all between the ages of 0-8. Lucky for me the littlest ones were movers and shakers and the older ones were more than willing to participate, as far as I’m concerned nothing is more of a Debbie Downer than kids who just don’t want to be at story time!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Life of a Butterfly

(Tune: Skip to My Lou)

I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me

I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me

I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me

What’ll I be my darlin?

I’m a chrysalis, now sleep with me…

I’m a butterfly, come fly with me…

Two Little Butterflies

I use this rhyme with pretty much any animal, most children are already familiar with the actions and get really into the motions.

Two little butterflies sitting on a hill

One named Jack, and one named Jill

Fly away Jack, fly away Jill

Come back Jack, come back Jill

Two little butterflies sitting on a stick

One named Slow, and one named Quick

Fly away Slow, fly away Quick

Come back Slow, come back Quick

Two little butterflies sitting on a cloud

One named Soft, and one named Loud

Fly away Soft, fly away Loud

Come back Soft, come back Loud

Two little butterflies flying through the sky

One named Low, and one named High

Fly away Low, fly away High

Come back Low, come back High

Itsy, Bitsy Caterpillar

(Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)

The itsy bitsy caterpillar

Crawled up the garden wall

Down came the rain

and he hoped he wouldn’t fall.

Out came the sun

and dried up all the rain.

Then the itsy bitsy caterpillar

went on his way again.

Cocoon

You spin a cocoon (spin around)

Then you wait inside (crouch down)

And when you come out

You’re a butterfly! (jump up and flap arms)

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