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Butterfly

Butterfly now you are free
Out on the earth finally
Fly away into the sky
Butterfly goodbye.

 

Fuzzy Caterpillar

Fuzzy, wuzzy, creepy, crawly
caterpillar, funny.
You will be a butterfly
When the days are sunny.

 

The Caterpillar

Fuzzy little caterpillar
Crawling, crawling, on the ground.
Fuzzy little caterpillar
Nowhere, nowhere to be found.
Though we've looked and looked
And hunted everywhere around!

When the little caterpillar
Found his furry coat too tight,
Then a snug cocoon he made him
Spun of silk so soft and light.
Rolled himself away within it --
Slept there day and night.

 

Caterpillar

(Sung to the tune of: 
 "Itsy Bitsy Spider")

Creepy crawly caterpillar
Looping up and down,
Furry tufts of hair along
Your back of golden brown.

You will soon be wrapped in silk,
Asleep for many a day;
And then, a handsome butterfly,
You'll stretch and fly away.

 

Caterpillar, Caterpillar

Caterpillar, caterpillar,
where will you go?
Up and down the branches,
to where the flowers grow.

Caterpillar, caterpillar,
what will you do?
I'll spin my cocoon
and then rest, too.

Caterpillar, caterpillar,
why, why, why?
Because you see I'm going to be
a lovely butterfly!

 

Butterflies Birthday

Here is the egg, small and round
On a leaf above the ground.
Here is the caterpillar, watch it eat
Lots of leaves, juicy and sweet.
Here is the chrysalis, small and thin;
The changing pupa sleeps within.
Here is the butterfly, fluttering away;
Time to celebrate its happy birthday.

 

Caterpillar Song

(Sung to the tune of:
"Yankee Doodle Dandy")

I started as a tiny egg
Upon a leaf of green
And now I stay upon the leaf
So I will not be seen
Soon I'll build a chrysalis
Upon a limb up high
I'll stay a while and then come out
And be a butterfly.

 

Butterfly Cycle
 
Suzy Gazlay 2003
Used by permission...
Thanks Suzy!

(Sung to the tune of:
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat")

 Hatch, hatch little egg,
 I'm so very small.
 Teeny tiny caterpillar,
 You can't see me at all.

 Crawl, caterpillar, crawl,
 Munching on a leaf.
 Crawling, munching, crawling, munching,
 Eat and eat and eat.

 Form, form chrysalis,
 I'm a different shape;
 Hanging by a silken thread
 Until I can escape.

 Rest, rest, chrysalis
 While I change inside;
 Now at last my time has come
 To be a butterfly.

 Stretch, stretch, pretty wings,
 It's a special day;
 Soon they will be strong enough
 For me to fly away.

 Fly, fly, butterfly,
 Fly from flower to tree;
 Find a place to lay my eggs
 So they can grow like me.

 

 

     

Butterfly Songs, Poems, & Fingerplays

 

ABC Butterfly

A B CDE
I found a butterfly on me!
F G HIJ
She started out in a very small way.
K L MNO
An egg smaller than my toe!
P Q RST
Next a caterpillar she would be.
U V WXY
In a chrysalis is where she'd lie.
Z Z ZZZ
That's how my butterfly came to be!

 

Caterpillar, Caterpillar

(Sung to the tune of "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear")

Caterpillar, caterpillar (arms up high)
Turn around. (turn around)
Caterpillar, caterpillar (all fall down)
slither on the ground. (wiggle on the floor)
Caterpillar, caterpillar (stand up)
Spin a co-coon. (twirl around)
Caterpillar, caterpillar (sit down)
Sleep until noon. (pretend to sleep)

 

Caterpillar

(Sung to the tune of: "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain")

There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wriggle, wriggle!
There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wriggle, wriggle!
There's a tiny caterpillar
A tiny caterpillar
There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wriggle, wriggle!

There's a hungry caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch! etc.

There's a shiny chrysalis on a leaf, shh, shh! etc.

There's a lovely butterfly flying high, flutter, flutter!

We add appropriate actions, of course. 
It goes very well with The Very Hungry Caterpillar story (Eric Carle).

 

Once I Saw A Butterfly

Before teaching this tune to your children, die-cut a construction
 paper butterfly for each child.  Laminate the butterflies and then staple
 a length of pipe cleaner to the back of each one.  Twist each pipe cleaner to
 form a ring small enough to fit on a child's finger.  Invite each child to slip a
 butterfly onto her finger and then use the butterfly to act out the following song.

(Sung to the tune of: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Once I saw a butterfly
Dancing in the clear blue sky.
Through the meadow he would go,
Flying high and flying low.
Once I saw a butterfly
Dancing in the clear blue sky.

 

Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar

Fuzzy Wuzzy caterpillar crawls along the ground.
Eating lots of grass and leaves,
He soon grows big and round!
He builds a house around himself.
Now can you tell me why?
'Cause soon you'll see him turn into
A pretty butterfly.

 

The Fuzzy Caterpillar

(Sung to the tune of:  "Itsy Bitsy Spider")

The fuzzy caterpillar
Curled up on a leaf,
Spun her little chrysalis
And then fell fast asleep.
While she was sleeping
She dreamed that she could fly,
And later when she woke up
She was a butterfly!

 

 

Pretty Butterfly

(Sung to the tune of: "Up On The Housetop")

First comes a butterfly
Who lays an egg,
Out comes a caterpillar
With many legs,
Oh, see the caterpillar
Spin and spin
A little chrysalis to sleep in.
Oh, oh, oh, look and see,
Oh, oh, oh, look and see.
Out of the chrysalis, my oh, my,
Out comes a pretty butterfly!

 

The Life of a Butterfly

(Sung to the tune of:  "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'?

A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
What'll I be my darlin'?

A butterfly, come fly with me,
A butterfly, come fly with me,
A butterfly, come fly with me,
What'll I be my darlin'?

Now all together, let's do all three!
A caterpillar, a chrysalis, a butterfly, three!
Move your body like this with me,
The life of a butterfly, darlin'!

   

 

5 Little Caterpillars

5 little caterpillars munching on a leaf
1 little caterpillar takes a little sleep
This little caterpillar wakes up with a cry
I'm not a little caterpillar I'm a great big butterfly.

4 little caterpillars munch the leaf some more
1 little caterpillar soon begins to snore
This little caterpillar wakes up with a cry 
I'm not a little caterpillar  I'm a great big butterfly.

3 little caterpillars munching on their snack
1 little caterpillar takes a little nap
This little caterpillar wakes up with a cry 
I'm not a little caterpillar  I'm a great big butterfly.

2 little caterpillars munch the leaf and choose
1 little caterpillar to have a little  snooze
This little caterpillar wakes up with a cry
I'm not a little caterpillar  I'm a great big butterfly.

1 little caterpillar left upon the leaf
1 little caterpillar cries out with relief
I'm not a lucky caterpillar, if I had nodded off
I would not have been a butterfly I'd have been a bloomin' moth!

 

 

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