We shared stories & activities about Caterpillars & Butterflies!
I am very pleased to report that this storytime was a big HIT! Nothing makes me happier. 🙂
For the words to all of the songs & rhymes we explored, click here:
Clap Everybody and Say Hello!
Open, Shut Them
Roll Your Hands
First Story: Ten Little Caterpillars
Second Story: Butterfly, Butterfly
SURPRISE BUTTERFLY IN A BOX
The fuzzy little caterpillar
Crawled up to look at me.
He wiggled and I giggled,
Friends we soon would be.
So I put him in a box, I did!
“Don’t you crawl a way”, I said.
But, the next time I opened up the lid,
Out flew a butterfly instead!
Shall we make more butterflies???
Five little caterpillars spun cocoons (spin your hands)
Hoping spring would be here soon (fingers crossed)
With a little bit of magic (wiggle fingers in the air)
And some warm sunshine (arms overhead for round sun)
Clap, clap, clap for a butterfly!
(Pull a butterfly out of a basket…repeat until you have five butterflies on your flannel board.)
(Credit: Miss Sarah’s Storytime BlogSpot)
One little, two little, three little butterflies,
Four little, five little, six little butterflies…
Seven little, eight little, nine little butterflies…10 little butterflies here!
Shall we bring our butterflies back? (+ 5 more???)
Five Little Butterflies
Five Little Butterflies on flowers galore,
One flew off, then there were four.
Four little butterflies among the sweet peas,
One flew off, than there were three.
Three little butterflies with nothing to do,
One flew off, than there were two.
Two little butterflies resting in the sun,
One flew off than there was one.
One little butterfly, now the only one,
She flew off, than there were none!
(Credit: Jean Warren)
Waiting for Wings
Row Your Boat
Itsy Bitsy Spider
I’m a Little Teapot/2 Little Blackbirds
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
You Are My Sunshine
Goodbye Friends (in sign) (to the tune of Hello Ladies)
Storytime’s Over…Let’s Wave Bye-Bye!