Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Caterpillar/Butterfly Storytime

Books:
Caterpillar Dance by Will Grace


A Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up by Eric Carle
Butterfly Butterfly by Peter Horacek


Songs:
Flutter, Flutter Butterfly (To the tune of Twinkle Twinkle). Found at SurLaLune
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the springtime sky
Floating by for all to see
Floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter, butterfly
Floating in the springtime sky!

Fingerplays:
The fuzzy little caterpillar went up into a tree,
spun his cocoon and then he went to sleep.
While he was sleeping he dreamt that he could fly,
when he woke up (sigh) he was a butterfly.
(Found at Perpetual Preschool).  I used the caterpillar/butterfly puppet for this fingerplay

There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle,
There's a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle,
There's a tiny caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle. (children do wiggling action for this verse)
There's a big fat caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch, etc (munching action)
There's a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter, etc (fluttering action)
(Also found at Perpetual Preschool).

5 Little Butterflies

Poem can be found at Suidoo's Butterfly Unit

Crafts:
For toddlers we made a linked-chain caterpillar

I got the idea for this craft from one of my awesome coworkers.  She uses this craft for her Bug Storytime.

For the preschoolers I used an Oriental Trading craft I had laying around.






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