Butterfly Songs

 


I made up this song to go with our butterfly unit. I had the kids make a caterpillar out of green pom poms glued to a tongue compressor stick, its chrysalis was a small paper lunch sack, twisted at the top to represent the silk attached to a tree. After placing the caterpillar into its chrysalis and stapling it to a tree, we sang this song:

A Caterpillar’s Nap

Little caterpillar sitting all alone, we need to find you a nice warm home. Spin your silk and hold on tight, it’s time to tell the day, “Goodnight!” The days are many, the days are long, hold on caterpillar you must be strong. Oh (pause) Wait a minute! (pause) What do I see, a beautiful butterfly looking at me!


 

(sung to “Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap”

Oh, I wish I were a little butterfly.

Butterfly.

Oh, I wish I were a little butterfly.

Butterfly.

I would go zoom, zoom, zoom.

All around the room.

Oh, I wish I were a little butterfly.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Song

(sung to the tune of 10 Little Indians)

On Sunday, 1 little egg, on Sunday 1 little egg, on Sunday 1 little egg, out comes a caterpillar.

On Monday, 1 red apple, on Monday 1 red apple, on Monday 1 red apple, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Tuesday, 2 yellow pears, on Tuesday 2 yellow pears, on Tuesday 2 yellow pears, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Wednesday, 3 purple plums, on Wednesday 3 purple plums, on Wednesday 3 purple plums, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Thursday, 4 red strawberries, on Thursday, 4 red strawberries, on Thursday, 4 red strawberries, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Friday, 5 oranges, on Friday 5 oranges, on Friday 5 oranges, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Saturday, too much food, on Saturday, too much food, on Saturday, too much food, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

On Sunday, 1 green leaf, on Sunday, 1 green leaf, on Sunday, 1 green leaf, that’s what the caterpillar eats.

In his cocoon, he goes to sleep, in his cocoon, he goes to sleep, in his cocoon, he goes to sleep, that’s what the caterpillar does.

Out comes a butterfly, out comes a butterfly, out comes a butterfly, isn’t that a great surprise!


This is a song my nursery class love to do when we have read the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

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)

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.