Butterfly Songs


This song can be used with the Eric Carle book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” The Little Caterpillar Sung to (Itsy, Bitsy Spider)

The little caterpillar crawled up into a tree,
Spun his cocoon and slept so quietly,
All through the winter he didn’t make a sound,
He dreamt of his new life when he’d be flying all around.
While he was sleeping the snow did gently fall,
Winter came and went, then her heard the robin’s call,
“Come on Mr. Butterfly, out of your cocoon
Spread your wings and fly for me, while I sing my tune.

Another song about caterpillars is Caterpillar (sung to Row, row your boat)

One caterpillar ,two caterpillars, three caterpillars today.
Four caterpillars, five caterpillars eating all the day.
One cocoon, two cocoons, three cocoons today.
Four cocoons, five cocoons sleeping all the day.
One butterfly, two butterflies, three butterflies today.
Four butterflies, five butterflies, flying, flying away.


There was a caterpillar. It wiggled up a tree.
It wiggled long, it wiggled short, it wiggled right at me!
I put him in a little box, don’t go away I said.
But when I opened up the box, he was a butterfly!
I could never make one, even if I tried.
Cause only God in Heaven can make a butterfly!


A fuzzy caterpillar wiggled down a tree.
He wiggled long, he wiggled short, he wiggled right at me.
I put him in a box. “Don’t go away,” I said.
But when I looked again I saw a butterfly instead.
Now I could never make one, even if I tried.
Cause only God in Heaven, can make a butterfly.


This is a second verse to the fuzzy caterpillar song:

Wiggly little tadpole Swimming in a lake.
He wiggles here, he wiggles there, He wiggles like a snake!
Put him in a jar, “Don’t go away,” I said.
But, when I opened up the jar – a hopping frog instead!
I could never make one, Even if I try.
Hopping frogs are made by God, just like the butterfly!

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