Butterfly Songs


Caterpillar/Butterfly Play

Provide each child with a scarf. The children lay down on their scarves and then wriggle around like caterpillars trying to keep the scarf under them.

Teacher sings: (Wheels on the Bus melody)

The caterpillars are wriggling around, wriggling around, wriggling around. The caterpillars are wriggling around, all around the yard.

(children roll into a ball and cover their heads with scarf) The caterpillars are building a cocoon, building a cocoon, building a cocoon. The caterpillars are building a cocoon all around the yard.

(children pick up their scarf and fly with it) The butterflies are flying around, flying around. The butterflies are flying around, all around the yard.


Butterfly Hunting (fingerplay)

With a net I go hunting
To catch a butterfly.
When he’s caught I turn him loose,
To fly back to the sky.


Here’s a song when we do insects:

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.


A-hunting we will go, A-hunting we will go,
We’ll catch a butterfly
And put it in a box,
Then we’ll let it go!


 

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