Story Time

Butterflies
Submitted by: Holly Koile, Freeman
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by:Eric Carle
This very colorful book follows the life cycle of the caterpillar from a small egg on a leaf right on up to becoming a butterfly.
The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by:Sheridan Cain
Caterpillar wants to fly like his friends Bumblebee, Sparrow and Butterfly but he only has legs for walking. Butterfly has a secret and knows what will happen when Caterpillar wakes up from a long winter's nap.
Percival the Plain Little Caterpillar by:Helen Brawley
Percival is a plain brown caterpillar that loves the pretty colors of his friends. One day, he falls asleep dreaming of beautiful colors and is in for a wonderful surprise when he wakes up!
Charlie the Caterpillar by:Dom DeLuise
No one wants to play with Charlie because he is "an ugly caterpillar". All that changes when he turns into a beautiful butterfly. When he meets Katie, a sad "ugly caterpillar" they become best friends because Charlie knows what will soon happen to Katie.
The Caterpillar That Roared by:Michael Lawrence
Hugo is a caterpillar that doesn't want to be a butterfly...he wants to be a lion! Hugo soon learns that it is best to simply be yourself. (This book includes several butterfly activities to enjoy.)
Songs
Butterfly, Butterfly
Butterfly, butterfly,
Dancing all around
("fly" fingers up and down)
Butterfly, butterfly,
Now you're on the ground.
("fly" fingers to the floor)
In a tree,
You're hard to see,
Now you've flown away.
("fly" fingers behind back)
Butterfly, oh, Butterfly,
Please come back some day.
("fly" fingers to front)
Craft
Locate a pretty butterfly coloring page and have each child color it with bright colors. Cut out the butterfly and tape it to a paper wristband. Tape the wristband around the child's wrist and have him/her move her arm up and down to "fly" the butterfly around.