Story Time

Butterfly
Submitted by: Jane Howington, Kingwood
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Very Hungry Caterpillar by:Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungy little bug as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.
Gotta go! Gotta go! by:Sam Swope
Although she does not know why or how, a small creepy-crawly bug is certaine she must make a way to Mexico.
Songs
Caterpillars
Caterpillars creep, caterpillars crawl.
Caterpillar can be big, or they can be small.
Caterpillars tickle when they wiggle across my toes.
Caterpillars, please don't sit upon my nose.
Achoo!
Pretty Orange Butterfly
Pretty Orange Butterfly, flap your wings.
Soar to where the sparrow sings.
Pretty orange butterfly sitting on the tree.
Pretty orange butterfly, what do you see?
Butterfly fingerplay
Raise your hands to face your group of toddlers, spread your fingers, link your thumbs, and wiggle your fingers like a butterfly.
Craft
Copy the Monarch butterfly coloring page on orange card stock, cut them out and attach them to black or brown poster board strips to fit the kids heads; then they're little butterflies. Find the pattern at this website: http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/monarch_color.htm