Butterflies

Online and Printable Activities   Info and Pictures   Songs



Activities

Our classes will observe the life cycle of a Painted Lady Butterfly in May.

All ages will enjoy learning about butterflies at "Enchanted Learning."
There are lots of pictures to go along with the words which is very helpful for young children. There are many printouts and crafts here! http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/

Online Hide 'n' Seek Game
Find the insects by moving your cursor over the picture.

Print and Do a Word Find Puzzle about Butterflies and Moths

Paint a Butterfly Online
Shockwave is Required

Online Maze
Click on the puzzle then use the arrow keys to move the playing piece around.

Club Caterpillar: Kid Activities
http://www.milkweedcafe.com/ClubCathome.htm

Matching Butterfly File Folder Game
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/filefolder/butterfly/filefolderbutterflyc1.shtml

Print out the life cycle of a butterfly.

Print Three Colorful Butterfly Bookmarks

Make a Butterfly Wand

Connect the Dots Butterfly to Print

BillyBear4Kids: Butterflies to Print and Play
ColorBook pages, Maze, Tic-Tac-Butterfly Wings, Butterfly Cut Outs,
Flashcards, Bookmarks, Crafts, Mobile, Butterfly & Bug Online Games,
Insects Crossword Puzzle, Slider and Drag & Drop Puzzles
WordSearch, Jigsaw, and Butterfly Birthday Party Theme

Print then Color 6 Butterflies

Print a Monarch Butterfly to Color

Which butterfly is different?

Butterfly Crafts for young children

Make a Butterfly Mobile

Print a Tic-Tac-Toe Board and Playing Pieces
then Play with a Friend

Where do butterflies come from?
Make a Butterfly and a Chrysalis



Info and Pictures

Photos of a caterpillar hatching from an egg
http://www.milkweedcafe.com/hatchingegg.htm

Pictures of Butterflies and Caterpillars

Butterfly Basics and Photos

Learn about The Painted Lady Butterfly

The Amazing Life Cycle with Animated Pictures

The Family Butterfly Book: Activity Kit
http://www.milkweedcafe.com/familybflykit.pdf

The Life Cycle
Pictures and Info

Butterfly Computer Wallpaper

Download a Butterfly Screen Saver.

Lots of Links to Butterflies on the Internet



All visitors are invited to sign our Guest Book.
Read our Guest Book
Sign our Guest Book
Dreambook



Butterfly Songs

Sing Along to The Life of a Butterfly
I'm a Butterfly Song

Songs and Poems About Caterpillars and Butterflies



Found A Butterfly
Tune: Oh, My Darling

Found a butterfly,
Found a butterfly,
Found a yellow butterfly.
It was sipping the sweet nectar
From a flower by the fence.

Tried to catch him
In a bug net,
To keep him for my pet.
But he fluttered by,
Oh, sweet butterfly.
Haven't caught a pet yet!



The Life of a Butterfly
Tune: Skip To My Lou
Sing Along to this song!

I'm a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
I'm a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
I'm a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
What'll I be, my darlin'?

A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
What'll I be, my darlin'?

A butterfly, come fly with me,
A butterfly, come fly with me,
A butterfly, come fly with me,
What'll I be, my darlin'?

Now all together, let's do all three.
A caterpillar, a chrysalis,
A butterfly - three.
Move your body like this with me.
The life of a butterfly, darlin'.



The Caterpillar
Tune: The Adams Family

My tummy is fat (snap snap)
I like it like that (snap snap)
I wiggle around
I jiggle around
My tummy is fat (snap snap)

I'm a stri-ped caterpillar
I'm such a chubby feller
I love to eat and eat,
Those leaves are such a treat
My tummy is fat (snap snap)
I like it like that (snap snap)
I wiggle around
I jiggle around
My tummy is fat (snap snap)



My Metamorphosis
Tune: Skip to My Lou

I'm a tiny egg under a leaf.
I'm a tiny egg under a leaf.
I'm a tiny egg under a leaf.
That's the first part of my metamorphosis.

I'm a hungry caterpillar eating up leaves.
I'm a hungry caterpillar eating up leaves.
I'm a hungry caterpillar eating up leaves.
That's the second part of my metamorphosis.

I make a chrysalis and take a nap inside.
I make a chrysalis and take a nap inside.
I make a chrysalis and take a nap inside.
That's the third part of my metamorphosis.

I wake up and emerge as a butterfly.
I wake up and emerge as a butterfly.
I wake up and emerge as a butterfly.
That's the fourth part of my metamorphosis!!!!



I am just an egg-no bigger than a dot
If you look very carefully
You'll find my special spot
underneath a leaf
My mother put me down
to guard me from my enemies
So I cannot be found
Butterfly, Butterfly, brighten summer days
The beauty of the butterfly started this way



Butterflies on the wagon
Butterflies on the ball
Butterflies on the fence
Butterflies on the doll
Butterflies on the plate
Butterflies on the glass
Butterflies on the flowers
Butterflies on the grass
Butterflies on the table
Butterflies on the chair
Butterflies on the umbrella
Butterflies everywhere!



Caterpillar Song
Tune: Yankee Doodle Dandy

I started as a tiny egg
Upon a leaf of green
(picture is torn construction paper for tree, a leaf and a tiny egg all from construction paper)
And now I stay upon the leaf
(picture is again with caterpillar on leaf)
So I will not be seen.

Soon I'll build a chrysalis
(brown construction tree trunk with limb and then brown oval for chrysalis)
Upon a limb up high.
I'll stay a while and then come out
And be a butterfly!

*****

The Mighty Morpho Butterflies

Three morpho butterflies gliding through the trees
The first one swooped to take a look at me!
Three morpho butterflies sitting on a leaf
The second one was trying to eat something sweet!
Three morpho butterflies flitting all about
The third one landed on my snout!

*****

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Song
Tune: 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, thatís what the caterpillar eats.
On Tuesday, 2 yellow pears, on Tuesday 2 yellow pears,
on Tuesday 2 yellow pears, thatís what the caterpillar eats.
On Wednesday, 3 purple plums, on Wednesday 3 purple plums,
on Wednesday 3 purple plums, thatís what the caterpillar eats.
On Thursday, 4 red strawberries, on Thursday, 4 red strawberries,
on Thursday, 4 red strawberries, thatís what the caterpillar eats.
On Friday, 5 oranges, on Friday 5 oranges,
on Friday 5 oranges, thatís what the caterpillar eats.
On Saturday, too much food, on Saturday, too much food,
on Saturday, too much food, thatís what the caterpillar eats.
On Sunday, 1 green leaf, on Sunday, 1 green leaf,
on Sunday, 1 green leaf, thatís 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, thatís what the caterpillar does.
Out comes a butterfly, out comes a butterfly,
out comes a butterfly, isnít that a great surprise!

*****

The Little Caterpillar
Tune: The 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 he 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.

*****

Caterpillar
Tune: Row, 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.

*****

Caterpillar and Butterfly Action Poem
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus
Provide each child with a scarf.

The caterpillars are wriggling around, wriggling around, wriggling around.
The caterpillars are wriggling around, all around the yard.
The children lay down on their scarves and then
wriggle around like caterpillars trying to keep the scarf under them.


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

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

*****

Butterfly Hunting

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

*****

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 (fast breath in) 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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