Cross wrists, palms toward you, lock thumbs, and flutter fingers to represent the shape and movement of a butterfly.

SONG:  Fly Fly Butterfly
Tune: Skip to My Lou

Fly fly fly butterfly (make the sign for “butterfly” while singing)
Fly fly fly butterfly
Fly fly fly butterfly
Fly high up in the sky.
Credit: The Virtual Vine

BOOK 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up by Eric Carle
And just when you thought the Very Hungry Caterpillar couldn’t get any better – it comes as a pop-up book!  And it’s amazing.

FINGERPLAY: Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly
Tune: Twinkle Twinkle

Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the spring sky
Floating by for all to see
Floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the spring sky
Credit: Best Kids Book Site

ACTION SONG: Butterfly Driving a Truck by Caspar Babypants
from the album Sing Along!

We danced to this song with colorful scarves and pretended to be butterflies.

BOOK 2:  Butterfly, Butterfly: A Book of Colors by Petr Horacek
Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden one day, but then can’t find it the next.  While she searches, she sees many other, colorful creatures.  This book has a surprise pop-up at the end!

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink
from Sharon, Lois and Bram’s album Skinnamarink TV

SNACK: Butterfly Jello

I picked up a pack of these butterflies on sticks on clearance at the end of last summer.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to use them for, but they ended up looking incredibly cute in pre-made jello cups!  It was a fun (and food allergy friendly) snack for my last storytime of the school year.

3 thoughts on “Butterflies

  1. Where did you find the butterflies on a toothpick? Do you know who made them? I will write/email them. My passion is butterflies.


    • I found them in the sale bin at pier one a couple of years ago. I bought them because I thought they were so pretty….but then it took me a while to actually figure out how I wanted to use them!


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