Roly-Poly Caterpillar

We started off Butterfly Week by watching a video about Butterfly Metamorphosis.  I wanted the boys to have a visual image to reference when we spoke about the Butterfly Life Cycle each day this week.  Next, we had our first butterfly activity which was inspired by the very creative Amy at The Wonder Years.  She used this lesson during circle time and her version is found here.  I love this idea because it’s an easy way to encourage creativity.  There’s no preparation needed and all you do is read a poem while you act out the words.  Love it!

“Roly-Poly Caterpillar” ~ Author Unknown

Roly-poly caterpillar, into a corner crept.


Spun around himself a blanket and for a long time he slept. 


Roly-poly caterpillar, wakened by and by.

Found himself with beautiful wings, changed into a butterfly.



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