Spring Fingerplays & Poems | Spring Circle Time Songs | Shared Reading

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Grade Levels
PreK - K, Homeschool
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These spring poems, songs, and fingerplays can be used as Shared Reading lessons or for Small Group instruction and then placed into centers after students are familiar with them. Reading comprehension at its best for the little ones. Teach the life cycle of a butterfly through song! Poems and songs are all written by Susan Paul and sung to traditional tunes. These spring poems an fingerplays are perfect for your Preschool and Kindergarten students.

Color and black and white versions are included for your printing preferences.

Teachers are saying:

  • "These are great for my Pre-K room!" "Cute, cute, cute"
  • "What fun! There are some very cute little songs in here. Thank you."
  • "Love this!"

Songs include:

Pretty Butterfly sung to “Up on the Rooftop” - teaches the life cycle of a butterfly

Fly, Fly Butterfly, sung to “Skip to My Lou”

Five Little Butterflies – Fingerplay with picture cards to use in a pocket chart or make stick puppets

See the Little Butterfly, sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Springtime, sung to “Where is Thumbkin”

Wake Up, Mr. Caterpillar! Fingerplay for butterfly life cycle

Five Little Caterpillars, sung to “Five Baby Ducks” or just chant. Picture cards for pocket chart center or to make stick puppets.

Hungry Caterpillar, sung to “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”. A companion to Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Picture cards for Pocket Chart Center or stick puppets are included

Cards are provided with visual clues to help your little ones. This is a whole group activity that can be placed in a center after everyone has learned the song/finger play etc.

If you teach 1st-2nd grade, the songs are also great for teaching about the life cycle of the butterfly for your butterfly unit!

Please download the preview to see examples of all activities before purchasing.

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53 including black and white pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.


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