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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. Poems and songs are all written by Susan Paul and sung to traditional tunes.
Color and black and white versions are included for your printing preferences.
Teachers are saying:
✾ Pretty Butterfly sung to “Up on the Rooftop” - teaches 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 Thumpkin”
✾ 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!
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