Storytime Theme: Butterflies "Pet the butterfly, don't stomp on the butterfly..."

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"Green Butterfly" by Maria Taylor

Dream what you can become
A shake that basks in the sun
The kettle cries when it's done
Become it and just keep going

The fight was losing it's fun
And I never knew if I won
It can live and die and become
Learn it and just keep going

A friend that you can lean on
A daughter constant and strong
Admit the things I've done wrong
Say "sorry" and just keep going

The pit inside you gets worse
The talks are over-rehearsed
When everything feels reversed
You switch it and just keep going

Green butterflies, in your sight, in your sight
The easy pace of morning light
You'll be free you'll find
When you give up

Dream that you can exist
A stranger blowing a kiss
And is it you that I miss?
Believe it and just keep going

The fight was losing it's fun
And I never knew if you won
It can live and die and become
We learn it and then just keep going

Green butterflies, in your sight, in your sight
The easy pace of morning light
You'll be free you'll find
When you give up
When you give up


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Audience Participation Stories/Characters for Act-out Stories


Story Extensions

  • Games/Activities

  • Recorded Music/Traditional Songs (Title, Source, CD, Performer)

  • Fingerplays (Please type out)

  • Poetry/Riddles (Please type out)



Arts and Crafts

Coffee filter butterfly
Coffee filter
Clothes pins
Something to color coffee filter with

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Cut out butterfly templates are available in folder along with a template to build a paper butterfly

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills