A song about a tiny caterpillar, including actions for each part of the song. Two puppets come to life to sing a song about a tiny caterpillar on a leaf. Appropriate actions are given for each part of the song. First the caterpillar is wiggling on a leaf, then he is spinning a cocoon for his home and finally he flaps away as a butterfly.
This clip could be used by younger children to sing a song about a caterpillar and to follow the movements accompanying the lyrics. Play the clip and ask the children to join in. Invite them to come up with other lyrics and movements, describing the life cycle of a caterpillar and butterfly. Hand out instruments and ask the children to play the rhythm of the song to the clip. Perhaps ask the children what other songs about animals they know and sing them together.