March 8

Sing a Song

The Fuzzy Caterpillar
(Tune: "The Itsy Bitsy Spider")

The fuzzy caterpillar
Curled upon a leaf,
Spun her little chrysalis
And then fell asleep.
While she was sleeping,
She dreamed that she could fly,
And later when she woke up
She was a butterfly!

Watch

Nature Cat, Squeek’s Butterfly Friend

Try This

There are so many butterflies flying around in the spring! Bring some inside by making butterflies out of coffee filters. Color filters and then gather in the middle to make wings. Use pipe cleaners for the body! You can also make butterflies by tracing your child’s hands for wings and then cutting those out and gluing on paper to look like a butterfly!

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Ten Magic Butterflies by Danica McKellar
  • Handle with Care: an Unusual Butterfly Journey  by Loree Griffin Burns; photography by Ellen Harasimowicz

Explore More

See the March Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!