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Caterpillar Songs and Poems

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Roly-Poly Caterpillar
Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle pointer finger)
In a corner crept, (place pointer finger in cupped hand)
Spun around himself a blanket (spin around)
Then for a long time slept. (place head on folded hands)
Roly-poly caterpillar (wiggle pointer finger)
Wakening by and by, ("stretch" pointer finger)
Found himself with beautiful wings
Changed to a butterfly. (flutter arms like wings)

Caterpillar Chant
A caterpillar looks so very small.
It is hardly there at all.
It munches on green leafy treats,
And it gets bigger as it eats.

It eats and eats, until at last,
It wraps up in a chrysalis.
When it wakes up, it blinks each eye
And says, "Now I am a butterfly!"

The Wiggly Caterpillar
Once there was a caterpillar wiggly as could be,
He ate and ate and ate all the new, green leaves.
And when he was finished and could eat no more,
He made himself a chrysalis that didn't have a door.

While inside this chrysalis, he began to change,
The wiggly caterpillar would never be the same.
After several days, he broke out, and my oh my,
The caterpillar he had been was now a butterfly.

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