The Little Caterpillar: A Celebrate Literacy Week Activity

Celebrate Literacy Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to inspire Florida’s students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.

To celebrate it this year, the Division of Early Education has created several activities around the book The Little Butterfly That Could.

The Little Butterfly that Could


Revisit the pages in The Little Butterfly That Could by Ross Burach that show the butterfly’s life cycle. Discuss what happens as the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly as you show the children the pictures. Next, tell the children you want to teach them a tune called The Little Caterpillar Song. Ask them to listen as you sing the song below. Then, invite them to sing along and act out the song using gestures or props.

The Little Caterpillar Song (To the tune of The Itsy-Bitsy Spider)

The little caterpillar snuggled on a leaf
Spun a little chrysalis and then fell asleep,
While it was sleeping, it dreamed that it could fly,
When it woke up, it was a butterfly!