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!


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 with washable markers, spray with a little water.  When dry  gather in the middle to make wings. Use pipe cleaners wrapped around the gathered middle of the filters  for the body! You can also make butterflies by tracing each of  your child’s hands for wings. Cut them out and glue them onto paper to resemble the wings of the butterfly.

Read a Book

Here are some 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
  • Butterflies by Christina Leaf 
  • The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 

Explore More

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