A caterpillar crawled to the top of a tree. (Crawl right index finger up the left arm like a caterpillar.)
“I think I’ll take a nap,” said he. (Wiggle right index finger.)
So under the leaf he began to creep. (Move right index finger under left hand.)
He spun a cocoon* and he fell asleep. (Make fist around index finger.)
For a long time he slept in that cocoon* bed,
Till spring came along and said,
“Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head.” (Shake pointer.)
Out of the leaf he did cry.
“Look, I am a butterfly.” (Hook thumbs and spread fingers to make a butterfly.)

*Or substitute “chrysalis”

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Extras for Plus Members

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