“Señorita Mariposa”

The publisher, Penguin Random House, describes this book as “a captivating and child-friendly look at the extraordinary journey that monarch butterflies take each year from Canada to Mexico; with a text in both English and Spanish.”

 

WATCH and LISTEN to Latin Grammy award-winning children’s musician Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) read aloud from his new picture book, Señorita Mariposa, for Brightly Storytime:

 

 

SONG: Flutter, Flutter Butterfly (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Flutter, flutter butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky,
Floating by for all to see,
Floating by so merrily,
Flutter, flutter butterfly,
Floating in the summer sky.

 

SONG: The Life of a Butterfly (tune: Skip to My Lou)

I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me,  (wiggle body)
I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me,
What’ll I be, my darlin’?

A chrysalis, now sleep like me,  (place hands together and lean cheek on them)
A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
A chrysalis, now sleep like me,
What’ll I be, my darlin’?

A butterfly, come fly with me,  (flying motions)
A butterfly, come fly with me,
A butterfly, come fly with me,
Come fly with me my darlin’.

Now all together, lets do all three.
A caterpillar, a chrysalis, a butterfly — three.  (do all three motions in order)
Move your body like this with me.
The life of a butterfly, darlin’.

 

SCARVES ACTIVITY: Butterfly, Butterfly

Butterfly, butterfly, dancing all around  (wave scarves)
Butterfly, butterfly, now you’re on the ground  (lower scarves to floor)
In a tree you’re hard to see.  (raise scarves)
Now you have flown away. (hide scarf behind back)
Butterfly, oh butterfly! Please come back some day!  (wave scarves goodbye)

 

LEARN more about monarch butterflies by watching a video from National Geographic Kids. Visit National Geographic Kids for more information and pictures.

 

COLOR. Here are two free coloring pages from SuperColoring.com to print and color:

 

WATCH and LISTEN to another Brightly Storytime about butterflies. Click here to watch Danica McKellar read her book Ten Magic Butterflies, illustrated by Jennifer Bricking.

 

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