Here is a poem I found about a caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly. I like it as it seems quite accurate as to what we can observe. I hope you will like it too, and say it with and for your children. When children have heard it several times they will begin to join in the recitation and even supply words if you pause on the rhyming words.

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The Cocoon

I found a cocoon
That a caterpillar made,
Fastened to a leaf
Hanging in the shade.

He barely had room
To wiggle or wag,
Like me zipped up
In my sleeping bag.

I looked every day
That I passed his way,
But he never budged
Until just today.

Something happened!
He waggled and he wiggled
And then climbed out
And slowly, carefully jiggled.

Small wet wings
That grew as they dried.
He’d turned to a butterfly
While inside!



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