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Butterflies and Caterpillars

Learn and sing about caterpillars and butterflies in these fun videos!

Hello my friends.

I’m happy to share with you these two fun and educational videos about the story of the life cycle of caterpillars and butterflies. I find this story to be one of nature’s most beautiful wonders. The video above is by Kids Education Online and in it you can watch caterpillars from the moment they hatch until their amazing metamorphosis into a butterfly. Be prepared for awe and wonder! The next video can be found on a previous post and it features my very own song, “I Almost Kissed a Butterfly” with lyrics. This song is based on a true butterfly story and is filled with lots of fun facts about these insects. I hope you will sing along with me and that my story inspires you to look closely for butterflies, caterpillars and other insects the next time you are outside. Have fun!

With a joyful flutter,


Watch our Butterfly Song Video for Kids, “I ALMOST KISSED A BUTTERFLY”


Dear Friends,

I was walking down a trail one day and, before I knew it, I was writing the song, “I ALMOST KISSED A BUTTERFLY”. This song is one of my favorites and is featured in this animal song video by the same name. This video mixes our live performance with the soundtrack from our CD “Everything is Connected and Other Animal Songs for Kids”.  It also includes the song lyrics so that you can sing along with us; and it ends with some fun questions about butterflies and caterpillars.

This song is based on a true story of my encounter with a butterfly while hiking at Crystal Cove State Park in southern California, USA. You can hear the story of this encounter  and the original rough recording of “I ALMOST KISSED A BUTTERFLY” on a previous blog post. I love singing this song and find it to be a wonderful way to celebrate these very interesting insects. Look for caterpillars and butterflies the next time you are outside! If you see a butterfly, please blow it a kiss for me.

– Birdsong

Listen to my new butterfly song for kids. It’s called: “I Almost Kissed a Butterfly.”

Hello everyone.

I’ve written a new animal song called I Almost Kissed a Butterfly.  I started writing it after seeing a beautiful butterfly while I was taking a walk.  Most of my animal songs are about an animal I have met or an animal I find interesting.  I think that butterflies are beautiful creatures and whenever I see them I feel happy inside.  My feeling of happiness and my love for butterflies are what made me want to write a song about them.

 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  to my new animal song for kids, “I Almost Kissed A Butterfly”  

If you have any ideas or fun facts about butterflies to add to the song, please send them to me at:

(UPDATE on 8-13-15: You can now find “I ALMOST KISSED A BUTTERFLY” on our Parents’ Choice®  Approved CD “EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED and Other Animal Songs for Kids” and in our butterfly song video.

Thank you for listening!



p.s  Here are the words, or “lyrics” to the chorus of “I Almost Kissed a Butterfly:”

It was a near miss but I almost kissed a butterfly.
It was a near miss but I almost kissed a butterfly.
It flew out of the sky above,
And I gave that butterfly some love.
It was a near miss but I almost kissed a butterfly.



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Birdsong is an environmental songstress who is passionate about about Nature, music and inspiring kids to be students and stewards of the Earth.  Read more...


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