Life Cycle of a Butterfly Assembly – Key Stage I (5 – 7 year olds)
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Assembly is for Key Stage I comes with a FREE set of photos taken at July Butterfly exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.
Cast: 7 eggs – 7 caterpillars – 7 pupae – 7 butterflies! Plus one very busy narrator! Duration: around 10 minutes. Cast (of 29) easily adaptable up or down
Numerous other Life Cycle of a Butterfly Assembly scripts available in PSHE (Key Stage II) section of the website.
These centre around butterflies and contain life lessons – hence the PSHE connection
Each around 5 – 10 minutes reading time. This does not include the discussion/question and answer session which could easily round these up to 15 – 20 minute sessions.
- How the Butterfly Lost his Bad Temper
- How the Butterfly Lost her Dissatisfaction
- How the Butterfly Lost his Vanity
- How the Butterfly Learned to Fly
- How the Butterfly Learned to Fly Higher
The life lessons for each of these is as follows:
- Appreciate what you have
- Stop ‘wanting’/looking for more
- Recognising that external beauty is not everything
- Just do it!
- The importance of striving/realising your potential
The stories upon which these guided reading scripts are based are available for purchase separately or as part of a combined package (of both stories and guided reading scripts)
The Butterfly that Stamped – from Aesops Fables Guided Reading Collection
Reading Time: Around 20 minutes, 6 speakers.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Assembly Sample Text:
(Enter 7 caterpillars, making loud slurping/munching/eating noises)
Narrator: (To audience) Hmm. Something tells me this lot will never go hungry!
All 7 caterpillars: (In horror) Hungry?
Caterpillar 1: No! Never!
Caterpillar 2: How could we ever get hungry?
Caterpillar 3: When we just eat all the time!
Caterpillar 4: We never stop!
Narrator: I can see that! What an appetite you have!
Caterpillar 5: Oh yes! We like our food!*
Caterpillar 6: You try and stop us!
Narrator: Oh I wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing!
Caterpillar 7: Nah! There’s only one thing that would stop us
Narrator: And what would that be?
Caterpillar 7: Being eaten up ourselves!
(All 7 caterpillars glare at Narrator)
Narrator: (Spluttering) Oh sorry! I mean, I’m sure you’re all very tasty. But er um, what would want to eat you?
Caterpillar 1: Birds, that’s what!
Caterpillar 2: Horrible
Caterpillar 3: Feathery
Caterpillar 4: Flying
Caterpillar 5: Creatures!
Caterpillar 6: (Alarmed) Oh oh! I think I just spotted one!
Caterpillar 7: Quick! To the tardis! I mean, chrysalis!
(Exit all caterpillars)