Amazing Kids! Magazine

Caterpillars to Butterflies

By Elijah Matthews, age 10, Louisiana


Caterpillars are small
But do big things.
They have four stages,
And it’s amazing.

The first stage of becoming a caterpillar
Is to be an egg.
Their eggs are small,
Just like their legs!

The second is a cocoon;
It takes time to crack.
The third stage is the butterfly without wings.
The fourth stage is full-grown adult;
They are beautiful at that time.
Now they are free,
As free as the wild.