I am cleaning out my craft room (that has been a catch-all since we moved in) and came upon some old stories that the girls wrote eons ago (2001). They are coloring pages about butterfly eggs, and I had the girls narrate a story to go along with the pictures they colored. I will try to scan the pictures in later.
By Teeny Bopper (5 yrs. old)
Once upon a time, there was an egg. And the egg lay on a leaf, upside down. The next morning, the egg cracked.
Out was a beautiful caterpillar. It crawled around. Then it found a leaf. The caterpillar said, "Hmmm. Maybe this will be a good place to rest."
Then, the caterpillar built a chrysalis. The next morning it broke up. He threw away all the chrysalis tissues, and surprised everyone when they saw what came out.
They saw a beautiful butterfly that filled their eyes with beauty.
By Sweet G (3 yrs. old)
There was a beautiful leaf with a beautiful egg on it.
Out came a beautiful caterpillar on the beautiful leaf. And it said, "Maybe this is a good place to hide."
And it built a beautiful chrysalis. They were surprised what they saw happened to him. He made a hole and his friends were surprised.
And he was a beautiful butterfly!