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Silkworm Poem

I saw a tiny silkworm
It had a funny name
My teacher called it larva
But it wiggled all the same

One day it changed from hairy to smooth
From black to very white
Its body was much bigger too
And it did it overnight

It changed like this
Just three more times
And always in between
It ate and ate and ate and ATE
Mulberry leaves so green

One day it stopped
And started to spin
A shiny silken thread
Around and round in figure eights
It moved its little head

It made a cocoon so snowy white
Its neighbors made theirs yellow and bright
And then inside where none could see
A pupa formed, my teacher told me

One day it pushed from its cocoon
How different it looked now
It fluttered about on weak, little wings
A silkworm moth --but how??

It laid so many golden eggs
Near its empty white cocoon
I wondered when the larva would hatch
Would it be very soon?

Egg to larva to pupa to adult
Is a strange, strange way
To change from being born
Into a grown-up moth, I'd say!


Silkworm Song by Elaine Wade
Sung to the tune, "I am a Pizza."
Listen to a Clip of the Song Here

I am a silk worm
brown and white
I like to eat leaves
day and night.

I spin a silk thread
into a cocoon.
I am a silk worm
Please feed me soon!

I am a silkworm
I wiggle and squirm.
Cocoons don't take long
as you will learn.

Now I make a hole
and climb right out
I was a silkworm
Now I'm a moth!

I am a moth
brown and white
I lay tiny eggs
their colors are bright.

I like to fly (flap) around.
Happiness I bring.
I am a silkworm.
See you next spring!



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