She wanted to fly with the butterflies that day, to flutter and flit and feel the sun on her wings. So, she put on her best cloak and headed out to the garden.
She wrapped her cloak tight like a cocoon, and she waited.
She waited, feeling happy and warm.
And waited, feeling excited for more.
She knew it was time when her arms could barely hold still and her feet danced a little dance.
In a flash of light, she spread her arms out wide, wide, wide. Her cloak now matched the monarch’s wings in an orange and black more beautiful than even a tiger’s stripes.
She ran and leaped into the air, lifting up into the sky.
What do you think happens next, Friend? Watch the short cartoon and finish the story.
More questions for discussion:
Do you think her cloak was magic or was she pretending?
What animal would you like to be like?
What would you do if you were a butterfly?
What’s your favorite thing to do outside?
Where would you go if you could fly?
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