Life Cycle of a Butterfly (10 free printables)

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If you are learning about butterflies with your younger children you are going to love our free life cycle of a butterfly worksheets.

Children will love having fun while learning about butterflies and caterpillars. These are aimed at kindergarten – grade 2 students.

This is a no-preparation download, so if you have left it until the last minute (like I normally do!) this will be perfect for the kids at home or in school.

Why not grab some butterfly books for kids and start to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.

We love creating free homeschool printables and have well over 200.

free life cycle of a butterfly worksheets

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

The kids are going to love our free life cycle of a butterfly worksheet.

Supplies Needed:

Instructions:

Print out the butterfly worksheets below, it will print out on 10 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

There is nothing better than seeing first hand the life cycle of a butterfly with this live butterfly kit.

The first worksheet encourages the kids to research the life cycle of a butterfly by researching 4 key words. I prefer to get the kids to do this from books, and this Life Cycles book is awesome, but of course, they can use the internet if you prefer.

life cycle of a butterfly

This worksheet is a simple drawing arrows to the parts of a butterfly.

parts of a butterfly

Looking at the image the children have to label the stages of the butterfly life cycle.

Butterfly life cycle

Describe the butterfly by either writing a sentence or drawing a picture in each box, can, have, and are.

life cycle of a butterfly

The children will need to trace and color the butterflies.

tracing and coloring butterfly


Next, create a life cycle of a butterfly spinner wheel. But before you do ask the children to complete the butterfly facts questions at the top of the page.

life cycle of a butterfly printable

Place the pages on top of each other and cut out the 2 circles. Make sure on the butterfly life cycle image you cut out the blank quarter.

Place the butterfly life cycle image with the quarter cut out on top of the other image and add a brass fastener to the middle.

life cycle of a butterfly

This life cycle of a butterfly features, coloring, cutting practice, gluing, and folding.

I recommend coloring the images in first, but if you are working with much younger children then you might want to cut them in advance.

life cycle of a butterfly

Sort the images into the correct order and glue them under the butterfly.

life cycle of a butterfly

Butterfly Color By Number

Color in this beautiful butterfly by following the color code on the bottom of the page. The children can use crayons, coloring pencils, or pens.

Butterfly color by number

Butterfly Scavenger Hunt

We love scavenger hunt printables and have well over 20 for free. This butterfly scavenger hunt, is a little harder though, so if you are using it with younger children, I recommend spotting the color of the image rather than the different species.

As there are over 17,500 species of butterfly around the world, and depending on where you live you will have different species from where I live.

butterfly scavenger hunt

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

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Last Updated on 30 September 2022 by homeschoolof1

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