Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheets (7 free printables)

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Discover the magic of metamorphosis with our free life cycle of a butterfly worksheets.

Starting an adventure through the changes a butterfly goes through. Our free worksheets make learning fun and interesting.

These carefully made worksheets not only show the amazing change from a small egg to a pretty butterfly but also help make learning about science exciting.

They’re great for school projects, learning at home, or just for a fun activity over the weekend.

Our free life cycle worksheets are aimed at kindergarten – 2nd grade students.

butterfly life cycle worksheet

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Butterfly life cycle worksheets

The kids are going to love our free life cycle of a butterfly worksheet. You are going to love them as they are so much fun, and more importantly, you probably have all the supplies already!

Supplies needed:

What’s included in the download?

Print out the butterfly worksheets below, they will print out on 8 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

  • Research the 4 main stages of the butterflies life.
  • Parts of a butterfly worksheet
  • Label the stages of a butterfly.
  • Color and label the different cycles of the butterfly.
  • Butterfly foldable craft, color, cut, stick, and fold the 4 main life stages.
  • Butterfly life cycle spinning wheel craft.
  • Butterfly scavenger hunt printable

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

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

Stages of a butterfly life cycle worksheet

The first worksheet encourages the kids to research the life cycle of a butterfly by researching 4 keywords. Butterfly egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly.

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.

stages of a butterfly life cycle worksheet

We love to add the Life Cycles book to our studies.

Label parts of a butterfly worksheet

These butterfly activities for elementary students involve drawing arrows to the correct parts of a butterfly.

Just add an arrow from the antenna, head, forewing, hindwing, thorax, and abdomen to the correct parts of the butterfly. when finished you can also download our free parts of a caterpillar worksheet.

life cycle of a butterfly

Looking at the image the children have to label the stages of the butterfly life cycle. From egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult butterfly.

life cycle of a butterfly labeling

Life cycle of a butterfly craft

There are two fun butterfly life cycle activities for preschoolers to complete.

The first one is to create a butterfly life cycle wheel.

butterfly life cycle

Cut out the two circles, and 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

You can also enjoy this coffee filter butterfly craft.

The second butterfly craft involves coloring, folding, cutting, and gluing.

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 craft

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

life cycle of a butterfly craft finished
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Life cycle of a butterfly coloring page

This butterfly life cycle coloring page is one of my favorites. Not only do the children have to color in the six images. But they also have to draw arrows from the words to the drawing. The words are:

  • eggs
  • caterpillar
  • eating leaves
  • chrysalis
  • emerging from chrysalis
  • butterfly
life cycle of a butterfly coloring page

Continue learning with the best butterfly books for kids!

Why not make learning the life cycle of a butterfly an interactive experience with this fun edible butterfly life cycle?

Butterfly scavenger hunt

This butterfly scavenger hunt printable is a great game to play if you are going to a butterfly farm. There are 10 different butterfly species to find, along with a caterpillar and an eaten leaf.

These 10 butterflies are the most popular species, so you should easily be able to spot them. However, there are over 17,500 species of butterfly around the world.

To guarantee you spot them all a trip to a local butterfly farm will be the best idea.

The butterflies to find are:

  • Red admiral
  • Monarch
  • Tiger swallowtail
  • Common blue
  • Painted lady
  • Dogface
  • Cabbage white
  • Buckeye
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Blue morpho
  • Caterpillar
  • Eaten leaf
butterfly scavenger hunt free printable

You can also use our free butterfly life cycle word search.

Additional butterfly worksheets

Bring the beauty of nature into your classroom or home with our detailed printable butterfly coloring pages. These sheets are designed to inspire creativity and relaxation in kids of all ages, featuring intricate butterfly designs that allow for a personalized touch of color.

Engage young minds with our butterfly matching game printable, a fun and educational activity that challenges children to match different butterfly patterns, fostering their memory skills and attention to detail.

Our preschool butterfly worksheets are tailored for early learners, combining colorful, interactive activities that introduce the fascinating world of butterflies.

Have fun with our free butterfly word scramble.



Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free life cycle of a butterfly printables

If you are running short on time you can download all of our life cycle worksheets. There are 247 pages over 23 different life cycles.

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

Last Updated on 27 May 2024 by Clare Brown

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