Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheets (7 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 adult butterflies and caterpillars. These life cycle worksheets 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 school.

butterfly life cycle

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Let’s Have Fun Learning About Butterflies

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.
  • Label the parts of a butterfly ( you can also use our free 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

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.

What are the different stages of a butterflies life cycle?

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.

butterfly life cycle

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Labeling Worksheets

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

Just add an arrow from the antenna, head, forewing, hindwing, thorax, and abdomen to the correct parts of the butterfly.

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

Butterfly Life Cycle Crafts

There are two fun butterfly life cycle crafts to complete.

The first one is to create a life cycle of a butterfly spinner 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

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Coloring Page

We love creating free kids coloring pages and this butterfly life cycle coloring page is one of my favorites.

Not only do the children have to color in the six images, they then have to draw arrows from the words to the drawing. The words are:

  • eggs
  • caterpillar
  • eating leaves
  • chrysalis
  • emerging from chrysalis
  • butterfly

For even more free printable butterfly coloring pages you will love these, where you can learn about 10 of the most popular butterflies and learn how to identify them.

life cycle of a butterfly coloring page

If you are working with younger students you will love our free preschool butterfly worksheets.

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

Continue learning with our favorite 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

We love scavenger hunt printables and have well over 20 for free.

This butterfly scavenger hunt 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.

Have fun with the free butterfly matching game printable too!

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

Other free life cycle worksheets



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 25 November 2023 by homeschoolof1

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