Free Sea Turtle Life Cycle Worksheet for Kids

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Let’s learn all about the turtle with our free sea turtle life cycle worksheet.

In these 8-page life cycle worksheets all about the sea turtle, you will find a life cycle of a sea turtle, an information report, opinion writing, sea turtle research, and more.

These are perfect for 2nd – 4th-grade students. But can be adapted for younger or older 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.

life cycle sea turtle

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Sea Turtle Life Cycle Printable

The kids are going to love our free sea turtle life cycle worksheet.

You are going to enjoy it too, especially as you probably already have the necessary supplies!

Supplies Needed:

Life Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish (DKLife Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish (DKGLINGLONG Life Cycle Kit Toy Montessori - RealisticGLINGLONG Life Cycle Kit Toy Montessori – RealisticThe Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle (Nature'sThe Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle (Nature’sButterfly Garden with Cup of Caterpillars - PlusButterfly Garden with Cup of Caterpillars – Plus

 

What’s included in the sea turtle worksheets?

Print out the free homeschool printables below, they will print out on 9 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

These free life cycle of a sea turtle worksheets are free to print but are for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

  • Research sea turtle information plus find 8 interesting facts about them.
  • Opinion writing.
  • Sea turtle fact sheet, use the internet and books to learn more about them.
  • Research the 4 main stages of the sea turtle’s life.
  • Color and label the parts of a sea turtle.
  • Color and label the different cycles of the sea turtle.
  • Sea turtle foldable craft, color, cut, stick, and fold the 4 main life stages.
  • Sea turtle life cycle spinning wheel craft.

The first worksheet is a planning sheet where the children have to find out about sea turtles. What their appearance is, their habitat and diet, movement, and any interesting facts.

Carry on the fun with our favorite turtle games for preschoolers.

sea turtle information

Interesting facts about sea turtles

  1. Sea turtles lay their eggs in a nest they dig in the sand with their rear flippers. The group of eggs is called a clutch.
  2. Sea turtles usually lay 100-125 eggs per nest and will nest multiple times over several months. 
  3. It depends on the temperature of the sand and the sex of the sea turtle. If it is colder it will produce males, and females if it is warmer.
  4. Leatherback sea turtles have existed in their current form since the age of the dinosaurs!
  5. Unlike other turtles, sea turtles do not retract into their shells.
  6. As reptiles, sea turtles breathe air, but they have the ability to remain submerged for hours at a time. They even sleep underwater. 
  7. There are 7 species of sea turtles.
  8. Turtles don’t have teeth.
  9. Marine turtle species vary greatly in size. The smallest measure around 28 inches long, and weigh up to 90lb, whilst the largest can reach up to 6ft long and weigh 1,100lb. 

These are just ideas, let the children come up with their own answers.

I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which do you like better a sea turtle or a fish?

opinion writing on sea turtles

The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about sea turtles. They need to find:

sea turtle worksheet
  • In what countries can you find sea turtles in their natural habitat?
  • How long do sea turtles live? In the wild, and in captivity
  • How many babies do they typically have?
  • The type of birth, is it egg or live?
  • What food do sea turtles eat? How do they get their food?
  • What is the population of sea turtles? What is their biggest threat?

We also use the book Life Cycles for our studies they have 2 pages just for the sea turtle. We also love to use this life cycle kit, but it does not include the sea turtle.

Research the different stages of a sea turtle’s life cycle.

life cycle of a sea turtle
The spelling juvenile has been corrected in the download!

The next two pages involve labeling and coloring the sea turtle.

Label the parts of a sea turtle worksheet, bottom shell (plastron), eye, head, top shell (carapace), scute, and flipper. Then color in the sea turtle.

PARTS OF A SEA TURTLE

On the next page, the children have to color the different stages of the sea turtle life cycle coloring page, and then label which is which.

LIFE CYCLE OF A SEA TURTLE
The spelling for juvenile has been updated in the download!

Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 8 free life cycle of a sea turtle printables.

Younger kids will also love our free turtle worksheets for preschool.

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

Free sea turtle crafts

The first page is a fun sea turtle craft that 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 SEA TURTLE COLORING
The spelling of juvenile has been updated in the download!

Cut up the sea turtle craft, younger children may need some help.

SEA TURTLE CRAFTS
The spelling is corrected in the download!

Sort the images into the correct order and glue them under the nest. When you have glued the pictures you need to fold them along the dotted lines.

For even more animal life cycle activities is the life cycle of a sea turtle spinner wheel.

Cut out the two circles, and make sure on the sea turtle life cycle image you cut out the blank quarter.

TURTLE SPINNER CRAFT

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

SEA TURTLE LIFE CYCLE SPINNER
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Books about sea turtles the kids will love

The kids are going to love these turtle books for preschoolers too:

The Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle (Nature's Life Cycles)The Life Cycle of a Sea Turtle (Nature's Life Cycles)National Geographic Kids Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them (NG Kids Mission: Animal Rescue)National Geographic Kids Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them (NG Kids Mission: Animal Rescue)All About TurtlesAll About TurtlesToby the Turtle: a story about change and fear of the unknownToby the Turtle: a story about change and fear of the unknownTurtles of the World: A Guide to Every Family (A Guide to Every Family, 3)Turtles of the World: A Guide to Every Family (A Guide to Every Family, 3)National Geographic Readers: TurtlesNational Geographic Readers: Turtles

 

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 Sea Turtle Worksheets

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 21 October 2023 by homeschoolof1

5 Comments

  1. Ok, so I think you’re going to hate me now but I put muy email in for the updated version but the email came empty. Sorry.

  2. Is it possible for you to correct the spelling on the life cycle of the sea turtle? It should be juvenile. Thanks.

    1. Well that is embarassing! Thank you so much for spotting, the download has been updated, but you will have to add your email address in the box again and it will download again. Thank you so much for the heads up!

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