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Life Cycle of a Butterfly with FREE Printable Worksheets

As part of our homeschool science we observed the butterfly life cycle. I even put together a butterfly life cycle worksheet to teach preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders about this amazing metamorphoses that takes place. This is a wonderful life cycle science experiment is a must to witness in person as your child records their observations in a butterfly observation journal! Simply print pdf file with life cycle of a butterfly worksheet and you are ready to play and learn about butterflies for kids.

As part of our homeschool science we observed the butterfly life cycle. I even put together a butterfly life cycle worksheet to teach preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders about this amazing metamorphoses that takes place. This is a wonderful life cycle science experiment is a must to witness in person as your child records their observations in a butterfly observation journal! Simply print pdf file with life cycle of a butterfly worksheet and you are ready to play and learn about butterflies for kids.

Life cycle of a butterfly worksheet

We had SO much fun observing our caterpillars turn into butterflies in our butterfly science unit! I found myself checking their progress many times a day too! While watching the amazing metamorphosis of the butterfly life cycle happen is the best part, teaching kids to use a butterfly printable make observations, record data, make hypothesis and keep a science journal is a fanstastic extension to this kindergarten science. Use our life cycle of a butterfly worksheet pack to make this butterfly hatching for kids extra educational!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, homeschooler, daycare, grandparent, or preschool – you will love this simple and fun life cycle of a butterfly printables for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 studdents. Use it at home, in the classroom, or as a supplement to your homeschool science curriculum. THis is an expecially great life cycle of a butterfly for kindergarten project or life cycle of a butterfly preschool.

Butterfly life cycle worksheet

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The butterfly life cycle printable pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Butterfly life cycle printable

All you need to complete this life cycle science project is:

  • butterfly garden kit – we received 5 caterpillars in a container with holes poked in the top and a gel covering the bottom that nourished them along with a mesh butterfly enclosure to keep the butterflies in once they’ve hatched
  • butterfly journal pdf (free printable at the bottom of the post)
  • pen, pencil, or markers to record findings

butterfly life cycle day 1

Life cycle of a butterfly printables

Day 1 – The caterpillars arrived and are in the larva stage. They are 3/4″ long and moving around inside the cup.

butterfly life cycle day 4

Life cycle of a butterfly worksheet pdf

Day #4 – Still in the larva stage but the caterpillars have been eating the food in the container they were shipped in and are now 1 1/2″ long. There are lots of little balls of poop on the bottom – EW!

butterfly life cycle day 7 - larva stage

Butterfly life cycle for kids

Day #7 – Still in the Larva Stage. The caterpillars have all moved to the lid of teh cup and are hanging upside down. They look like little leaves of fish hooks up there.

butterfly life cycle day 8 - pupa stage

Free printable butterfly life cycle worksheet

Day #8 – Some of the caterpillars have finished spinning their cocoons and have antered the Pupa stage.

Once all the butterflies are in a cocoon we opend the lid carefully and moved the white paper they were attached to and clipped it inside the butterfly net so we could watch and wait for them to become butterflies. All along we recorded what we observed in our free printable life cycle of a butterfly.

eagerly waiting for butterflies to come out

Free printable life cycle of a butterfly

We moved the caterpillars to our butterfly garden in preparation for their hatching. Minnie loved to watch them and see if they were butterflies yet. On Day #12 two of the five caterpillars started shaking and we thought they were hatching…. but not yet!

Watching our newly hatched butterflies!

newly hatched butterflies with empty cocoon

Butterfly life cycle free printable

Day#14 -Butterflies at last! We noticed the red liquid (a result from the color on their wings) and waited excitedly for the remainder of the caterpillars to hatch.

watching the butterflies

life cycle of a butterfly preschool

We are enjoying watching the butterflies flapping around inside their garden. We put a sliced orange in for the butterflies to drink. Did you know butterflies don’t actually eat, they just drink through their straw like sucker.

We know we need to release the butteflies out side soon….

Buttefly garden fieldtrip

Butterfly Garden Fieldtrip

We also took a fieldtrip to a butterfly garden. They had such BEAUTIFUL butterflies! There were so many butterflies that they were even landing on our shoulders!

My favorite site for getting information and showing my kids pictures was The Children’s Butterfly Site.

Free Hatching Butterfly Printable

Butterfly life cycle worksheet pdf

I made the {free} Hatching Butterflies Observation Notebook to go along with our Butterfly Unit. It has information on the butterfly lifecycle, facts about butterflies, and space for your child to write observations and/or pictures along your scientific process. I hope this is helpful to other Preschool and Homeschooling families.

There is space for children to write down what day it is, what stage the butterfly is in it’s lifecyle and record any observations they can make.  The book also includes an illustration of a butterfly life cycle for kids to look at.

butterfly activity  FREE Butterfly Missing Addend - these free printable math clip cards are a fun addition practice activity for kindergarten and first grade kids. #mathgames #addition #kindergarten free printable butterfly addition puzzles for kids Looking for some fun ways to help students practice addition and subtraction? Students will love these kindergarten addition and subtraction worksheets filled with fun butterfly addition to make learning fun with a butterfly theme for spring! Use these cute butterfly worksheets to work on subtraction for kindergarten and addition for kindergarten with super cute, hands-on practice for Kindergarteners. Simply print pdf file with spring worksheets for kindergarten to play and learn with a butterfly activity for kindergarten.

Butterfly Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, and butterfly printables to add to your day or butterfly theme? Try these:

If you are looking for a fun, simple way for kids to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, then you will love these cute butterfly life cycle worksheets. These life cycle of a butterfly printables are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. These butterfly worksheets are filled with not only fun information about butterfly life cycle, but no-prep activities for tracing, alphabet matching, counting, butterfly science vocabulary, cut and paste life cycle worksheet, letter puzzles, letter tracing, find the letter, label the butterfly and more! Simply print pdf file with life cycle of butterfly worksheet for kindergarten.  butterfly life cycle worksheets life cycle of a butterfly FREE Butterfly Rhyming Games - this is such a fun spring literacy game to work on rhyming with preschool, kindergarten, and first graders. #rhyming #kindergarten #educationalspring

Butterfly Printables

This beautiful butterfly craft for kids helpds kids explore science by making stunning chromatography butterflies! This easy butterfly craft is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. Besides creating a fun butterfly craft idea, you will learn about chromatography for kids. This is a fun coffee fitler craft, spring science experiment or summer activity for kids! Fun to make Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft This pretty butterfly craft is as fun to make as it is beautiful! This shaving cream craft is surprisingly SIMPLE to make, but with incredibly complex colors in the marbling of painting with shaving cream. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up will want to make this butterfly craft for kids! So add this shaving cream art project to your bucket list of summer crafts for kids! Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly with this super cute, simple Butterfly Life Cycle Craft. In spring we start to see butterflies appear and the amazing metamorphosis that happens as they go from caterpillar to chryssalis to butterfly is super cool. Use this life cycle of a butterfly craft ideas for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to learn about these amazing insects! Simply print pdf file with butterfly life cycle printable and you are ready to play and learn about butterflies for kids!.

Butterfly Crafts

Looking for more fun butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, and butterfly printables to add to your day or butterfly theme? Try these:

Looking for fun pasta crafts to make with leftover dyed pasta? This super pretty mosaic pasta project allows kids to create beautiful pasta pictures by pressing different colored noodles into clay.  This pasta art is such a fun, engaging craft for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Spring is here and that means that the butterflies have returned to delight both young and old with their graceful flight and beautiful wings. Celebrate these beautiful animlas with a fun butterfly craft for kids. This simple butterfly art project uses bowtie pasta to make the butterflies. This pasta craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners is sure to be a hit!  Butterfly suncatcher pop up butterfly craft

Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

If you are looking for a fun, simple way for kids to learn about the life cycle of a bat, then you will love these fun and free Bat Life Cycle Worksheets. Students from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade will love learning about the bat life cycle using these free, no-prep bat activities. Simply print pdf file with bat worksheets and you are ready to learn about bats for kids! Kids will love learning about the life cycle of a ladybird with this handy, free printable, Ladybug Life Cycle for Kids reader.  Children learn how in the lady beetle life cycle eggs grow into larvae then into pupa then into a lovely little ladybug while reading through this reader. Exploring the ladybug life cycle stages is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Simply print pdf file with ladybug lifecycle printables and you are ready to play and learn about lifecycles for kids with summer science! Kids will enjoy learning more about the water cycle with these Water Cycle Worksheets. These water cycle printable pages include a water cycle diagram worksheet, pages to label, coloring pages, and more! Use these free science worksheets with kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.  Simply print water cycle worksheet pdf and you are ready to play and learn about the water cycle for kids. Whether you are studying the Life Cycle of Salmon specifically, learning about animal life cycles, or are just looking for a fun science activity for your fish theme, this salmon life cycle worksheet pack is perfect!  This salmon life cycle for kids is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. Not only will kids learn about with the fish life cycle worksheet, but they will get a chance to work on math and literacy skills too. Simply print pdf file with life cycle of a salmon worksheet pack and you are ready to learn with salmon activities.

Life Cycle Printables

Looking for more free printables to help you learn about life cycles? You will love these resources:

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! Tin Foil Art Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply print free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever!

Summer Activities for Kids

 

Life cycle of butterfly worksheet

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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