You can see ladybugs in your garden all summer long, they are my favorite bugs because they look the least scariest of all of the bugs and it’s such a treat when we can study them.
You can head to your backyard to see if there are any there, they’re so common it’s pretty easy to track them down particularly if you have a garden.
Did you know ladybugs hibernate through the winter in groups before becoming active in the spring? We found tons of them overwintering in our trailer. Good learning day for the kids.
Ladybug Worksheet Supplies
- Printer (I have this one)
Safari Ltd Safariology Collection – Life Cycle of a Ladybug – Includes Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Ladybug Replicas – Educational Hand Painted Figurines – Quality Construction from Safe and BPA Free Materials – For Ages 4 and UpA Ladybug’s Life (Nature Upclose)Ladybug Life CycleKingfisher Readers L1: Ladybugs
To extend this activity, head outdoors to see if you can find any ladybugs and observe them and follow them around. If you’ve seen aphids around, there are sure to be ladybugs there too. If you do find one, perhaps you can help it along and place it in a place that has aphids there to help them find their next meal.
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Check out the other science worksheets in this series.