You can see ladybugs in your garden all summer long, they are my favorite bugs because they look the least scary 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. Use these ladybug life cycle worksheets to learn how they grow from egg to adult. Then crawl over and check out more Free Insect Worksheets for Kids!
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. A great learning day for the kids.
Learn more about plant, insect and animals with these other life cycle worksheets for kids.
Ladybug Worksheet Supplies
- Printer (I have this one, I love it!)
Print out the worksheets and get your scissors ready or have your little one write in their answers. This activity can be used for those who are writing or those who are younger and not writing yet and can cut and paste their answers into the life cycle worksheet.
Recommended Ladybug Life Cycle Books
Read your favorite ladybug books to see actual pictures as they grow from egg to adult. You can see how ugly they look as larvae, sorry larvae gross me out but I do love ladybugs.
ReThe Grouchy LadybugIt’s a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs (Rookie Read-About Science)Are You A Ladybug? (Avenues) (Backyard Books)Life Cycle of a Ladybug, The (Blastoff! Readers: Life Cycles) (Life Cycles: Blastoff Readers, Level 3)
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.