Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheet

Ready to teach your little ones all about the butterfly life cycle? These life cycle of a butterfly worksheets are printable and easy to use as helpers!

With Spring season upon, once you go outside and spot some butterflies, you can take it even further and learn about the butterfly life cycle and label their body parts as well with these science worksheets. Isn’t Science great?

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The caterpillars creep me out but my kids love bugs and it’s a great way for them to explore nature. Besides, I love watching them grow educationally and run around trying to stay with the butterflies as they’re flapping their wings!

Talking points that you can discuss with your kids are where the eggs are laid, and then how they turn into a larva and then a pupa before they become a butterfly. Pictures and videos are a great way to show kids how different the caterpillars and butterflies look. These life cycle of a butterfly worksheets will take you through each stage.

I then created parts of a butterfly worksheet as well to learn about the antennae, thorax, abdomen, legs, forewings, and hindwings.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheet

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheet

Enjoy Mother Nature and education with these printable worksheets! They’re so fun you can literally use them again and again if you laminate them. (that way you can wipe off the answers and start over!)

And now we have tons more fun printable kindergarten worksheets to share.

We do this unit study several times throughout Spring and Summer because it’s fun to see the different varieties of butterflies that are out and about.

If you love these, you’ll enjoy the other life cycle worksheets.

Stages of a Butterfly Life Cycle

Egg

The female butterfly lays eggs on the leaves of plants. This leaf provides food for the larva or caterpillar when it emerges from the egg.

Larva

The larva or caterpillar’s job is to eat as much as it can to grow. Monarch caterpillars grow 100 times their size in a only a few weeks.

Pupa

When the caterpillar is done feeding, it will make a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar will go through a metamorphosis, or a change, to become a butterfly.

Adult butterfly

The butterfly emerges from the cocoon, in an entirely new form. It’s wings are wet and it may take several hours to dry. The adult butterfly’s purpose is to mate and lay eggs to begin the life cycle over again.

Depending on the butterfly species, some butterflies do not feed at all while a few will drink nectar from plants.

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Recommended Life Cycle of a Butterfly Books

Get to know how they grow from an egg to a caterpillar and then into a gorgeous butterfly with one of these fun life cycle of butterfly books for kids. Any time you can add reading to your educational curriculum, it takes on a whole new form!

Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffin Books)Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffin Books)Butterflies for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to the Butterfly Life Cycle and Beautiful Species to DiscoverButterflies for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to the Butterfly Life Cycle and Beautiful Species to DiscoverMy, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)My, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)A Butterfly Is Patient: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books) (Family Treasure Nature Encylopedias)A Butterfly Is Patient: (Nature Books for Kids, Children’s Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children’s Books) (Family Treasure Nature Encylopedias)The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies (Look and Wonder)The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies (Look and Wonder)Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly StoryHello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story

 

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Recommended Butterfly Toys

Show your kids what the different life stages of a butterfly look like with these cute butterfly life cycle kits and toys.

Grow your own butterflies to see them transform from caterpillars to butterflies.

Butterfly Growth Cycle, Animal Growth Cycle Biological ModelButterfly Growth Cycle, Animal Growth Cycle Biological ModelInsect Lore - Butterfly Growing Kit - With Voucher to Redeem Caterpillars LaterInsect Lore – Butterfly Growing Kit – With Voucher to Redeem Caterpillars LaterTelescopic Butterfly Nets for Kids 3 Packs, Outdoor Explorer Catching Kits Including Catching Nets/ Insect Mesh CageTelescopic Butterfly Nets for Kids 3 Packs, Outdoor Explorer Catching Kits Including Catching Nets/ Insect Mesh CageWooden Puzzles for Kids Ages 4-8, 5 Layers Life Cycle of a ButterflyWooden Puzzles for Kids Ages 4-8, 5 Layers Life Cycle of a ButterflyLife Cycle of Butterfly -Montessori Animals - Teach Aids ToolLife Cycle of Butterfly -Montessori Animals – Teach Aids ToolREALBUG Butterfly Lifecycle 4pc Set , WhiteREALBUG Butterfly Lifecycle 4pc Set , White

 

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More Butterfly Activities

If you want to pull your own butterfly unit study together, go ahead and check out these other amazing bloggers and see what they’ve created.

Find the Letter B is for Butterflies from 3 Boys and a Dog
Butterfly Life Cycle for Kids (Free Printables) from The Natural Homeschool
Easy Kid Craft: Colorful Spring Butterfly Suncatcher from Crafty Mama in ME
Butterfly Books for Children from The Jenny Evolution
Butterfly Sensory Bin with Scavenger Hunt and Life Cycle Activities {Free Printables} from Living Montessori Now
Butterfly I Spy Game from Simple Fun for Kids
Preschool Butterfly Songs from Preschool Powol Packets
Butterfly Symmetry Paintings from Artsy Momma

More life cycle worksheets

If your kids loved these life cycle of a butterfly worksheets, learn about these other life cycles too.

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5 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the butterfly life cycle printable! My 4 year old’s favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and he’s very interested in the tent caterpillars in our forest.

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