As a homeschool mom, I’m always on the lookout for fun and educational worksheets that my kids will enjoy. And this Life Cycle of a Jellyfish Worksheet definitely fits the bill! Not only is it a great way to teach your kids about the different stages of a jellyfish’s life, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to sneak in some fine motor practice.
Just print out the worksheet and have your kids color in each stage of the jellyfish’s life cycle. Trust me, they’ll have a blast!
If you love these worksheets, you can find more in my list of Ocean Worksheets You Don’t Want to Miss.
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The Life Cycle of a Jellyfish
Did you know that jellyfish are some of the oldest creatures on Earth? Scientists believe that they’ve been around for over 500 million years!
Jellyfish begin their lives as tiny eggs inside their mother’s stomach. When they’re ready to hatch, they float to the water’s surface and turn into larvae. The larvae eventually settle to the ocean floor where they transform into juveniles. And finally, when they’re fully grown, they become adults.
Interestingly, jellyfish don’t have a brain or a central nervous system. They also don’t have a heart or blood. So how do they survive without all of these vital organs? Well, each jellyfish has something called cnidocytes—tiny cells that can sting—that help them capture food and defend themselves from predators.
For more activities about life cycles, check out ideas in my list of fun Life Cycles for Kids.
Recommended Jellyfish Books for Kids
These stories and facts about jellyfish will make everybody feel amazed about the ocean animals and the world they are living in. Grab these books and have fun learning!
Jellyfish: A Kid’s Book About JellyfishJellyfish, Where Are You Going?: An Easy Search-and-Find Book for Ages 2-5I Am Not a Fish!Peanut Butter and JellyfishJellyfish (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals)June The Jellyfish
Recommended Under the Sea Activity Kits
Grab these ocean-themed worksheets! Kids can learn (or practice) basic math, patterning, and more!
Get this adorable jellyfish craft for your child for fine motor skills practice. You can choose between mermaid colors or blues.
What’s Included in the Life Cycle of a Jellyfish Worksheet?
Given the words from the word bank, your kids can label every stage of the jellyfish’s life cycle. Kids can cut the pictures of every stage from another page.
Cut and Paste Activity
Kids can cut and paste the pictures and words from another page and paste it to complete the life cycle of a jellyfish.
Use this page to teach the life cycle of a jellyfish or to check if they’ve arranged them in order.
That’s it! A simple but educational Life Cycle of a Jellyfish Worksheet that your kids are sure to love. So print it out and enjoy some quality homeschooling time with your little ones. They’ll learn all about jellyfish while getting some much-needed fine motor practice. Win-win!
Fun Ocean Activities to Try
Get creative and create your own octopus with the supplies on your craft shelf right now.
See how you can create your own ocean in a bottle and explore the sea from the comfort of your home.
Download the Life Cycle of a Jellyfish Worksheet below
Go ahead and print out this jelly life cycle worksheet to add this to your ocean science lessons to learn more about these amazing creatures.
More Ocean Activities
If you loved learning about jellyfish, you’ll love these other activities that you can add to your ocean lessons.
Ocean Sensory Bag by Homeschool Preschool
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