Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Game

Add this butterfly life cycle printable game to your spring and summer preschool lessons. It’s a fun way to practice adding on and taking away.

While this game doesn’t expressly teach the butterfly life cycle, you can use it during your butterfly unit. This game requires very little prep work to get it ready for use.

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Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Game

Add this free printable to your spring, butterfly, or Letter Bb lesson plans. It’s great for individual and can be used with small groups.

To prepare this game, print out the game board and die. I prefer to print them on cardstock since it’s sturdy. I also like to laminate the game board for durability. Assemble the die, and you’re all set.

To Play

Each child will need a pawn. You can use buttons, game pieces, or even butterfly erasers as pawns.

The child will roll the die, and move his pawn accordingly. If the first roll is a negative number, the child can roll again or forfeit their turn. Play continues until one or both players reach the last space. The game has no official rules so the choice is yours.

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Variations

Have players name the stage of the butterfly life cycle shown when the die is rolled. This is a great way to practice the vocabulary words associated with the life cycle of a butterfly.

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