Ladybug Life Cycle for Kids

Practice sequencing and build vocabulary with these ladybug life cycle for kids worksheets. They’re perfect for summer!

I can’t wait to explore ladybugs with my grandson this summer. We’re going to try to catch them on our hands before they fly away.

This is just one of the many ladybug activities we’ll do this summer.

These free preschool printables are a great place to start your life cycle studies, but if you want to teach a whole unit check out my ladybug life cycle unit.

Ladybug Life Cycle for Kids

Ladybugs are so interesting. Kids love their bright red coloring and black spots on their wings.

These free life cycle worksheets are perfect for older threes, fours, and fives. If you’d like to teach a whole unit on ladybugs, be sure to add this ladybug life cycle activity.

Ladybug Life Cycle Puzzles

The first worksheet in this pack features four self-correcting puzzles. If your preschooler doesn’t enjoy coloring, you can print the puzzles on colored printer paper before laminating them for durability.

Once the page is laminated, cut out the four puzzles and then cut the puzzles apart.

Have your child match the picture with the correct life cycle vocabulary word.

Even if your child can’t read yet, they can complete the puzzles as each one is different.

If your kids need extra scissor practice, let them do the cutting. They’ll strengthen visual discrimination and logic skills as they decide which pieces fit together.

Ladybug Life Cycle Sequencing

Preschoolers can work on sequencing with the “Which is Next?” worksheet.

I print this one on colored paper, too. However, you can print this on white paper if your kids want to color the pictures.

Preschoolers will cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page. Then, they’ll glue them in the correct box to finish each sequencing strip on the page.

You can make this a reusable activity by laminating the page and adding velcro dots to the sequencing strips and cards.

Life Cycle of a Ladybug Vocabulary

The next page in this pack has several different learning components. First, kids will see the sequence of the life cycle in the pictures on the left side of the page.

Second, they’ll review the vocabulary words as they read them down the right side of the page.

Third, kids will practice handwriting as they trace each of the vocabulary word on the right side of the page.

Then, work on motor skills as they draw a line to match the picture with the vocabulary word.

You can laminate this page and have kids write with dry erase markers, if you would like to make this reusable.

Ladybug MAZE

The final page in this worksheet packet is a maze. This activity is a great way to help kids strengthen logical reasoning skills as they trace a path from beginning to end.

This activity can also be laminated or slipped into a plastic pouch and completed with a dry erase marker.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about ladybugs. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

LadybugsAre You A Ladybug? (Avenues) (Backyard Books)The Grouchy Ladybug


Ladybugs – Follow a ladybug through the four stages of its development from egg to adult, and learn about its behavior and habitat—plus, how little ladybugs help protect crops by eating harmful insects. 

Are You a Ladybug? – Introduces the life cycle of a ladybug, showing how it changes from an egg to an adult ladybug.

The Grouchy Ladybug – As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her journey, they will learn the important concepts of time, size, and shape, as well as the benefits of friendship and good manners.

Teaching Resources

Do your kids like to craft? Need a project for a rainy day? This ladybug button craft is like a 3D puzzle the kids make themselves, and then display as art!

Add a ladybug kids felt mask to your pretend play area to inspire hours of imaginative play.

This clay pot ladybug art project is the perfect spring craft for preschoolers.

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