Life Cycle of a Bird for Preschool

Will you be teaching life cycles this spring? If so, you’re going to love this diagram which shows the life cycle of a bird for preschool.

This print-and-go worksheet is a fun way to show kids how birds grow from egg to adult. Add it to your life cycle activities in the spring and summer months.

This free preschool printable will make a great addition to your preschool science lessons if you are teaching birds and/or life cycle.

Life Cycle of a Bird for Preschool

One of my favorite things about spring is birds. We have a tree out front that the birds love to make nests in. I spend so much time trying to get pictures of the nests, eggs, and baby birds (once they hatch).

This spring, my grandson will be old enough to explore the nests with me. Once the babies fly away, we’ll collect the nest and look for cracked eggshells around the base of the tree.

Bird Life Cycle Worksheet

When spring hits your town, be ready to teach your preschoolers about birds with some fun bird life cycle activities.

This one-page bird life cycle worksheet is a great place to start. It features pictures showing each of the four stages of a bird’s life cycle.

You can point out the main features of each stage such as eggs in the nest, a chick hatching from the egg, a hatchling fully emerged from the egg, and the adult bird ready to start the cycle all over again.

Get creative with the life cycle of a bird.

In addition to the diagram featured in this post, I have some fun activities you can add to your bird-themed preschool activities.

First, you can teach an entire life cycle of a bird unit study complete with puzzles, sequencing activities, vocabulary skill builders, and more.

You can use paper bags and plastic eggs to create an adorable bird nest craft your kids are sure to love.

Or, how about drawing the birds to your yard with a homemade bird feeder for them to eat from.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of bird books for preschool. 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.

Hello, World! BirdsNational Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Birds (Look & Learn)Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey


Hello, World! Birds  This book teaches toddlers and preschoolers all about our feathered friends—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. 

National Geographic Kids: Birds – In this engaging board book, young readers will meet birds of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Look and Learn books introduce the subject on one spread and then show it in real-life context on the next, using simple, age-appropriate language paired with colorful photos.

Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey – This inspiring migratory and life cycle story celebrates the important and impressive feat of a small but mighty creature.


The perfect addition to our Spring time Learning Table, these Counting Eggs add a pop of color as well as a little something to find, count, sort, and explore imaginative thinking with. 

These beautiful made wooden Birds Memory Game for children to learn about the world around them and make connections with the things they see in their daily life. And chances are, they’ve seen a bird flying overhead! A bird theme is also great as it encourages you to step outside and right into nature.

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