Life Cycle of a Butterfly for Kids

As we head into spring, take some time to teach the life cycle of a butterfly for kids. Four hands-on activities for preschoolers.

If you’re looking for life cycle activities to do this spring, be sure to carve out time to study butterflies.

Kids are fascinated by the fact that a tiny little egg can hatch a caterpillar that later changes into a beautiful butterfly.

Capitalize on that fascination with this life cycle worksheets that are perfect for kids ages 4-6!

Add these free spring printables to your seasonal activity plans. These worksheets work well in your Letter Bb, butterfly, insects, or spring lesson plans.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly for Kids

You don’t want to miss this mini-pack designed to teach preschoolers about the life cycle of a butterfly.

There are four worksheets included in this pack that each focus on a different skill.

The first worksheet in this pack contains four self-correcting puzzles. I like to print these puzzles on colored paper before laminating them for durability.

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

Have children match the picture with the correct life cycle vocabulary word.

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

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

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 images.

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.

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.

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

The final page in this worksheet packet is a maze. Kids will help the butterfly find her way out of the 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.


This wooden butterfly puzzle brain game will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity.

This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. It’s made of solid cherry wood, and finished with my homemade organic beeswax polish. The “needle” is attached to the natural cotton “thread” to make it easy to poke through the holes. 

Life Cycle Unit Study

Spring and summer are the best time of year to study butterflies. If you plan to study butterflies, you may want to check out this awesome unit study!

This printable features activities that focus on life cycle of a butterfly for kids. 16 exciting activities!

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