The Life Cycle of a Dragonfly Coloring Book

Download and print the Life Cycle of a Dragonfly coloring book to help your little ones review the stages of a dragonfly’s life. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten!

As you begin fleshing out your dragonfly preschool activities, be sure to leave room in your schedule for teaching the life cycle of a dragonfly. You can also teach this during a study of insects or pond life.

Add these free preschool printables to your lessons this spring and summer. It’s the perfect addition to your study of bugs!

The Life Cycle of a Dragonfly

There is so much to see and explore during the spring and summer months.

Everything is coming to life after a long cold winter. Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming, and bugs are coming to life.

Dragonflies are fascinating creatures with their beautiful shimmery wings and long thin bodies.

Typically found near ponds or other small bodies of water, you might get lucky enough to see them flying around your own backyard.

Not only do coloring pages provide kids with an opportunity to express their creativity, but they provide an opportunity to teach proper pencil grip.

Each simple coloring page in this coloring book includes a caption naming each stage of the life cycle. These captions, written in a dotted font, are perfect for tracing.

After coloring the pictures, let kids trace the words in their best handwriting.

Studying Dragonflies

This coloring book is just one of twenty activities included in my dragonfly life cycle bundle.

You can use these pages to introduce the life cycle. Use the cover page as a teaching tool to teach the sequence of the life cycle.

Then, present the coloring pages. Have your child put them in order using the diagram, if necessary.

Bind the pages into a coloring book, if you’d like. Then, let kids use the book to tell a friend or loved one what they’ve learned.


Print these pages on regular printer paper, and let your preschoolers use their favorite coloring medium to complete each page.

You can also laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket after coloring the pictures. Then, let your little ones use dry erase markers to trace the words.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about dragonflies. 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.

Little Ant and the Dragonfly (Little Ant Books) (Volume 7)Dragonflies (First Step Nonfiction ― Animal Life Cycles)Are You a Dragonfly? (Backyard Books)


Little Ant and the Dragonfly – When Buddy Ant pushes Little Ant into a puddle, Little Ant insists that he did it on purpose. The dragonfly saw everything, and he agrees to tell the other insects the truth about what happened. But whose “truth” will he tell?

 Life Cycles: Dragonflies – A basic overview of the life cycle of a dragonfly.

Are You a Dragonfly? – The most colorful wings on the pond belong to the nimble dragonfly, but this delicate flying insect didn’t begin life in the air. The secrets of metamorphosis are unfurled through the story of a familiar backyard creature.

Teaching Resources

This set of hand-painted wooden dragonflies will help preschoolers practice counting, matching, and even stacking.

Here’s another fun set of wooden insects. This one includes an adorable dragonfly along with 4 more bugs.

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