Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Use these worksheets to help students learn about the butterfly's life cycle stages: egg (first stage), caterpillar (larva stage), chrysalis (pupa stage), and butterfly (adult stage).

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Create a spinning life cycle wheel.
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Color the butterfly life cycle picture.
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Students search the classroom for hidden butterfly facts.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Ten fill-in-the-blank questions about butterflies; includes a word bank
2nd through 5th Grades
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A song to teach students about a butterfly's metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to adult
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A fun song for teaching students about the life cycles of different animals
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Write the butterfly life cycle vocabulary words in the crossword puzzle.
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Connect letters in the words egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Then write the unused letters on the blank lines to reveal an interesting fact about the butterfly life cycle.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Create and read the butterfly life cycle mini book.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Four short-answer thinking questions about butterflies
2nd through 5th Grades
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Learn about the life cycle and anatomy of a monarch butterfly.
3rd Grade
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This article compares and contrasts the subtle differences between moths and butterflies.
4th Grade
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