This free printable dragonfly life cycle worksheet is perfect for helping young children connect with nature and the world around them. It’s the perfect addition to your life cycle activities for kids.
The simple no-prep worksheets are perfect for busy homeschool moms. Summer is the perfect time of year to learn all about dragonflies.
Preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early elementary students can use these worksheets to review the sequence of the life cycle of a dragonfly.
Teaching the life cycles of living things is an important part of any preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary science curriculum.
Life cycles are a great way to help students learn about the world around them. By understanding how living things grow and change, they can better understand the process of life.
Life Cycle of a Dragonfly
The life cycle of a dragonfly is an amazing process that highlights the insect’s strength and beauty. It starts with an egg, which is laid in water.
The egg hatches into a nymph, and the nymph grows larger by shedding its skin multiple times. After several months, the nymph undergoes a final molt and emerges as an adult dragonfly.
The adult dragonfly then mates and lays eggs, starting the cycle anew.
PREPARING THE WORKSHEET
This one-page printable requires no advanced preparation. Just print and go! If your kids don’t like coloring, you can print this activity on colored printer paper or print the color version.
You can also make this a reusable activity by printing it on cardstock and laminating it for durability. Cut out the sequencing cards at the bottom of the page.
Add a velcro dot to the backside of each sequencing card and in each empty box on the worksheet. Then, the kids can sequence the life cycle of a dragonfly over and over again.
I love when one simple activity touches on so many skills! That makes teaching so much easier. This worksheet does just that! But, what skills does it cover?
• Science: Children will learn how dragonflies grow from egg to adult. They’ll learn new vocabulary words associated with how dragonflies grow – egg, larva, pupa, molting, etc.
• Logic: Sequencing events is a great logic-building activity. Kids learn to put things in the order that they happen. This skill helps children make sense of the world around them.
• Motor Skills: Cutting paper with scissors helps children strengthen the small muscles in their fingers, hands, and wrists.
• Hand-Eye Coordination: Gluing the sequencing cards in order (or lining them up with the velcro dots) helps strengthen hand-eye coordination. Kids will have to align the sequencing cards on the mat straight so that they all fit properly.
Books About Dragonflies
I love reading to my little ones. I try to incorporate books into our day as often as possible. While teaching your kids about dragonflies, share some of your favorite books to learn more about them.
Not only will your kids enjoy listening to you read, but you’ll have an opportunity to model important early literacy skills to them. Check out this list of a few of our favorites:
- Fast Facts About Dragonflies by Julia Garstecki
- Life Cycles: Dragonflies by Robin Nelson
- Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen
Dragonfly Activities for Kids
If your children enjoy the worksheets featured in this post, you may enjoy the following activities which will help you round out your dragonfly unit study.