Life Cycle of a Cow Worksheet

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Use this life cycle of a cow worksheet to teach your little ones how these adorable creatures change and grow from calf to adult. It’s the perfect addition to your life cycle activities for kids.

The cow life cycle is a fascinating process that begins with the birth of a calf and ends with a full grown adult cow.

Each step in between is important for the health growth and development of a cow. This worksheet will help preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary students take a closer look at the life cycle of a cow.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to teach your young children how to sequence the order of events around them. With the right tools, however, sequencing can be a fun and engaging learning experience.

Adding sequencing worksheets to your science lesson plans is a great way to have students review how cows grow.

Cow Life Cycle for Kids

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.

Preparing the Worksheet

This one-page printable requires no advanced preparation. Just print and go! If your kids don’t enjoy 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 cow over and over again.


I love when one simple activity covers 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 cows grow from calf to adult. They’ll learn new vocabulary words associated with how cows grow – pregnant, calf, newborn, bull, cow, 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 Cows

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about cows. The books featured below 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.

Cows Can Moo! Can You?: All About Farms (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)Counting Animals on the Farm: Counting book for kids, Learn numbers from 1 to10, Counting AnimalsClarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More


Cows Can Moo! Can You?: All About Farms – Join the Cat in the Hat as he spends a day on the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Greenbean and their three little Greenbeans: Jean, Dean, and baby Irene!

From dawn to dusk, kids will see cows being milked, chickens being fed, sheep being sheered, fields being tilled, fertilized, reaped, mowed, irrigated—and lots more!

Counting Animals on the Farm – Welcome to our farm: cats, dogs, cows, rabbits, chickens, pigs, sheep, all of them are looking forward to meeting you!

A perfect book for little students. Learning to count from 1 to 10 is fun and easy with our animals.

Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More – Following a day in the life of Clarabelle, one of 1,200 cows on a Wisconsin dairy farm, we learn what it takes for a cow to produce life-giving milk and also by-products like electricity.

Vibrant close-up photographs capture Clarabelle, her calf, and the youngest members of this multi-generational farm family, Josh and Sam, sharing the workload.


If your kids enjoyed this strawberry life cycle worksheet, be sure to check out these printables and activities. Pick and choose a few to add to your upcoming science plans.

Enhance Your Activity Time

Kids can use this adorable cow finger puppet to act out the life cycle or their favorite cow-themed stories.

If your kids love the finger puppet above, they’ll love this felt cow mask even more!

This wooden cow puzzle will help kids strengthen their logical reasoning and fine motor skills.

Life Cycle of a Cow

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