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Ladybug Life cycle: Free printables for writing, math and fun!

The ladybug is a beautiful insect that seems to be loved by all kids. Their beautiful coloration and the fact that many say they bring good luck means making them is an excellent option when teaching kids about the lifecycle of some insects without grossing them out.

Learning about the ladybug life cycle is fascinating for any age group. Having a visual printable like our ladybug lifecycle printable to put a visual on the process of a ladybug going from an egg and larvae to a beautiful insect will encourage your kids to have a desire to learn more.

Ladybug life cycle eBook cover.

Ladybug facts for kids

As an additional tidbit to go along with this ladybug lifecycle printable, we’re sharing some ladybug facts for kids to help guide you forward in educating your kids about ladybugs.

  • Some ladybugs have no spots, while others can have up to 20 spots.
  • The coloration of a ladybug signals danger or bad taste to predators in the wild as a means to help protect them from being gobbled up.
  • You may see ladybugs cluster together. Ladybugs cluster together in a big group to help ward off predators more effectively than if one ladybug sat alone somewhere.
  • Ladybugs are most active when the temperature reaches 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 16 degrees Celsius.
  • The ladybug doesn’t have one gender, they are both male and female.
  • You’ll find it interesting to learn that a ladybug is part of the beetle family.
  • The eggs of a ladybug are yellow and turn white later. Ladybugs will often lay their eggs on a leaf.
  • Ladybug larvae tend to look similar to baby alligators.
  • The body of a ladybug goes from being soft to hard with spots, this is the stage we’re most accustomed to seeing a ladybug.

Learning about the ladybug lifecycle is such a fun activity to do with your kids this time of year. As the weather gets warmer, the ladybugs will be seen from near and far. Now that you’ve learned a little more about ladybugs, it’s time to download your free ladybug life cycle printable today and get started on an adventure of learning more about the lifecycle of ladybugs.

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Ladybug life cycle printable examples.

Do you want to take a peek of the Life cycle printable for the lady bug content BEFORE you decide to click? Check out these great printables to help children being engaged to the life cycle of the ladybug:

  • Montessori 3-part classified cards
  • Ladybug life cycle diagram labeling with the answer key
  • Sequencing the ladybug life cycle
  • Labeling the ladybug life stages
  • Ladybug metamorphosis notebook
  • Ladybug cutting practice
  • Ladybug number sequence puzzle 1-10
  • Letter L (for ladybug) tracing
  • Ladybug story writing in both basic and primer lined sheets
  • Colouring ladybugs based on the sizes
  • Drawing scenery around the ladybug
  • Ladybug missing number
  • Ladybug additions
  • Ladybug subtractions

We also have some spring and summer activities for children you might want to check out:

Don’t forget to pop over to other sites after finishing our summer activity printable where you’ll find other activities related to the ladybugs:

  • Meaningful Mama has a wonderful idea for kids to create some cute ladybug pretzels,
  • I am very sure that kids will love this Cute Painted Ladybug Rocks from Easy Peasy and Fun, and
  • ,RedTed Art has several corner bookmark designs and it also has Ladybug Corner Bookmark Design.

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Friday 30th of August 2019

What a fun and educational set!


Friday 30th of August 2019

Wow! I am happy to learn something new today and these are really interesting facts to share with my little girl. Thank you for sharing the printables. Can't wait to do this fun activity this weekend.


Friday 30th of August 2019

This looks like a great lesson plan. I don't know a lot of this information so it would be fun to learn with my daughter.


Friday 30th of August 2019

This is an awesome book to use for young children. Seems good for preschool to elementary age for activities.

Rigel Celeste

Friday 30th of August 2019

Ha! How terrible is it that I actually learned something from this printable? Lol Seriously though, my 5 year old will love this.

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