One of the simplest ways to introduce life cycles to young kids may be life cycle worksheets and activities. But why stick simply to life cycle worksheets when you can also do these super-fun, memorable, and hands-on life cycle activities? You can be sure your students will remember the life cycle of whatever you introduce if you use these activity ideas.
Life cycles are the perfect way to learn about other creatures and how their life cycle is different than ours. These out-of-the-box teaching ideas go beyond basic worksheets and transform science into an art form.
Life Cycle Activities for Kids
Kids will definitely remember a butterfly’s life cycle when they make this Pasta Butterfly Life Cycle Necklace from Fun a Day.
This Playdough Apple Tree Life Cycle from Mama Papa Bubba will provide hours of educational play for kids.
This Ant Life Cycle from Pre-K Pages uses yarn and a variety of other recycled materials to teach the ant life cycle.
Make these super fun Butterfly Life Cycle Bracelets from pasta!
Playdough is the perfect medium to learn all about ladybugs. Kids will love every minute of this Playdough Ladybug Life Cycle activity from Mom Inspired Life.
Learn first-hand what a plant’s life cycle looks like in this Sprout Life Cycle Activity from Playdough to Plato.
The Wikkisticks Corn Life Cycle from The Preschool Toolbox uses simple supplies to teach a big message about how corn grows.
Kids will love making these fun Butterfly Life Cycle Hats from Playdough to Plato (Pair them with the necklaces you made earlier!)
Learn all about the Spider Life Cycle in this simple activity from The Preschool Toolbox.
Learn about the life cycle of a frog with this fun play Frog Play Dough Kit!
This Flowering Plant Life Cycle Craftivity from A Dab of Glue Will Do is a great way to learn about the plant life cycle.
There is not a more creative way to learn about the frog life cycle than this Egg Carton Frog Life Cycle activity from Still Playing School.
The Chicken Life Cycle from I Heart Crafty Things is literally a hands-on life cycle craft. Kids will love it!
Who says you can’t wear science? If you complete the Apple Life Cycle Hats from The STEM Laboratory you absolutely can!
Plant Life Cycle Activity Pack
If you are looking for a fun, hands-on way to keep the learning about life cycles going, then you will LOVE this plant activity pack from Playdough to Plato.
Make a sprout house, learn all about a plant’s life cycle, explore leaf chromatography, make color changing flowers, and TONS more!