Ladybug Life Cycle Parts of a Ladybug Printable

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Ladybug printable for preschool students is a great resource to prepare in time for Spring and Summer seasons. Children often get fascinated by these gentle little creatures. They will enjoy learning about its life cycle and anatomy.  

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Here is what’s included

  • Ladybug life cycle poster
  • Ladybug life cycle 3 part cards
  • Ladybug life cycle information cards
  • Ladybug life cycle coloring, cutting, and pasting worksheet
  • Ladybug life cycle tracing strips
  • Parts of a Ladybug diagram
  • Parts of a Ladybug booklet (independent writing)
  • Parts of a Ladybug student activity page
  • Parts of a Ladybug labels
  • Parts of a Ladybug tracing & independent writing
  • Preposition words – 3-part cards
  • ‘l is for ladybug’ tracing worksheet
  • Pre-writing exercise

Age: Preschool ages 3 – 6 years

Subjects and uses in the classroom: Nature Table, Science Centers, Fine motor, Prewriting, Extension work for the parts of a ladybug Montessori puzzle.

How to Use:

Parts of a ladybug – Gather books on ladybugs for children to explore. Print posters and label cards on cardstock and laminate. Cut individual label cards.

Attach clear velcro to the poster without labels and label cards. Introduce the poster – name all parts and invite the students to share their thoughts on the various functions of each part.

If children have trouble pronouncing difficult terms – invite them to clap and count syllables in the word and say it slowly, e.g. pro-no-tum.
Then read each label and invite the student to match it to the corresponding part of the ladybug’s body. Print and cut student booklet pages, and staple them to make a book.

Invite the child to color and label each part or dictate naming each part for you to write it down.

‘L is for ladybug’ worksheet and prewriting exercise – print on cardstock and laminate. Supply an erasable marker. Invite the child to trace the letter ‘l’ and exercise lines.

Ladybug life cycle – print on cardstock, laminate (optional), and cut cards. Gather life cycle figurines. Name each stage of the cycle as you lay down the cards.

Shuffle and invite the child to lay them in the correct sequence and place figurines on the correct picture. Then lay control cards in a row and picture and label cards below. Invite the child to match the picture to the picture and the word to the word.   

You may also like to invite one of the students to explain the life cycle sequence of a ladybug to his or her peers using cards or figurines. 

Preposition cards – print on cardstock, laminate (optional), and cut. Gather a ladybug figurine and a flower (plastic, made out of felt, or a real flower).  Present one card at a time and invite the child to position the ladybug accordingly. Switch turns. 

Ladybug life cycle parts of ladybug montessori nature printables diagram science spring summer preschool 3 part cards information

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

2 thoughts on “Ladybug Life Cycle Parts of a Ladybug Printable”

  1. I cannot get the Printables to work in the free resource library for the following items, there is an error.
    1. Ladybug
    2. Sharks and Whales
    3. Parts of Plant/Flower

    Would you please email them to me or let me know when the download link is corrected? Many thanks!

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