Kid Color Pages: Ladybug Life Cycle

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We love kid color pages at our house! With the warm weather we are looking for fun ladybug activities and crafts.

I thought an educational collection of printables that focus on the life cycle of the ladybug would be perfect.

Grab your crayons, markers or colored pencils.

And let’s talk about the metamorphosis process of the ladybug!


kid color pages ladybug life cycles


Print out your ladybug life cycle printables. <<——- click here to print

Start at the top of the page and work your way around talking about each stage of progression for the ladybug. Follow the arrows.

Color each step of the way.

life cycle of a lady bug color pages for kids


Now you can break it down page by page.

Count the eggs.

Talk about where the ladybug lays her eggs.


lady bug eggs kid color pages

The next pahse of the ladybug is to be a larva.

Here is a young larva and a mature larva.

See how much they change as they grow?

Count the circles on the young larva.

Count the spiky little hairs on the mature larva.

larva lady bug kid color pages

Next it changes into a pupa.

This looks a lot like a caterpillar, don’t you think?

Look at the furry hair and all the circles. Talk about the changes

Count the circles on the pupa’s back.

kid color pages pupa


Did you know that when a ladybug is young it is yellow and has no spots.

Color this ladybug yellow!

How many legs does the ladybug have?

kids color pages young lady bug

And now the ladybug is red and black and has it’s spots.

Where do you see ladybugs in your yard?

Crawling on flowers, trees and in the grass?

color pages for kids lady bug


And there you have it. The life cycle of a lady bug.

You can also read this great book for youngsters called A Ladybug’s Life while you do these kid color pages.


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  1. Thank you for the awesome printable. We are talking about butterflies and ladybugs this week for Preschool and this was perfect.

  2. Love the idea to color as you discuss each stage. We are seeing ladybugs all over the yard these days, so this is perfect for my little guy. Thanks!

  3. These are fantastic coloring pages Crystal!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  4. I love this printable. It’s adorable. Thanks so much for linking up at Mom’s Library. I’ll be featuring you at Meaningful Mama this week. I’ll be pinning this too!

  5. This is great, thanks! I downloaded the printables and ordered the book on Amazon. We have a Ladybug themed week planned for summer so I will definitely use these! I’ll blog about it at:

    Thanks again!

  6. Thanks very clear and helpful

  7. Just wanted to say thanks for this fun printable! My daughter needed something to share in Girl Scouts about raising ladybugs and this was perfect!

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