Teaching Resource

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Accordion Fold

PDF | 2 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

A cute activity to display the life cycle of a butterfly.

Use this hands-on activity when teaching young students about life cycles.

How to use this resource:

  • Cut out the butterfly wings along the dotted lines and decorate.
  • Cut out the four images and the blank section of the page.
  • Glue the four images in order from left to right in the four sections of the blank piece.
  • Accordion fold the paper.
  • Glue each wing to both sides of the accordion fold.
  • When the wings are closed they will join to form a butterfly.
  • When the butterfly wings are pulled apart, the life cycle will be revealed!

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