This set of puzzles contains 17 different life/growth cycle puzzles for students in grades 1 to 3. In addition to the original 17 puzzles, I've now added a new version of each puzzle with addition or subtraction practice included. This adds 17 new puzzles to the set. Please check out the preview file to see if these are a good fit for your students!
Each life cycle has been encoded with a simple substitution. A chart is provided on each page for students to use to decode the stages and labels. The newest puzzles have addition or subtraction problems to complete before decoding. I have created 2 versions of the butterfly life cycle. One has the terms eggs, caterpillar, chrysalis, breakout, and adult, and the other has the terms eggs, larva, pupa, breakout and imago, so that you can choose which set of terms works best with your science program.
The awesome life cycle graphics used in this pack are from Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah, Glitter Meets Glue, and Melonheadz.
This set of puzzles coordinates with my Label It! Parts of Things
. Together, the two sets will challenge your students to learn the life cycles, animal body parts, and plant parts!
In this PDF file, you will find these life/growth cycles:
And Answer Keys
Also, you can check out my blog
for more details about this product and ideas of how to use it!
2/23/14 - added silkworm life cycle
9/30/14 - added new versions of each puzzle with addition and subtraction practice
As always, Happy Solving!
The Puzzle Den