A life cycle can be described as a series of stages that a living being goes through between the time that it is conceived until the time it produces an offspring of its own. Then the offspring passes through the same series before it produces its own offspring. In this post, I will be sharing two life cycle booklets in this post. One is for a plant and the other is for a sunflower. The booklet is free to download in color as well as a black and white print.
The booklet that you see in the video above is for the sunflower life cycle.
Life cycles are good for reading practice and make for an interesting read.
The life cycles explained in these booklets are very basic and in four stages. I use these with my first graders. Each stage is highlighted separately. The pictures make the life cycle of a plant easy to understand.
These booklets can also be used along with a gardening activity with kids. Each kid can plant their own seeds and see the various stages of its growth. That is we study the life cycle of a plant in class. Once a child understands it practically, the different life cycles are easier to understand.
I also have describing pictures worksheets that you can try with your first graders.
This life cycle pack is free for subscribers to download.