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Digital Science Life Cycle of a Turtle for Kids

Did you know that sea turtles rarely come on land? Or that they cannot retract their heads inside their shells like other turtles?! Those are just two of many amazing facts about sea turtles! These fascinating animals are a great reptile to study within an ocean, reptile, or animal theme in your classroom!

Your kids will love this sea turtle life cycle science activity! It includes adorable pictures of each of the stages in a sea turtle’s life, as well as moveable labels to click and drag.

Digital Science Life Cycle of a Turtle for Kids

Digital Science Life Cycle of a Turtle for Kids offers so much more than a life cycle worksheet! This interactive activity is available in Google Slides, Seesaw, or Boom Cards so you can offer it to your students any way you want to!

There are five total slides in this turtle life cycle for preschool or kindergarten activity. The slides include the four stages in a sea turtle’s life: egg, hatchling, juvenile, and adult. Each stage is clearly illustrated. The first slide includes the entire life cycle. The next four slides include a picture and a sentence with a missing word, “I see a …… sea turtle.” Students must find the appropriate word at the bottom of the slide and drag it into the sentence.

Turtle Life Cycle digital game being played on a tablet.

Life Cycle Activities for Kids

Teaching animal life cycles, and planning plant life cycle activities, are often key components in preschool and kindergarten. Have you ever wondered why?

Hands-on activities, like this sea turtle life cycle activity for kindergarten, piques the interest of our youngest learners. It also, teaches them important concepts about our world and the life in it.

What do life cycles teach?

  • Helps children understand the world
  • Allows them to compare/contrast various life cycles with their own
  • Provides foundational understanding of basic scientific process
  • Allows for discovery and experimentation
  • Draws on a natural interest of how the world works

There are so many ways to use this engaging digital activity! Use it to introduce the concept to your class, or as a way to check for understanding. Work in small groups so you can guide students and help with reading the sentences. You might even print it and send it home to share with families!

Sea Turtle Life Science digital game free.

How to Use the Sea Turtle Life Cycle for Kids Digital Activity

How to Get the Activity

  • Enter your email below and then check your email to get the digital activity.
  • When you open the file you can click on the format that you prefer to use: Google Slides, Seesaw and/or Boom Cards®.

Google Slides

  • If you are downloading the Google Slides version you will be prompted to “Make a copy”.  This is an important step you need to complete to make sure you get an editable version to share with your students!


  • If you choose the Seesaw version, click the Seesaw image to instantly add it to your Seesaw library.

Boom Cards®

  • To upgrade to self-checking Boom Cards®, click on the image to purchase the deck to use with your students.
Choose the version of digital activity you prefer

More Life Cycle Kindergarten and Preschool Activities

Once you and your students are hooked on life cycles, you’ll definitely want more! Here are some life cycle craft ideas to keep the learning cycle rolling. These activities can be applied to many different animals or plants, from frog life cycles to ladybug life cycles.

Easy Ways to Extend the Activity

Life Cycle Hats

What’s better than advertising your knowledge on a cute headband/hat?! Turn this digital activity into a free printable. Use the sea turtle life cycle pictures to cut and paste onto construction paper headbands. Students will have fun mingling with their headgear on and “reading” each others’ bands.

Life Cycle Crafts

Use paper plates to illustrate ANY animal or plant’s life, from the life cycle of a butterfly to the green turtle. Divide the plate into four equal sections, then illustrate each phase in the designated spot.

Sensory Table

Turn the sensory table into a sea turtle nesting beach (or other habitat) with sand and hidden eggs, or water and lily pads as you study the life cycle of a frog.

Play Dough

Playdough provides a great hands-on way to explore life, from egg to adult. Provide illustrations for students to recreate their own versions of each important step along the way to adulthood for ANY animal, bug, or plant.

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