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11 Spooky Skeleton Activities Your Preschooler Will Love This Halloween


Welcome to our Halloween skeleton activities for preschoolers! We hope you find this resource helpful as you work with your little ones. Whether you’re looking for a way to teach about bones and muscles or want some fun ideas for playtime, we’ve got you covered.

So get ready to learn about, move, and have fun with skeletons!

With October comes crisper weather and the launch of festive fall activities. Halloween is a fun “holiday” but with great emphasis on a sugar coma. As much as I love a good sugar coma (not really), I want to focus on the more traditional and exciting aspects of the month.

Skeleton Activities for Kids

This week, I researched skeleton activities for my sons. I need to share many terrifically creative, ingenious ideas with you. This post includes Skeleton Activities for Preschool Kids.

Fun Halloween Skeleton Activities for Preschoolers

Q-Tip Skeleton

Q-Tip Skeleton

Q-tip skeletons are a popular craft project for kids and adults alike. While they may look daunting initially, Q-tip skeletons are pretty easy to make.

All you need is a Q tip, glue, and a black marker. To start, glue the Q tip to the center of the skeleton. Next, use the marker to draw on the skeleton’s bones. Start with the larger bones, such as the spine and ribcage, and then add the smaller bones.

Once you’re finished, your Q tip skeleton is complete! Q tip skeletons are a fun way to learn about anatomy, and they make incredible Halloween decorations. So get creative and give it a try!

Straw Skeleton

Straw Skeleton

This craft is one of the most popular Halloween skeleton activities. To make one, you will need straws, tape, and scissors. First, cut the straws into pieces of different lengths.

Next, use the tape to attach the straw pieces in the shape of a skeleton. Finally, add any final details, like eyes or a mouth. Straw skeletons are a fun and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit!

This Straw Skeleton from is perfect. Not only is it easy to present to children, but it is inexpensive and straightforward. Cutting up those straws is a great fine motor activity for younger children.

Mexican Jumping Bean

Skeleton Yoga

Skeleton Yoga for kids is a great way to introduce them to yoga and get them moving! This activity is playful and fun to get kids into yoga poses using their imaginations.

It helps develop gross motor skills, Balance, coordination, and focus while they are having fun! Skeleton Yoga is also a great way to teach kids about the skeletal system and how the bones in our bodies work together.

The best part about Skeleton Yoga is that it can be done anywhere, at any time, with no equipment needed! All you need is your imagination, and some spooky skeleton poses. Get your kids moving with Skeleton Yoga today!

This post from references a Halloween Yoga sequence, but I figure it all comes back to the skeleton.

pasta skeleton activity

Pasta Skeleton

Pasta skeletons are an easy and fun way to make a spooky decoration for your home this Halloween. All you need is a package of dry pasta, some glue, and a black marker. To start, glue the pasta together in the shape of a skeleton.

You can use any pasta you like, but smaller shapes like elbows or shells work best. Once the skeleton is built, use the black marker to add eyes and a mouth. You can also get creative and add other features like bones or spider webs.

Pasta skeletons are an excellent project for kids and adults, so get creative and have fun! This pasta skeleton from Kids Activities Blog is easy and exciting for children. A great addition to a human body unit or Halloween work.

Skeleton at School Pretending to be a Teacher or Student

More Skeleton Activities for Kids

Tape Resist Skeleton Activity

Resist Skeleton

The Artful Parent never disappoints me. She always has fantastic ideas to share with her readers. This Resist Skeleton is just one that I adore for an activity with my children.

Life Sized Skeleton

Life-Sized Skeleton

Have the child trace his body and then fill in the skeleton. The kids will love this Life-Sized Skeleton exercise! Here is a detailed well, thought example from Fun at Home with Kids. Enjoy!


Play Dough Skeleton

I love this activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning! Younger children love play dough, and older children love the human body. So, why not combine the two to make a Playdough skeleton?

Perfect! What an ideal invitation to create for a younger child. With that said, my five-year-old also loved this activity. The child’s opportunity to create is wide open.

x-ray skeleton activity

X-Ray Skeleton

My sons love this X-Ray Skeleton. The set of x-rays is excellent because it works like a puzzle and a life sciences activity. Get a light board and make it even more interesting for the children.

Stick Skeleton

Stick Skeleton

How clever is this Stick Skeleton? Thanks to Creative Star Learning Academy we have a great reason and incentive to get children outside. In this case, let them know what they’ll be doing and have them gather sticks to fit the job.

Veggie Skeleton

Veggie Skeleton

This one is perfect for a snack. How much fun to create a Veggie Skeleton with a child? Chances are the kids might want to eat it, too!

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