With October comes crisper weather and the launch of festive fall activities. Halloween is a fun “holiday” but one with great emphasis on, well, a sugar coma. As much as I love a good sugar coma (not really), I want to focus on the more traditional and interesting aspects of the month. This week, I researched skeleton activities for my sons. There are many terrifically creative ingenious ideas that I need to share with you. This post includes 11+ Skeleton Activities for Preschool Kids.
Fun Skeleton Activities for Preschoolers
This first skeleton activity is a classic Q-Tip Skeleton. A Little Artsy & A Little Craftsy gives us a great tutorial to put together this activity kids will love!
This Straw Skeleton from education.com is perfect. Not only is it easy to present to children, but it is inexpensive and simple. Plus, cutting up those straws is a great fine motor activity for younger children.
This post from kidsyogastories.com references a Halloween Yoga sequence but I figure it all comes back to the skeleton.
This pasta skeleton from Kids Activities Blog is easy and interesting for children. A great addition to a human body unit or Halloween work.
More Skeleton Activities for Kids
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 a perfect 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.
My sons love this X-Ray Skeleton. The set of x-rays is great because it works like a puzzle and a life sciences activity. Get out a light board and make it even more interesting for the children.
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.
I couldn't resist this skeleton activity from Dilly-Dali Art. I love the white and black plus the integration of so many materials. Children will love this process.
This one is perfect for a snack. How much fun to create a Veggie Skeleton with a child? Chances are the kids might just want to eat it, too!
Skeleton Activities – Materials Referenced
* Please note, I do not own these photos. The images are sourced directly from the original writer of the idea. Please take a moment to visit the many sites referenced in this post!