Super Awesome Skeleton Activities for Preschoolers

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

Q-Tip Skeleton

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!

Straw Skeleton

This Straw Skeleton from 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.

Skeleton Yoga

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

Pasta 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

Resist Skeleton

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

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 out the 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 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.

X-Ray Skeleton

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.

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

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

Thank you!

Marnie Craycroft

Marnie hails from Maine where she spent summers buried in sand and winters buried in snow. She is the daughter of a nearly four decade veteran of the public school systems. Teaching has always been a part of her life. She founded Carrots Are Orange in 2010.

Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori learning and living website for parents and teachers.

Marnie graduated from Wesleyan University in 1999 with a BA in Economics. She spent nearly a decade working in investment management. In 2006, she earned her MA in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999 and currently lives in Boulder with her husband and three sons. She is Montessori trained. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, Huffington Post, and Besides writing, passions include running (usually after her three sons), photography, and outdoor adventures.

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