Inside: Halloween activities for preschoolers
Looking for a fun Halloween activity for your preschooler?
You’ve come to the right place!
This October, Bone Painting is where it’s at! – It’s creative and a great way to begin a deeper understanding of the skeleton system.
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Halloween activities can be hands-on!
Truth is, this all began with a last-minute trip to the Home Depot.
As my preschoolers get older, they insist on the house becoming spookier. – a tough gig to keep up with!
Well, the good news about waiting until late October to get Halloween decorations is that they tend to be 50% off! A huge perk to being the last ones in the neighborhood getting your act together.
So guess what we came home with?
You got that right! A bag of bones!
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So here we are.
One Kindergartener, a preschooler, and a toddler that skipped his nap – all ready for Halloween fun.
And that is when the painting project began. I was tired and the boys needed something to do in a pinch.
I needed a quick and easy Halloween activity that would keep them all engaged to make it to dinner.
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Let’s paint this skeletons!
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Place Kraft paper on the painting surface. (found in Home Depot in the packaging aisle)
Pour the paint into an ice cube tray or egg carton.
Fill a small bowl of water to wash the paintbrushes.
Place the Halloween decorations (bag of bones) on the kraft paper.
Invite your preschoolers to come paint the bones.
What’s my preschooler learning when painting?
Your preschooler will also some fun learning new skeleton facts and vocabulary!
Use this website to have some fun skeleton facts for kids!
Share with your preschooler that the skeleton system has over 200 bones and that bones are filled with spongy tissue. Then take some time to compare what you have learned to the Halloween decorations used for the activity. How do they compare?
Skeleton activities are a blast!
But first, when will you Paint the Bones for this simple Halloween activity for preschoolers?