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Skeleton Printable Activity – Unique Puzzle Using Cotton Swabs

skeleton printable puzzle using cotton swabs sensory bag

This skeleton printable activity, is a unique way to play and learn using cotton swabs as puzzle pieces! Keep on reading to learn about the different ways you can enjoy this puzzle, including turning it into a sensory bag!

Many Ways to Play with This Skeleton Printable

First off, this skeleton printable pack comes with 6 skeleton puzzles to choose from – a human, dog, cat, bird, fish, and snake! 

Setting up this activity can be as simple as printing, and providing cotton swabs to match! Alternatively, you can create a sensory bag like we did! Filling up a bag with hair gel and placing the cotton swabs inside is a challenging way to match puzzle pieces while strengthening fine motor skills!

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Watch the Skeleton Printable as a Sensory Bag Activity

Here’s how you can easily set up this skeleton printable using a sensory bag!

By putting the cotton swab pieces inside the sensory bag, kids can use their fingers to push the cotton swabs to the correct locations. This is great for fine motor skills and hand eye coordination! 

Sensory bags are so much fun, it’s hard not to squish it!

Watch the Skeleton Printable as a Sensory Bag Activity

Here’s how you can easily set up this skeleton printable using a sensory bag!

By putting the cotton swab pieces inside the sensory bag, kids can use their fingers to push the cotton swabs to the correct locations. This is great for fine motor skills and hand eye coordination! 

Sensory bags are so much fun, it’s hard not to squish it!

skeleton printable puzzle using cotton swabs sensory bag

Get the FREE Set of Skeleton Printables!

This printable set of 6 skeletons with cotton swab bones is totally FREE!

We enjoyed playing with the pages using a sensory bag, but we also enjoy an even quicker set up by just matching the cotton swabs to the paper directly. You could even use glue to keep the cotton swabs in place, or you could place a piece of adhesive paper (sticky side up!) over the printable to have the cotton swabs adhere.

This is a great way to get kids excited about anatomy and learning about the bones inside our bodies and other creatures!

For another anatomy-themed activity, you have to check out our Systems of the Body for Kids. Not only is this also a free printable activity, but children will get a thrill out of revealing all the different systems of the human body – it’s like magic!

 

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Grab our free printable skeletons!

Step 2

To make a sensory bag activity, grab a plastic bag and use nail polish remover to remove the white label on the front of the plastic bag (allowing you to view the inside of the bag without obstruction!).

Step 3

Add clear hair gel into the plastic bag.

Step 4

Cut cotton swabs in half and in quarters as well as keeping some whole, and place them in the plastic bag.

Step 5

Choose a skeleton page from the bundle, and place the sensory bag on top. Tape it down to prevent it from sliding around.

Step 6

Task your kiddo with moving the cotton swab pieces to match the skeleton!

Step 1

Grab our free printable skeletons!

Step 2

To make a sensory bag activity, grab a plastic bag and use nail polish remover to remove the white label on the front of the plastic bag (allowing you to view the inside of the bag without obstruction!).

Step 3

Add clear hair gel into the plastic bag.

Step 4

Cut cotton swabs in half and in quarters as well as keeping some whole, and place them in the plastic bag.

Step 5

Choose a skeleton page from the bundle, and place the sensory bag on top. Tape it down to prevent it from sliding around.

Step 6

Task your kiddo with moving the cotton swab pieces to match the skeleton!

More Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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It has 2 dozen unique activities that will be sure to keep the kids busy and learning the whole month of October!

Activities include shape recognition, matching, phonics, letter recognition, counting, number recognition, coloring, writing practice, scissor skills, emotions, measurements, and patterns to name a few!

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More Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This printable bundle of Halloween-themed activities is full of Halloween activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartens to learn early childhood education skills!

It has 2 dozen unique activities that will be sure to keep the kids busy and learning the whole month of October!

Activities include shape recognition, matching, phonics, letter recognition, counting, number recognition, coloring, writing practice, scissor skills, emotions, measurements, and patterns to name a few!

For more printable activities, visit our full collection

More Ways to Learn About the Human Body

Here are my top picks for toys that are all about the body, anatomy and human biology!

Organ Apron

Here is a life-size puzzle you can wear and learn all about anatomy! The set includes removable organs and an apron!

Human Body System Set

These magnetic pieces are a 3D puzzle! It has anatomically correct pieces for both boys and girls for learning body systems!

3D Human Model

This fun set includes soft, squishy organs and hard, removable bones. It is an interactive and sensory based puzzle!

Anatomy Doll

Science has never been so cuddly! Explore organs and the human body with this doll that unbuttons at the chest to reveal organs and body sounds!

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