Keep Halloween celebrations more interesting for children by introducing them to fun Halloween games for kids. The eating skeleton is a simple and easy home activity.
Activities for Children At Home
When we speak about developing children’s gross motor skills, we mean moving the body and balance they need to function as a whole: muscles, agility, and speed. Adults need to follow up on how children evolve when growing.
Boys and girls need to develop their gross motor skills; if not, they will not be able to explore and travel the world that surrounds them. When a baby begins to sit, he/she sees the world differently – the same thing when crawling or walking. Every single experience is new learning.
Sometimes we insist on saying don’t run, don’t jump, don’t climb, etc. However, we don’t realize how much that can help them. When we allow children to do that, they strengthen their muscles and balance. That’s the first step to coordinate movements and develop their gross motor skills.
Developing gross motor skills is vital, as well as fine motor skills. Everything is connected. Move, explore, write, feel, among other things. That is why we are motivated to work on the next Halloween games for kids activity.
THEME: EASY HALLOWEEN GAMES FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Gross motor skills/Activities for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Strengthen and develop children’s gross motor skills.
Level: This Halloween games for kids activity can be done autonomously with adult guidance.
- Target practice
- Fine motor skills
- Precision of movements
- A cardboard box or piece of cardboard (could be recycled)
- A ball
- A Stanley knife
- Black marker
Draw a skeleton face in the cardboard, as you can see in the image.
Use the Stanley knife to open holes in its eyes and mouth. These holes should be big enough to introduce a ball through them.
Put the skeleton’s face, as shown in the image, to allow children to start playing.
A skeleton face with huge eyes and mouth to introduce a ball. Fun Halloween games for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing Halloween games for kids give them fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print our preschool worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS HALLOWEEN GAME ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Activities for Younger Children
This Halloween games for kids activity can be done with younger children. To decrease the difficulty level, we could open bigger holes to the skeleton face. Playing this game will stimulate their gross motor skills and, at the same time, strengthen their self-esteem and confidence.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Activities for Kids
You can also do this Halloween games for kids activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level and make this exercise more fun, you can cut smaller holes in the skeleton face. That way, they will need to be more accurate when playing with the ball.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – EATING SKELETON HALLOWEEN GAME
This video clearly explains the “SKELETON GLUTTONOUS,” designed for 4-6-year-old children. In this activity, children will do a skeleton face with holes to have fun throwing the ball into the holes. Those skills they will develop are coordination, following instructions, self-esteem, and confidence. The materials needed are white cardboard, a ball, a Stanley knife, and a black marker.
Do you like our fun kids activity? Make sure to check out our other activities for preschoolers.
- Kids will love this Halloween Skeleton Craft Puzzle Fine Motor Skills Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Here’s an awesome home activity, Halloween Worms Race Craft Sensory Games for Kids Worksheets (2-4 Year Olds)
- Check out this awesome Decorate the Skeleton Craft Preschool Halloween Activity Fine Motor Skills Worksheets (2-4 Year Olds)
- Give kids fun activity to do. Check out this Write with Worms Preschool Writing Activity Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
Get fun outfits for your little ones. Check out this cute Halloween Skeleton Silhouette Long-sleeves T-Shirt.
I’d like to know what you think of our easy activity for kids. Please leave a comment below.
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