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This fun printable will give your kids some fun non-screen time as they use play dough to make various “skeleton parts” and then place them on the mat, depending on what they roll! Grab our free printable roll a skeleton play dough activity mat for your next party or rainy afternoon!
If you loved our pumpkin faces play dough mat printable, you are going to love this one too! Skeletons are an iconic symbol of Halloween and this activity is engaging and fun! Kids will love making the skeleton parts and then rolling a dice to see which part they get to add to the mat.
Kids will practice fine motor skills as they sculpt the various skeleton parts and they can tap their creative juices to put the skeleton in a different position each time they play!
The printable activity mat is an easy-to-open PDF and you can print as many copies as you need.
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Get the Roll a Skeleton Printables
You will need the following supplies:
- Skeleton play dough mat (Note: this is for personal use only)
- Play-Doh (or homemade play dough or any type of craft clay)
- Laminator (optional)
- Dice (just one will do, or one per player!)
We laminated our play dough mats to make them ever more sturdy and durable. We have this laminator and it works great for home projects like this one.
How to Play
1. Make the skeleton’s body parts in play dough before beginning game play.
2. Kids take turns rolling a die to see what body part they get to put on the mat. If they roll a part that has already been placed on the mat, they can roll again until they get a number needed to complete the skeleton.
This game can be played by several kids using one mat, or individually with each child using his or her own mat!
I love keeping easy activity mats like this one on hand for those rainy days or sick days or even for holiday activities. Sometimes you just need a few minutes of activity for the kids as you get dinner ready or transition from one thing to another. These play dough mats are screen-free and really get them to use their brains, all while having a lot of fun.
You could let them use basic clay/play dough tools (ie a plastic knife and roller) with this mat to cut out the shapes. If you are a teacher, this would be an awesome station to set up in your classroom on Halloween or at some point during October.
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