I found a large printable skeleton online & printed it onto cardstock paper. I bought 2 black foam boards from the dollar store. I used a whole board & then ended up having to cut 9 inches off of the 2nd one, taping it on one side to the whole board to give room for the skull. This really IS a large skeleton. Probably around 4 feet long.
I then placed the bones on the board & traced each piece with a pencil. I went over those trace lines with a silver Sharpie Marker to visually stand out. Then I laminated each skeleton piece.
I partnered up each matching bone, sticking them together with poster putty (hands, feet, legs, etc). I will place the 11 pieces on a table and the skeleton foam board on the chalkboard. Kids will take a turn choosing a piece from the table & placing it/them on the corresponding spot on the skeleton board. I assigned a song to 5 of the 11 pieces so that we can sing as well put the Scary Skeleton together.
The songs I chose for Jr. Primary: Do As I'm Doing; Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes; If You're Happy; Popcorn Popping; Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam
The songs for Sr. Primary: The Wise/Foolish Man; Popcorn Popping; Follow the Prophet; BOM Stories; "Give" Said the Little Stream
Happy Scary Halloween!