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A throwback to the last Halloween: Wherever you looked, you saw ghosts, vampires, and of course, skeletons grinning at you. While ghosts and vampire don’t exist, skeletons surely do, but not the way filmmakers portray them in the movies, cartoons and television.Skeletons form a crucial part of the body of living beings. An adult human skeleton contains 206 bones, which help provide structure and balance to the body.
Here is how you introduce your little one to skeletons, without scaring him out of his wits! Below, we have compiled a list of 15 skeleton coloring pages to introduce your kids to the concept of skeletons in a fun way.
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1. Human Skeleton:
Has your kid started learning life science? Then help him know the inside and outside of the human body with this skeleton worksheet. The worksheet requires kids to identify the different parts of the human skeleton and then check for the answer. The coloring page would work best after teaching and acquainting your child with the bones found in the body. You can then hand over the human skeleton coloring page to him to see how much he remembers. It will also improve your kid’s skeletal system and vocabulary.
2. Human Skull:
Here’s a simple skeleton coloring page of a human skull. The skull is a skeletal structure in the head that supports the face and forms the protective cavity for the brain. Just like skulls of most vertebrates, even a human’s skull protects the brain from injury. A skull is composed of two main parts- the mandible and the cranium. The human skull also contains openings like the foramina, which allows blood vessels and nerves to leave or enter the skull. A fascinating feature of the skull is that it is composed of 44 separate bony elements at the time of birth, but fuses together into a solid bone as growth occurs.
3. Skull And Roses:
Here’s a neat and detailed skeleton coloring pictures of skull and roses. The skull is considered a celebration of mortality and death. In the ancient times, skulls were drawn in black on the grave for a gloomy effect. But skull and roses have an entirely different connotation. It represents the contrast between life and death or decay and beauty. It symbolizes the duality that brings the struggle between good and evil, and beauty and ugliness to mind.
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4. T-Rex Skeleton:
Here’s skeleton pictures to color that will be a good history lesson for your kid as well. It features the skeleton of a T-Rex. Earlier, most skeletons were discovered in the form of fossils. William Parker found the first complete T-Rex skeleton in 1958. The full skeleton gave the scientist an idea about how big the dinosaur was. You may be surprised to know that most of the depictions of dinosaurs in the series and movies are inaccurate. So why don’t you take the responsibility of sharing some genuine and interesting facts on T-Rex and other dinosaurs?
5. Minecraft Skeleton:
Is your kid a fan of Minecraft? Then this minecraft skeleton coloring pages will delight him. And if you are not aware of this game, then here is a little gist of it. Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Markus Persson, a Swedish programmer. The game allows players to create constructions and buildings out of textured cubes. In Minecraft, skeletons are undead and hostile mobs equipped with bows. These creepy creatures can breed almost anything in the overworld at a light of 7.
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6. Halloween Skeleton:
Halloween, also known as the “All Hallows Eve,” is the day of honoring the dead and the skeleton is one of the core figures in the celebration. But you’ll be surprised to know that the skeleton is not used in a scary way. It adds fun and a ‘bone’ chilling excitement to the celebration. In this coloring page, a skeleton is saying hello to your kid. There is also a cat seated on the fence. It seems that he has come out of the coffin to attend the Halloween party. So tell your kid to make the party more memorable for him by adding some color to this Halloween skeleton coloring pages.
7. Join The Bones Of The Skeleton:
Spark your kid’s interest in science with this coloring page. First and foremost, you have to tell your kid to color the parts of the skeletal system. After coloring, tell him to cut from the dotted lines. Now your kid has to assemble the bones of the skeletal system and stick to the white card stock. Children can even use sequins, glitter or markers to make the skeleton color sheet to stand out.
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8. Skeleton Of Pirate:
This pirate finally got what he was searching for, but unfortunately, it’s too late. The treasure is of no use to him now. We believe that he is preserving the wealth for his successors. A pirate skeleton is believed to be a spooky pirate ghost, who lacks willpowers. These former pirates float along the corridors as mindless killing machines. And even after the death, these ghosts appear in signature pirate clothes. This skeleton pirate coloring page can be a bit intimidating for toddlers and preschoolers, so give it to older kids instead.
9. Mummy And Skeleton:
Who let this mummy out of the tomb? And what is he doing with the plaster? Let’s teach your kid about mummification and the mechanism behind it with this coloring page. A mummy is a deceased animal or human whose organs, and skin were preserved by accidental or intentional exposure to very low humidity, extreme cold, chemicals or lack of air. Though mummies are found all over the world, a majority is found in Egypt, most of which are of cats. It is believed the ancient Egyptian mummies formed naturally because of the environmental conditions in which they were buried.
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10. Skeleton Playing Tennis:
A skeleton playing tennis! In what world does this happen? Only the wild imagination of your kid can help make sense in the picture. And kids rarely look for sense while coloring. So hand over this skeleton coloring sheets to your child and tell him to come up with a story as he colors.
Catrina or the Skeleton Doll is an essential part of the Day of the Dead celebration. It was created by Hose Guadalupe Posada 1910. It later became an iconic Mexican figure, representing death and how the Mexicans face it. This year, instead of a Catrina doll, give your daughter a Catrina coloring page instead. It depicts a female dressed in a gown and hat befitting the stylish outfit of her time. When your kid has finished coloring the page, glue it to a popsicle stick or hang it up for decoration.
12. Rockstar Skeleton:
Some skeletons are creepy, and some are scary, but this skeleton who just wants to jam. Color in this rockstar skeleton as he gives his performance on stage. And he is full of swag. Did you notice the mop of hair on his head? We’re sure your kid will have a great time spinning, juggling and sing a few lines with this skeleton. Make sure your kid colors the stereo of this Rockstar too!
Here’s a skeleton coloring sheet of Samukai, one of the antagonists in the Ninjago. This fearsome Sulkin general with four arms was the king of the underworld until Lord Garmadon took over his title. Despite this, Samukai retained a very position in the hierarchy of the underworld as Sulkin General of Fire and Garmadon lieutenant. Samukai has a large head and four arms. He wears a plate of the General of the Skeleton Army. In the battle with the Ninjago, Samukai wields not one, or two, but four daggers with tiny skulls on the hilts.
14. Potato Head:
Can you or your kid guess who is in this coloring page? Yes, it’s Mr. Potato Head. But why has he painted himself as a skeleton? Is he heading to a Halloween party? We think he is! Mr. Potato Head is one of the major characters in the Toy Story Franchise. He is a crabby and moody toy based on Mr. Potato Head from Playskool. Mr. Potato Head appears cynical, sarcastic and jealous, but deep, down inside he has a heart of gold. He can go even to limitless lengths to save his friends. Mr. Potato Head even has a unique ability to separate his body parts.
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15. Skeleton Of A Fish:
Who left the skeleton after devouring the whole fish? Maybe your kid knows the answer. Tell him to color this skeleton is any color that he likes and while he colors, share this fun fact with him. In fishes, there are two types of skeletal- the exoskeleton, the stable out shells and the endoskeleton, which supports the structure of the body. The skeleton of a fish is made of cartilage or bones. The main features of the fish like the fins and fin rays have no direct connection with the spine. They are supported just by the muscles.
We’re confident that our skeleton coloring pages will bring a wide grin on your kid’s face. These coloring pages are both fun and educative at the same time. So which of these scary skeleton coloring pages your child liked the most? Tell us by leaving a comment below!
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