I love this art idea! It's just plain fun! I love using black construction paper and bright chalks and so do students. You can teach students how to draw whimsical roofs and swirly trees. Add more Halloween details to the picture. Then of course you'll have to do some writing about what's happening in the scene. ;)
This is another fun Halloween themed art project that uses a child's cursive handwriting as the skeleton's body. Then of COURSE you'll need to weave some more writing and skeleton bones lessons. These would make a great wall display, and for added fun, have students name their skeleton. I'd name this skeleton "Bad to the Bone." ;)
This blog uses the cursive skeleton idea but with a different twist!
This looks like a fun reading activity for upper grades!