Find a bag of shaped buttons at your local craft store and turn that one bag into unlimited fun with 15+ learning activities!
Sort the buttons by shape.
Sort the buttons by color.
We used plastic lids as a sorting tool.
I used a this tray from the dollar store, but a muffin tin also works well for counting buttons.
DIY Button Puzzle
Trace buttons on a piece of paper and challenge your child to match them up.
Patterning with Buttons
Start patterns and have your child finish each pattern.
Put a pile of several pairs of buttons in front of your child and challenge him to find the matches.
Fill a 10 Frame
Make a grid and roll the die to fill it up with buttons.
Stack Buttons onto Toothpicks
Stick toothpicks into styrofoam. Stack the buttons onto the toothpicks.
One Button in Each Section
Great one to one correspondence practice
I spy a pink star. I spy a blue square.
Tracing Foam Letters
These foam letters are a bath tub toy, but balancing buttons on top was fun!
Which one has more?
Lacing Buttons on Pipe Cleaners
Make a bracelet or sort and lace a certain shaped button.
Balance buttons on a craft stick (It is trickier than you might think and toddlers love the challenge.)