Here’s a creative collection of Corduroy activities and crafts to try with kids inspired the Corduroy book by Don Freeman.
Corduroy is a story about a teddy bear who lives in a department store and waits everyday for someone to come and take him home. One day a little girl wants to buy him, but her mom points out that he has a missing button. The next day Corduroy tries to explore the department store for a new button, but actually finds a new friend and a home instead. This story of Corduroy is heart warming with a happy ending.
Make Corduroy out of paper plates (large and small paper plate)from I Heart Crafty Things.
Corduroy Alphabet Matching from Free Preschool Printables
Sort Corduroy’s buttons with this button sorting activity from About Family Crafts. You can sort them in these matching cups, sort them while lacing on a string or pipe cleaner, or use colored construction paper. Sort by color, shape, or size. Use the buttons for a button stacking challenge. How many buttons can you stack without it falling over?
Use a bear shaped cookie cutter to stamp Corduroy onto paper and make his green overalls with fabric or paint (from Artsy Momma).
Corduroy inspired tracing activity from Toddler Approved is great for fine motor skills as students draw the line from button to button!
Make your own Corduroy button counting cards like they did at Intentional by Grace.
Make a Corduroy Button Necklace for fine motor fun like they did at My Joy Filled Life.
Using burlap, an embroidery hoop, buttons, and plastic needles practice sewing Corduroy’s button like they did at Playground Parkbench.
Corduroy inspired button lacing cards made with plastic lids is a great way for little fingers to develop fine motor skills from Preschool Alphabet
Sort colored craft sticks or buttons into matching pockets from Learning and Exploring Through Play
Make a Corduroy themed sensory tub with buttons and pipe cleaner trees like Hands on as We Grow.
Use this printable to make a Corduroy finger puppet from All Kids Network.
Sew or glue a pocket for Corduroy like they did at Pre-K Pages and tuck a piece of paper in the pocket with a drawing of a detail from Corduroy’s adventures or tuck a writing activity into the pocket.
Make and connect a Corduroy inspired Felt Button Chain from A Crafty Living.
Corduroy, Corduroy are you hiding under a triangle? Corduroy shape game from Jbrary. A perfect way to practice shape identification.
Try a Corduroy themed dice game like School Time Snippets. Two ways to play these math activities: Roll the die and cover that many numbers, first to 10 wins or roll the die and cover that specific numeral. You can draw this game board with a black marker.
Free Corduroy Button Matching Activity from Free Preschool Printables
Other Corduroy Activities
Learning letters with buttons from Rainy Day Mum
A Number Hide and Seek Game with a Stuffed Bear from Educators’ Spin On It
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