## Monday, November 9, 2020

Here's another random holiday that's "cute as a button"!  November 16 is Button Day…for real!
I've got some hands-on activities that you can do with buttons any day of the year.

Hint!  I bought my bag of buttons at Walmart, but it might be fun for kids to hunt around their house for random buttons and do some of these activities at home.

Math
*Have children count the number of buttons they have on. Who has the most? Who has zero? Tally how many in the entire class.

*Have children form groups with friends who have the same number of buttons.

*Use the buttons children bring in for math activities. Let them sort the buttons. What was their sorting rule? Can they sort them another way?

*Write numerals on cups and have children make appropriate sets in the cups using the buttons.

*Make patterns with buttons and use buttons for addition and subtraction.

Crafts
*Let children choose one button and glue it in the middle of a sheet of construction paper. Can they create a picture incorporating the button?

*Give children pipe cleaners or dental floss and let the string buttons to make necklaces and bracelets. (You’ll probably have to limit the number of buttons each child can use.)

*Make cardboard picture frames and let children glue on buttons. Insert their photo for a perfect gift for mom or dad.

*Demonstrate how to sew on a button. Now, that’s a novel idea! I bet some kids have never seen someone use a needle and thread.

You’ll be cute as a button if you do some of these activities!