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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.

*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.


*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!