Activities

Button Sorting by the Hole

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Quick, easy and super fun Botton Sorting by the Hole idea for toddlers!

Great as a quick learning activity that will keep toddlers content, focused and busy. I’ve tested it and vouch for it! My son (2) loved this fun idea for buttons. He never knew that buttons have different number of holes in them so he was super excited to analyze each button, go through dozens of them, match them up and sort them. It was a great activity that literally took no effort or time prepping for me! Yay!

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Materials:

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-Assorted buttons

-Tray with seperations or 3 bowls will work

-Tape

-Flashcards

-Permanent marker

 

Instructions:

Dump all of your assorted buttons into a bowl or tray. Using 2 flashcards and permanent marker, draw a button on each, one having 4 dots in the middle, other 2 dots in the middle. Tape to the tray or seperate bowls for easy sorting.

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What is my child learning and improving?

  • Fine motor (picking up the teeniest of  buttons with thumb and pointer finger!)
  • Cognitive skills (comparing, analyzing, matching up the buttons)
  • Independent play (this activity is wonderful for quiet time, time outs or if mama needs to prep dinner 🙂

 

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Try this Button Sorting activity and share it with me so I can see your fun!

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