I love buttons! They can be used in so many ways & are a great alternative to glass pebbles (another love of mine). You can buy them quite cheaply from places like eBay & Amazon too! I thought I’d share a few of the activities we’ve done that have included buttons in some way. From time to time I share photos on my Instagram account & Facebook Page that I don’t share on here, so if you don’t follow me on those platforms, you might find some images which are new to you here. Apologies if you’ve already seen them!
– with empty frames…
– using placemats as a base…
(The patterns below are free to download. Click on the image to take you to the post with the link.)
Fine Motor Skills
Tweezers, buttons & a cheap muffin tray…
Buttons, cake cases, numbers and tweezers…
Counting, Sorting, Number Recognition & Patterns
I use them a lot in maths activities. Cork mats, placemats, cheap chopping boards & chalk boards are fab used as base to define the area you are working in.
Number recognition, counting, simple addition & pattern work…
You can even buy alphabet buttons! (You can buy the same ones from eBay.)
Taking them outdoors is great too!
(When exploring on a mirror outdoors, remember to be careful of the sun reflecting!)
A Few Photos Shared Previously
Click on the photo to take you to the original post…
Sorting & Counting
This is the image I use in some of my profile pictures. A very simple activity!
Counting with Buttons
(The below image is a free printable. Click on the image to take you to the post with the link.)
Play Dough Enhancements
They are great additions to the play dough! You may remember these two activities…
Light Box Play
– onto laces & pipe-cleaners…
Buttons are so versatile! Have you used them in any other ways?
Thanks for reading!
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– Rachel (“,)