I keep an assortment of misc. buttons in my classroom. When we talk about different family types, I pour out all the buttons and let the kids decide what kind of family to make by sorting. Ex: two hole button family, pink button family, etc. We are all different, but we’re still families.
Read “A Lost Button” from Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel Use buttons to talk about opposites: thick/thin, large/small, white/black, round/square.
Trace circles and squares
Sew on buttons using a tapestry needle
Sorting buttons using a muffin tin-sort by color, size or shape
A good button story to read:
Frog and Toad Are Friends:
The Lost Button