5 Fun Button Activities for Kids

Button activities are a great way to keep your children entertained and help them develop their fine motor skills. Buttons come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors and can be used in a variety of ways to entertain your little ones. Here are fun button activities for kids that you can do at home.

1. Egg Carton Buttoning Activity

This is a different way to teach young kids about buttoning and unbuttoning.  Once the buttons are attached to the egg carton, a variety of items such as ribbon or tissue paper can be used to button and unbutton using the buttons attached to the egg tray carton.  This is a great way to practice buttoning skills.

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2. Rainbow Button Collage Canvas Art

The rainbow button collage gives children the opportunity to sort buttons by color and even size.  Once the buttons are sorted, children can then create a rainbow collage on construction paper with rainbow-colored buttons.

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3. Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft

There are quite a few ways buttons can be used to create these Mother’s Day gifts.  Buttons can be sorted by size or color and then glued onto the wooden letters.

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4. Make Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

After printing and creating the Pete the Cat, a few buttons out of cardboard, and adding four pieces of velcro, children can practice sticking buttons on Pete the Cat’s coat. Explore more of our favorite Pete the Cat activities here.

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5. Rainbow Button Sensory Bottle

Using a clear plastic water bottle,  the bottle is emptied of water.   With help from an adult, children will add a few buttons and some glitter along with hair gel.  This creates a quiet time, fun colorful tube as the buttons remain suspended in the gel.

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