This Button Patterns Activity may look simple, but you’ll be amazed at how many important areas of development it improves and exercises in children. From fine motor to cognitive skills to focus and hand-eye coordination. It helps kids explore colors and patterns and is even great as a sensory play activity.
This will surely be a hit with the kids…and you because it takes, literally, 5 minutes to set up! Keep reading to see the amazing list of areas of development kids are improving with this activity!
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Materials for Button Patterns Activity:
- Assorted colors of buttons (smaller sizes)
- Colored permanent markers
- Tray (linked the exact one I’m using)
- Craft knife and mat
- First, cut the cardboard into about 3″x 4″ rectangles using the craft knife and mat.
- Then using the colored permanent markers draw different patterns on each cardboard rectangle. Use a different color for each pattern.
- Place the assorted buttons into a small tray.
more activities using buttons
Try this simple Button Number Match Activity using buttons and an egg carton!
Sort buttons by the holes with this activity!
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What is my child learning and improving?
- Cognitive skills (kids are analyzing the patterns, colors, buttons, comparing and thinking)
- Fine motor skills (picking up the small buttons)
- Hand-eye coordination (placing the buttons carefully onto the lines of the patterns)
- Colors (this activity helps kids explore colors and different hues)
- Independence (this is a great activity for quite times, time outs or if you want the kids to stay independent and busy for some time)
- Focus and concentration (kids are concentrated on making the patterns with buttons, thus lengthening their attention span to one activity)
- Patterns (kids are learning about different patterns and designs)
Woah…now that’s a list! Who would have thought?
make this Button Patterns Activity today!