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If you are looking for easy preschool activity ideas, you can’t go wrong with this super-simple button number match activity! Preschoolers will love matching the correct number of buttons with each felt number. This is a perfect no-prep totschooling activity!
Bo loves anything to do with buttons or counting. For this button activity, I thought to combine her two loves so she can start to learn number recognition. We love preschool activity ideas that don’t take much set-up or supplies, which is why this activity is so simple! If you have buttons and some numbers, you’re ready to go!
Preschool Activity Ideas: Hands-On Button Number Match
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For this activity, I gave Bo a felt letter. She then looked for buttons that not only matched the correct number, but also that matched (more or less) the color of the felt number. She loved the scratchy feel of the numbers and the hunt for buttons through our button bin.
During this activity, we solidified counting skills, number recognition, and color recognition. This activity was a lot of fun for both of us. We had a lot of fun counting together and hunting the correct color of button to use for each number. We even had a discussion on what colors of buttons were close enough in color to the felt number to allow it to be used.
The best part about this activity is that it is completely portable. It would make a great busy bag activity if you pre-separated the necessary number and color of buttons. Bo was content to do this activity for about 30 minutes.
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