Christmas Button Sort and String
It’s funny what type of thing can hold a preschooler’s attention for a long period of time! When it’s quiet time for my three-year-old niece I have a variety of activities she can play with independently. Since it’s December, I recently pulled out a bag of Christmas buttons for her to play with, and she had a great time with them!
Sorting the buttons is a fun activity that many children will initiate doing on their own, and can definitely continue doing if started by an adult. We sorted our buttons according to color and according to size.
My niece spent almost an hour stringing buttons. What a great activity for developing fine motor skills! Our string comes from a Melissa and Doug bead set, so it’s perfect for little kids because there’s a nice long plastic piece at the end of each piece of string. Much less frustrating than string that keeps fraying or bending.
I love that this activity is perfect for the season, is full of educational value, is simple enough for a preschooler to do by herself – and is apparently a lot of fun! I don’t remember where I bought my buttons, but this set from Amazon looks similar in type.
If you’re trying to keep your preschool busy this holiday season, they may also enjoy this Holiday Sensory Box.