Create Button Counting Cards for Preschoolers

Back again with the “Learn with Your Craft Stash” series! Today we’re learning with buttons! As my daughter is getting more interested in counting, we decided to make some fun counting cards for her. She is a very concrete learner, so having something that she can see and touch helps her to learn the more abstract skills such as counting. These button counting cards are perfect for her!

Make some fun button counting cards for a tactile way to practice counting with your preschoolers!

Materials needed for creating 10 Button Counting Cards:

4 Pieces of card stock

Scissors or paper cutter

Marker

Hot glue sticks

Hot glue gun

Buttons

Make some fun button counting cards for a tactile way to practice counting with your preschoolers!

How to create the cards:

Cut the card stock in half lengthwise and then cut each half in half again to create 4 cards per sheet of card stock.

Write the numeral at the top of each card and the number word on the bottom of each card

Using the hot glue, attach the correct number of buttons to each card.

Make some fun button counting cards for a tactile way to practice counting with your preschoolers!

If you want to create button counting cards with your child, you may want to use school glue instead of the hot glue, but I cannot tell you if the buttons will stick long-term.

To make the cards even more interactive, you could use puffy paint to draw the numbers or number words, so that your child can feel them as they trace them with their fingers.

Make some fun button counting cards for a tactile way to practice counting with your preschoolers!

We will be using these to practice one-to-one correspondence, number order, and eventually greater than/less than. What would you use them for? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Make some fun button counting cards for a tactile way to practice counting with your preschoolers!

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  1. Hi, I love this idea for older children who won’t put things in their mouth.
    For younger children or children with younger siblings, a cut out sandpaper circles or different texture circles might be better.
    Thanks for the great ideas