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!
Materials needed for creating 10 Button Counting Cards:
4 Pieces of card stock
Scissors or paper cutter
Hot glue sticks
Hot glue gun
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.
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.
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!
Check out the other great ideas in the “Learn with your Craft Stash” series! 21 days of creating learning activities using things that you already have in your craft supplies!