I was thrilled to find The Button Box by Margarett S. Reid, available at our local library, this week. It's a simple story about a young boy, and the fun he has sorting through the buttons in his grandmother's button box. Most of our buttons came from my mother's button box, so the children connected with this story right away. The little boy even ends up playing with a button spinner!
Just like in the story, we swirled our buttons, and sorted them, imaging what sort of clothing, or uniforms they might have come from.
As we sorted through the buttons, I asked the children if they could draw pictures of outfits, the buttons would match.
For more button crafts and ideas, check out:
- Family Fun's - 3 things to do with buttons
- Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns - for buttons in their Math Box
- Or, the Button Man, at FreeKidsCrafts.com - one of these days I'm going to make a button man!
And, for more story stretching, kid's arts and crafts, in general, check out this weeks stART (story+ ART) link up, at A Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.