Buttons are such fun! There are so many thousands of varieties of shapes, sizes, materials and designs of buttons, they can keep young kids riveted for ages. Here are 50+ amazing games to play with buttons, and activities to do with them!
50+ Button Games and Activities to do with your Preschooler
Make this felt button tree with some thread, felt, and colorful buttons and enjoy this fine motor skill activity.
Have fun with different sizes and shades of green buttons, and make a button caterpillar inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar book!
Do some fine motor work with this simple threading activity with feathers and buttons. Make a small work tray and let your child play!
Photocopy a few button arrangements, and make this reusable Button Bingo set. You can match buttons or use other small toys to play on these sheets.
Based on the book Pete the Cat and his four Groovy Buttons, you can make this fun subtraction Math game using dice and buttons. Free shirt template available too!
These felt color sorting busy bags are a fantastic craft to make with leftover felt, and it is great for small kids who love to sort and pack buttons.
Make a stunning button rainbow with a huge variety of shades and colors of buttons! A lovely fine motor activity which you can frame afterwards!
Make some beautiful button star ornaments, and have some fun learning a bit about sewing as you make them!
There’s something so interesting about playing on mirrors! Keep your little ones busy with this buttons and small objects mirror activity.
Make these cute felt button valentines hearts for a mum or dad, by following this cute craft activity. It’s a no sew activity using glue, so it is easy for little fingers.
Practice counting with this hands-on umbrella counting and color sorting button activity.
Make a stunning picture for a nursery or child’s room by following this DIY burlap button flower garden wall art activity. It’s a gorgeous crafty activity that will brighten any wall.
Make this cute button raindrops activity and decorate a beautiful umbrella picture with blue buttons.
For little ones learning to count, make this Ladybug roll and cover Math game.
This stunning colorful DIY felt button board will keep crafty little ones busy for hours. A lovely activity that you can reuse for some quiet time fun.
Try this fine motor activity making button flowers with board, glue and colorful buttons.
Your child can make these super cute Cat In The Hat sticks with cat face buttons, some red, white and black paint, some craft sticks and glue. A great fine motor skill activity!
Learn about counting and maths with this fun Dinosaur graphing activity for preschoolers. Roll the dice and move your dinosaur. It can also be played with counters or small toys.
Make this counting Christmas Tree busy bag and learn to count to 20 with colorful buttons. This learning activity comes with a free printable!
Learn to count to 12 by putting buttons on these cute Snowman Button counting cards, and match the number of buttons with the number on each snowman’s hat.
This preschool fine motor lacing canvas activity is a whole lot of sewing fun – use a lacing canvas and some lacing cords and colorful buttons to fill a canvas with color!
Use different shape containers and a tub full of different shaped buttons, and play a fun shape matching button game.
Use some cut out felt numbers and match the correct number of buttons with each number. A fun preschool button match activity to learn how to count in a hands-on way.
Make a stunning button moon collage with black paper and shiny different shaped and sized buttons. A lovely, strikingly beautiful activity for creative little ones.
These printable teddy bear button counting cards are a cute and fun way to learn how to count. Match the correct number of buttons with each number teddy and have fun while learning!
Practice some fine motor skills with this fun button bracelets craft. These make wonderful gifts as well as jewellery they can keep.
Try teaching your child the alphabet with this hands-on button letters activity. Using just a tub of buttons, some glue and a drawn letter, your child will have loads of fine motor skills gluing fun while learning letter shapes.
Make some cute play dough snowmen, and dress them up with colorful buttons!
Make some clever button stampers with different size buttons and corks!
Use colorful buttons and a die to play this fun roll and cover the shapes game.
Make a fridge magnet game with this magnetic button tic-tac-toe game.
Try this great fine motor skill ice cream pincer activity, and get good fine motor exercise while decorating your ice cream with tiny buttons!
Play with this mess-free color sorting sensory bag, and sort colored buttons into the correct color groups.
Get creative with this fun counting game and play mitten button counting as you learn to count!
Get great practice sorting shapes in this fun shapes sensory bin full of different shaped buttons.
Make this cute button gumball machine with easy to use crafts around your home and buttons!
Make this starfish ocean craft that’s as cute as a button! A lovely activity using loads of colorful buttons and some starfish cutouts.
Use some buttons and scrap material around your home to make these stunning Spring button flowers.
Make this stunningly creative button fish craft for kids, using tissue paper, googly eyes and buttons.
Make this awesome felt button busy bag using lots of different colors, and take this fun chain activity anywhere!
Set up this quiet bin for your preschooler and watch as they create gorgeous fall button trees using pipe cleaners and fall colored buttons.
Learn how to make these awesome button sorting colored cups, and your little one will play for ages sorting colors!
Your child will love this rainbow sensory bottle made with buttons and water or hair gel. Very fun to create and to look at after!
Get out your buttons and pipe cleaners for these very cute fine motor button snakes!
Try this fun button STEM activity challenge and see who can create the tallest tower made of buttons and play dough.
Paint an egg tray different shades and create this fun color sorting wheel for little ones to practice color sorting in! A lovely Montessori-inspired activity.
Set up this fine motor work station, and your child can practice zigzag and squiggle patterns using buttons.
Get some fun inspiration with these 3 Pete the Cat activities and have fun crafting with buttons, cornmeal, colored paper and lots more.
Practice sorting shapes with this fun button sorting activity.
Make this color sorting busy bag using buttons and jar lids, for hours of sorting fun.
Make this gorgeous colorful button jellyfish craft using ribbon, glue, board and some colorful buttons. A lovely craft for arty little ones.
Buttons can be used in so many fun, creative ways to make beautiful activities and crafts with your little ones. Share any button activities that are popular in your home, we would love to see what you get up to as well!