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If you remember playing Go, Fish! when you were young, you might want to introduce a different version for your grandchildren, using buttons. Button-Red (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Supplies A range of buttons of various sizes, colors and shapes, that each have at least two so they can be paired One large container for the buttons that you cannot see through Small boxes that you cannot see through Instructions Have each of your grandchildren draw out 7 buttons from the no-see-through container and put them in their own no-see-through boxes Draw out your own seven buttons and put them in your own... (Read More ...)

This is a story about a girl who spills all the buttons in Grandma’s button box while Grandma is out taking her morning walk. Spanish metal button circa 1650-1675, 12mm diameter. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) She loves Grandma’s button box because Grandma tells a story about each button. There are buttons from Grandma’s wedding dress, her own baby sweater. Lost buttons that turned up in the doghouse, the fishbowl, the gerbil’s cage. Buttons from everyone in the family – Grandpa’s suspenders, her brother’s tuba recital. She and her brother and sister looked all over to find all the buttons... (Read More ...)

Sorting Buttons with just three holes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Materials  100 buttons of various shapes, colors, number of holes, sizes Paper Crayon, pen or marker Instructions  Draw three large circles on the paper Ask your grandchild to look at the buttons and pick out a way to sort them into the three large circles b some way the button could be described Start by suggesting that they sort them by color: light, colored, dark Ask them to think of another way to sort them. Another way might be by size: small, medium and large Another way to sort them might be by shape: round, square, odd... (Read More ...)