Sorting Coloured Buttons

BY ON Dec 4, 2015
Sorting buttons by size - great fine motor and measurement activity

Sorting Coloured Christmas Buttons is an easy activity to set up which promotes colour recognition, measurement and classifying skills. These colourful buttons are so inviting and kids will enjoy sorting and matching them according to colour and size.

 

This activity can be done using regular buttons. With Christmas being just around the corner we were motivated in using Christmas coloured buttons. This is one example of this type of measurement and colour recognition activity.

 

What you will need?

Sorting coloured buttons - coloured recognition activity

You will need an assortment of coloured and size Christmas buttons. These are available in our online shop but you can also pick them up in your locate or craft store. You will also need 3 glass jars or containers.

 

Please click here to download the labels for this activity: Big Medium Small Labels

  • Place the coloured labels on one side of the jars and the big, medium and small labels on the other side of the jars.

 

Sorting button by size - measurement activity

We were able source 3 different size glass jars which made it perfect for the sorting and representing size. You will find that the printable labels are also in font sizes to represent big, medium and small.

 

Let’s Play

Sorting buttons by colour - colour recognition activity for kids.  Free printable labels

Some Ideas:

  • Sort the buttons by size. Talk about each button, which one is biggest and smallest? Encourage language such as, “this button is bigger than this one”.
  • Sort the buttons by colour. Discuss the different shades of red, green and white. Are there any buttons that do not belong?
  • Talk about which jar has the most buttons in it. Before starting, predict which colour buttons will be there be most of.

 

Let’s Learn

measurement activity - big medium and small sort

Learning Opportunities

  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Concentration
  • Language development – describing the buttons and bigger, smaller, etc.
  • Mathematics – measurement, comparing size.
  • Colour recognition
  • Problem solving skills – comparing the differences and sorting them accordingly.

 

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Click here for more CHRISTMAS activities & play ideas

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Available in our online shop:

Please click on the product names to view full product details.

 

The Ultimate Christmas Printable Activity Pack

Basic Buttons Christmas 600g

The Ultimate Christmas Printable Activity Pack - 100 pages, over 20 reusable activities, worksheets, games, templates and so much more by Learning 4 KidsBasic Buttons Christmas 600g

 

 

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2 Responses to “Sorting Coloured Buttons”

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