In 1968, the Corduroy book was published and it since has become a classic that has delighted generations of readers. This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids team has come up with some super creative activities that correlate with the book. I’m sharing a hands-on button activity for learning your name.
If you are new to Virtual Book Club for Kids here is a little background. The Educators’ Spin On It, Toddler Approved and Rainy Day Mum has put together a wonderful line-up of great books to explore. Talented bloggers share activities to complement the books. You are invited to try out as many of the ideas that you feel would be a good fit for your kids.
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The Book: Corduroy
Corduroy is a teddy bear inside a large department store. When the shoppers leave for the day, Corduroy sets off on an adventure to find the missing button from his trousers. A night watchman finds him and returns him to a shelf. The next day, a little girl finds Corduroy and purchases him. Corduroy is delighted that he has a new friend and home.
Corduroy is just one of the many books on our big list of Bear Books for Kids.
Learning Your Name Button Activity
PREPARING THE BUTTON ACTIVITY
Materials Needed: FREE button printable (see below), hole punch, black permanent marker, and string
Print out enough of the button sheets so that you have enough buttons to match the number of letters in your child’s name. There are six buttons in six different colors on the sheet. Cut out each button and write one letter on each to match the letters in your child’s name. Using the hole punch, make a hole in each button.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE BUTTON PRINTABLE HERE
PLAYING WITH THE BUTTON ACTIVITY
This is a two part activity.
Hide each of the buttons around the house. Have your child find each letter button. Bring all the letters back to a central area and name each letter. Arrange the letters in order to spell the name.
To work on fine motor skills, thread the buttons in the correct order onto the string. You can tie the ends and create a button necklace.
Ok, now go off and explore!
Button Box ABC creations by Rainy Day Mum
Pre-Writing InspiredFun Inspired by Corduroy by Toddler Approved
Teddy Bear Button Counting Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Corduroy’s Button Sensory Bin & Fine Motor Fun by Preschool Powol Packets
Teddy Bear Picnic Dessert Idea by The Educators’ Spin On It
Button Stacking by Still Playing School
Button Hop – A Movement Game for Toddlers by Inspiration Laboratories
Colorful Friendship Bracelets by Mama Miss
Corduroy Math: Learning with Buttons by I Can Teach My Child
Teddy Bear Number Button Matching by 3 Dinosaurs
Building Corduroy Bear Activity from Sugar Spice and Glitter
Rebekah Gienapp says
Corduroy will always hold a very special place in my heart. Hiding the buttons would definitely increase my child’s interest in the activity!
Kim Vij says
Such a fun way to learn the letters in your name! Would be a fun letter matching or color matching game too. Off to go make some buttons.
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories says
I love the idea of hiding the button letters first!
Love this idea, Jodie!! So cute!