Buttons and Pipe Cleaners! AGES 2+

Threading with buttons is not only fabulous for developing essential fine-motor skills but can also be used as a way to introduce young children to a variety of mathematical concepts such as colors, patterns, shapes and counting.
 
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Here are some pictures of my kiddos doing this activity!  I love the conversation as they each explore the buttons for which one they will pick next.  You can see their fine motors are hard at work!
 

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