I bought a plastic container of multi-colored buttons from Michael's Craft Store for $5. (I was actually using them as part of a reward program for the kids but that is on hold right now as they lost interest. Or I lost interest. Whatever)
I then found 8 plastic containers, which just happened to be my old Medela storage bottles! I then drop one of each colored button into each of the bottles. Finally, I spread handfuls of buttons in front of the kids and they go to town, sorting the buttons into each of the bottles by color.
During the sort, I ask them questions like "Can you think of something else that is blue?" or "Can you find me the button that is the color of the sun?" I am telling you...they love it!
|Emma sorting the buttons|
|Buttons in a jar|
|My little organized button sorters|
|Josh sorting buttons|