A Fun Button Game to Play With Your Child

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Looking for a free fun activity for your child? How about playing the Button Game? Kids enjoy it and it helps them with colours and motor skills too.

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You will need:

  • Selection of different coloured and sized buttons
  • Tray
  • Timer e.g. stop watch or kitchen timer


  1. Empty out all the buttons onto the tray.
  2. Take it in turns to match pairs of buttons by colour and/or size
  3. Each person gets a minute and at the end of the minute jot down how many pairs they matched.
  4. See if they can beat the best score or beat their own score next time round.
  5. You will be amazed at how competitive everyone gets!

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Did you play the Button Game? Tell us how you got on in the comments below.


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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.

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