Learning With Buttons – Pete the Cat

Pete the cat is a favorite at our house. We love doing activities with the books. For this months Virtual Book Club we picked Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. This is such a fun book to read. It is full of math and counting. It is a great book to introduce some subtraction.

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This is such a fun book to read. You never know what you can learn from it. I am always looking for new ways to explore each and every book. These are just a few things we did.

What you need for this activity: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, button cuts made with double embossed button, white paper, crayons, circle dot marker page and glue.

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I love taking objects and using them to match up with books. It is a fun way to learn and interact with the book as you read. Since we have read this book I can’t count how many times the first activity we did was a hands on reading activity. We took the button cut outs and use them to match up to the buttons on the page. We did the counting and the math with them. It was a fun hands on learning. As each button flew off she would trace the lines on the page with her finger.

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After reading the book we stored out some of the different colors of buttons: yellow, blue, green and red. We counted each up to 4 like in the book. We also did some activities where we took buttons away and picked which set of buttons had the most. It was great for comparing bigger and smaller amounts.

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The book describes that a button is round. We talked about what shape is round. She said circle. We glued the button on the dot for the circle dot marker printable.

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The last activity we did with our buttons was make a fun button collage. This was fun and exciting to see what she would make. I love how it turned out.

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I hope you enjoyed all our Learning with button activities. To answer a question why use the double embossed button and not real button. The answer is that a lot of people tell me they can’t afford button for a classroom and the double embossed button is a fun way around that!

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Check out these other buttons activities:

This the third post of the Virtual Book Club for Kids for the 2014-2015 year! Be sure to check out all the other posts on the three books!

Check out all the Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes activities:

Check out all the Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes activities:

Check out all the Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons activities:

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I hope that you enjoy these activities!

If you are looking for explore more Eric Litwin books you can check out these ones:

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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11 Responses to Learning With Buttons – Pete the Cat

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  4. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says:

    We love Pete! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

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  6. Cool ideas. I love finding literary units to do. I will remember this one. Thanks for sharing!

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