Number Button Sensory Bin

Numbers are always fun to learn with. This number button sensory bin is a way to put two activities together. It is fun to look for the number and a great sensory activity as well. We just love using buttons at our house for hands on activities. My youngest has been working on her numbers every day.

Number Button Sensory Bin

This is an activity that can be put together in a short amount of time. It took me less than 5 minutes to put it together. I keep a bag of buttons around just so we have something to play with any any point and time. We keep sensory bins around for a week or more so they have lots of time to do free play in the bin. They can create a lot of activities just on their own.

What you need: random buttons, Favorite Findings 3-1/2-Ounce Big Bag of Buttons, Numbers, cup, and 1 to 20 number playdough mat (can be found in the Coloring Section).

Number Button Sensory Bin

Mary got to look through the bin and play for a bit. This was to see what she would find in it. It also gave her a chance to run her hands through the different types of buttons. You have a lot of shapes in with the numbers.

Number Button Sensory Bin

She collected the same of one of the number buttons. I asked her what number she had. She would tell me the number. She repeated this a few times.

Number Button Sensory Bin

She was given the playdough mat for number 1. She started looking for number one buttons. She placed the number 1 buttons on the number 1 playdough mat.

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Mary then counted out the number of buttons we needed and placed them on the current number playdough mat.

Number Button Sensory Bin

Mary repeated this same activity for 2 other numbers. She had lots of fun filling in the number with the number buttons and counting the round buttons for the playdough mat.

Number Button Sensory Bin
Number Button Sensory Bin

Here are some other number activities and printables:

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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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16 Responses to Number Button Sensory Bin

  1. What great ways to use buttons! We love to play with them at my house.

  2. Shelly says:

    Loved it. Both my kids love having buttons / beads sensory bins but I never linked them with numbers before.

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  4. Sugar Aunts says:

    Oh, I LOVE this! Combining sensory with fine motor…add in the line awareness of the number forms, learning numbers, colors…This is perfect!! Would love to invite you to our Share It Saturday link party. We have lots of great ideas submitted and yours would fit right in! http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/01/share-it-saturday-1-19-13and-love-this.html
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

  5. Debs says:

    Hi there, great post! Sensory with added learning is always a plus for me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it on Tuesday Tots. I’ve featured it on this week’s TT. If you’d like to see it, it’s here http://www.learnwithplayathome.com/2013/01/sensory-play-ideas.html# Look forward to seeing what you link up this week 🙂

  6. Karyn says:

    Love this! What a cute idea. I am pinning this to the Share It Saturday Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots this week! I am featuring your post in my round-up this week on In Lieu of Preschool: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/2013/01/7-must-see-sensory-bins.html. Please feel free to stop by to grab a featured badge for your post! Off to pin now. Thanks again for linking up!! ~Genny

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