The Button Worm & Apples is my thematic twist on the good ol’ button snake! They are simple to make and great for practicing fine motor skills! They are also a great activity for a busy bag! You just need:
- green ribbon
- two buttons
- red felt to cut some apple shapes
- needle and thread or glue to attach the buttons
A button worm or snake is simple to make. All you need to do is sew or hot glue two buttons on both ends of a short length of green ribbon. Then cut out apple shapes from red felt and cut a slit in the middle to thread the buttons through.
I originally made this for our Apple tot school unit and it didn’t see much action. At age 2, my son did not have the fine motor skills or coordination to be able to do this activity. Honestly, Caden’s fine motor skills have just now improved enough to be able to easily do this activity at age 4.
Please remember to follow your child’s lead. If they are getting frustrated with this activity, put it away and try again next year. The beauty of this activity is that it will last many years and through multiple children.
Check out this version of Button Worm and Apples Name Activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
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