Button Worm & Apples


Button Worm & Apples Fine Motor Activity

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

Button Worm and Apple Fine Motor Activity

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.

Button Worm & Apples Fine Motor Activity

I originally made this for our Apple tot school unit and it didn’t see much action.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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11 thoughts on “Button Worm & Apples”

  1. Kirstylee says:

    What a great idea to use apple shapes rather than just circles or square pieces of felt. Now I’m thinking it would be fun to make a button snake that goes along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar with all of the food from that book. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Samantha says:

      Thanks! I was thinking the same thing!

  2. Bet says:

    What a cute idea!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again later today =)

    Have a GREAT weekend,

  3. Somehow I always assumed these were more difficult to make, but it sounds really easy (even for a non-sewer like me!)

  4. Ashley Moore says:

    What a cute activity for the fall!

  5. Victoria says:

    So cute! I’ve been looking for some fun fine motor skills activities for my youngest! Thanks 🙂

  6. Jill says:

    This is an adorable idea for a fall activity!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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