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Sorting out the buttons blindfolded

Time: 5 min.
Recommended age: all ages
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: none
Material: Different size buttons and buttonholes

Game description

For this game, various buttons are required. They should be of different sizes. Preferably the button holes vary in size as well. The objective is, sorting through all the buttons and sorting them out by size using buttonholes. For example, you could have patches of fabric, one with four and one with three buttonholes. The objective is to sort all the buttons by their size which is not an easy thing to do if you cannot see anything. However, every child will develop its own technique. It will be interesting to find out who wins at the end.


You can do that in two ways. First, time each child and count how many buttons it can sort in a predetermined time. Or, secondly, give the child a certain time and count how many buttons it could sort correctly within this time. The points are all written down and summed up at the end. Who will earn the title of the Button King? The more different buttons you have available, the more difficult the game will be.

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