Grade: Elementary
Subject: Literature

#1982. Button Sort: Literature Extension

Literature, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Oct 17 17:43:40 PDT 2000 by Ann Tillotson (
Wells Elementary, Wells, Maine
Materials Required: Story Frog and Toad:The Button, baggies of buttons to sort, sorting mat
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Concepts Taught: Attributes

Objective: Attributes - Sorting by color, size, how many holes
Read story Frog and Toad: The Lost Button
This story is excellent as frog and toad search for a very specific button. Attributes of each button they find
is described.
Then give small groups of children a baggie of buttons - 15 to 20 buttons. They then sort them to attribute they choose.
I usually ask them to sort three different ways.