I picked up a bag of colorful buttons at Wal-Mart last year, just knowing I’d find SOMETHING to do with them. Haven’t sewn a bit since them, but here’s the next best thing:
This time I just put one different colored button in each tin and let Noah sort them. I had seen some pre-printed labels for muffin tins for different basic activities, but then I realized they were charging for the downloads, so last night I made my own. To start with I traced around a cup onto construction paper and then cut out the circles. I also cut circles from white construction paper and wrote numbers 0 through 6 so we can do some counting activities. The muffin tins are another great way to practice basic skills.