Color Sorting Cups and Buttons to Sort

Curious Minds Busy Bags

$ 28.00 

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 This activity aids in recognizing 8 common colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black and pink)  and is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who love to lace or sort.

You get one pound (approx 96 buttons) of large plastic colorful buttons in a random assortment of colors and shapes. The buttons are large, 1 1/2" - 1 3/4". Children can simply lace the large variety of buttons on the lace, or they can sort or lace by color or button shape. Older children can create patterns with the colors and shapes. They can take it apart and do it again and again.  While they play they are strengthening their fine motor muscles while picking up and manipulating the buttons.

What is included in this set:

  • 8 color sorting cups.  Cups are 12oz cups. 4.25" x 3.25" Safe non-toxic polypropylene plastic #5 BPA free
  • Approx 96 large plastic buttons. (one pound)
  • 1 lace
What they are learning WHILE having fun:
- Hand/Eye coordination and spacial recognition. - Being able to line up the button holes and place them on the lace
- Fine motor - Practicing using fine motor pincer grasp in order to manipulate the buttons. Builds hand muscles and dexterity which are essential for a proper pencil grasp.
- Concentration. This activity utilizes several manipulatives for open-ended pretend play so it offers a great opportunity to sit and focus on a task before it is completed.


Color recognition is an important part of early childhood development and is often used in development milestone screening. Discerning between colors is one of the first ways that toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children begin to categorize and describe what they see in their world. Noticing subtle attributes, such as color or shape, is a building block to reading and math. For example, when your child notices the similarities and differences in shapes, such as a square and a rectangle, they using the same skills needed to recognize the differences between letters, number, and symbols.

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