Corduroy Book Activity – Sewing a Button

Are you enjoying literature week as much as I am?  I’ve shared some of my favorite books.  It looked Like Spilt Milk activity, The Magic Tree House, and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Today’s post visits an old favorite of mine.  I grew up reading Corduroy, and the book I read with my kids is the one my Dad read to me.  When our preschool was up and running we had a full lesson plan that revolved around this fun little guy.

This Corduroy book activity was perfect for a little fine motor practice while sitting under a tree. Pair it with Corduroy Letter Matching, and you’re all set.

corduroy book activity

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Corduroy is a sweet little bear who sits on the shelf of a department store.  When a little girl is about to buy him, her mother mentions a missing button…calling him used.  

Corduroy goes in search of a button, and the story unfolds to reveal his desire to find a home.  In the end, the little girl returns to bring Corduroy home.  

She quickly replaces the missing button.  It is no wonder this book has followed me from childhood.  The pictures are fun and detailed.  The story is sweet and leaves you with an all-over good feeling.

Corduroy Book Activity – Sewing a Button

what you need: felt ~ buttons ~ embroidery thread ~ needle

The needle I chose was an embroidery needle; I’ve used plastic needles before and ended up frustrated.  M and M had no problem using a real needle, and it gave us some practice in being responsible with sewing tools.

I demonstrated how to sew on a button and then stayed close by to help when they needed it.  Little M figured out pretty quickly how to keep the thread from coming off the needle.  I plan to bring this out again.  It is really a fun and relaxing way to practice fine motor skills and celebrate one of our most loved stories.

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Do you have a favorite from childhood that could come to life in your home?

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