For the occasion, we got out our box of buttons. I grabbed a handful and W estimated, (At first, he said 1,299, then he changed his guess to 60) then counted (63).
W matched buttons, sorted by color and size then compared and made a rainbow. B REALLY wanted (to eat) the buttons, but when I put some in a closed baggie for him to explore, he wasn't interested. He did get to practice his buttoning skills (as did W) on a doll, though.
For craft, we glued buttons on a toilet paper roll to make Indian corn (I was just going to have him glue the buttons onto a corn coloring page, until I saw this. The tissue paper can be removed to use as a napkin holder!)Lunch was buttons, too! Here's his sandwich...some raisins made his applesauce a button, too!Our festivities ended with some rousing games of roll and count (to work on our number dot recognition, and use our new dice)!
Hope your National holiday was as fun as ours!