Who's got the Button
Summary: Button Button Who's Got the Button is the classic childrens game where someone hides a button in their hand and others have to guess who has it.
Ages: From 2 to 4
Recommended Number of Players:
Between 3 and 10
Luckily, only one button is needed for this game
No prior set up required
How to Play:
Gather the children into the circle with the birthday child in the center. Each child should hold their hands together with palms and fingers touching.
‘It’ or the child in the center holds his or her hands in the same way, but they are concealing the button in their hands. To make the exchange, ‘it’ walks around the circle gently putting her hands between the palm to palm hands of each player. Before the circle is completed, ‘it’ secretly drops the button into someone else’s hands by pulling her palms apart, just a little and letting the button fall into the palms of the other player’s hands.
With the circle complete and the exchange made it is important for each of the children to keep their palms together, remember they are keeping a secret.
The children say “Button, Button Who’s Got the Button?” If a child thinks they know they may add “Johnny has the button!” If they are correct in their guess they win and are now ‘it’ and the game starts again. If no one is able to guess then the child who has the button wins and becomes ‘it’.
Non-competitive, play until everyone has had a chance to hide the button.
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