Interactive books are so fun to do, since they’re so easy to translate to storytime. “Don’t Push the Button” is one of my favorites, and I usually bring it out at least once a semester. I usually don’t like doing crafts after storytime, so I try to find alternatives for activities we can do after storytime. So an button obstacle course is a great way to move around, read instructions, and just have fun!
So before my story, I just hung up my signs around the library, making it sort of like a scavenger hunt. Kids and their adults just go up to each one after storytime, push the button, and then do whatever it says. Simple, and it works on some reading and following instructions.
Have fun! This activity would also work with “The Button Book” by Sally Nicholls, which is also a great interactive picture book.
You can download a FREE copy of this activity here. Thanks to author Bill Cotter for allowing me to distribute this resource for free.