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Button Button - Who’s Got the Button?

A fun game for kids ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 years old that uses a large button or another similar size object to play.  Game instruction on how to set up and play this fun classic children's game.


Orange button for the Button Button Who's Got the Button game


What you need to play
Button (or another small object such as a penny)



Object of the Game
To find out who has the button that is being passed around the circle of players.



Set up the game
Children stand or sit in a circle with their hands in front of them - palms together. The leader (or “it”) takes the button and goes around the circle to every child placing their hands inside the children’s hands. In one of the child’s hands they drop the button - but continue around the circle so that no one knows who has the button - except for “it” and the button holder.



How To Play Button Button Who's Got The Button


Play: “It” or the leader starts around the circle and asks “Button, button - who has the button?” The child guessing replies “ ______ has the button!” If the child is right they become “it”. If the guess is wrong the next child in the circle gets to guess. ** If you have the button and it’s your turn to guess you have to guess another child so no one will know who has the button.



Children stand or sit in a circle and pass the button behind their backs. The button stops randomly. “It” tries to guess where the button stopped and if they guess right they take that spot in the circle and the person with the button becomes the new “it”.


After the button has been passed around “it” asked questions (similar to the game twenty questions) to find out who has the button.

Warnings: For children ages 3 and younger use a larger object that doesn’t pose a choking hazard.