Monday, May 18, 2009

Button Button Who's Got The Button?

I do! I do! Just the right amount to put on a suede jacket. Hard to find 1930's, and 1940's deco buttons........

Did you ever play the game?.........

Basic concept

The children all stand (or sit) in a circle with their hands out, palms together. One child, called the leader or 'it', takes a button (usually provided by an adult) and goes around the circle, putting their hands in everybody elses's hands one by one. In one person's hands they drop the button, though continue to put their hands in the other's so that no one knows where the button is except for the giver and receiver.

The leader (or alternatively all the children in the circle depending on your preference) starts the other children guessing by saying, "Button, button, who's got the button?" before each child's guess. The child guessing replies with their choice eg: "Billy has the button!"

If you have the button, haven't been guessed yet, and it's your turn to guess, you choose someone else so that no one knows it's you.

Once the child with the button is finally guessed, that child is the one to distribute the button and start a new round.

Credit: Wikipedia


  1. Ma Soeur,
    You knew I would be the first to reply with a definite "YES"! That game was a favourite at birthday parties, and the other fun thing with buttons was the hand made toy of a button on a string, with its humming and stretching!

  2. The unexpected shopperMay 20, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    What you don't see in the picture of the Tender Buttons Shop is that 2 doors over is a beautiful park. While the ladies enjoyed their buttons, I took out the laptop and worked very effectively on a lovely day in a lovely place.

  3. Dear Unexpected Shopper,

    Actually, you were working in a lovely place by "Tinsel Trading". As I recall, in the "Tender Button" shop, you were sitting by the breezy open door amusing two adorable little children while their nanny sweated it out with Susy and I in the sweltering button aisle. You have to admit it was a learning experience. Who knew you'd be such a gracious shopping guy :) Thanks for your patience.