Have the children each remove a sock from one of their feet. If they have dirty feet, wipe them down with a washcloth or baby wipes.
Encourage the children to pick up the buttons with their toes and drop them into the bowl.
Invite the children to count the buttons in the bowl after the buttons have all been picked up.
Have the children place the buttons out of the bowl as they count. They may try again to see if they can grab more in the time given.