Quiet Book Ideas – Button Fishes Quiet Book Template

Preview:  One of the most popular quiet book templates is buttoning activity to practice everyday life skills. In this post you will find free template to make it yourself.

Let’s learn buttoning skills!

Button Fishes Page –  Quiet Book for toddlers with Free Template

Button fishes are simple to make and it is possible to make little fishes and grass no sew.  But you will have to sew buttons and if yo need help with that just google. It is easy and quick project

You will need:

Print out  Button Fishes Quiet Book Page Template and cut 8 fishes in total, be sure to make two pieces of the same colour.

Glue or sew two fishes of same colour and cut button-hole in the middle, depending of your button size.

You can also make fishes in one layer but I would not recommend that if you work with standard 3 mm thick felt sheets. Under constant pressure and button off it may tear very quickly. That is why two layers make sense.

Cut sea grass and glue or sew it on your quiet book page. Sew buttons securely on your page and play can begin.

Felt fishes for Button Quiet Book page

Related: Everything You Need To Know About Quiet Books And How To Make One

Add more skills and activities:

  • match button and fish colours and your toddler will be able to play by matching colors
  • use different size buttons which is great to practice motor skills practicing first with big and then with small holes
  • for teaching numbers and counting you may place numbers on fishes, made of felt or with permanent marker
  • make fishes in different sizes and task for your kid can be sort them from small to big which will  help them understand sizes and teach them basic mathematical concepts
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Toddlers love tasks as it gives them a great sense of achievement when they complete a given task.  For more quiet book sewing patterns visit my Etsy Shop.


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Button fishes quiet book page for toddlers to practice buttoning skills. Click fro free pattern download

Lily Zunic

I believe every person is creative and every craft project is beautiful when you create for the journey of your heart.


  1. Sharon Johnson | 25th Aug 18

    Was interested in the instructions for putting the quiet book pages in a ring binder. Your instructions use only two rings and I went on amazon to find a 2 ring binder and there doesn’t seem to be one that matches the placement of the holes in your instructions. Where do you get a two ring binder to fit the pages you made.

    • Lily Zunic | 26th Aug 18

      Hi Sharon, I make my own fabric ring binder for a quiet book. At this moment I’m working on a posting that tutorial to show how it can be done. If you would like purchase office binder than I suggest you order one, measure size and hole placement and make holes in your pages that matches that specific binder. Hope that helps.

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