These adapted counting activities kids identify numbers 0-20 using recycled milk caps (or bottle lids). They’re great for kids in Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten or Special Education.
Milk Cap Counting Mats
If you’ve been collecting bottle tops from milk containers, you’re probably starting to wonder what you can do with them. This post contains some ideas for math activities using recycled milk lids or bottle caps.
- Adapted number books
- Adapted counting mats
The following number recognition activities include printable counters, counting mats and numbers.
Adapted Counting Activities
These adapted counting activities includes counting mats and printable milk cap numbers for 0-10 and 0-20. They’re great for teachers working with young children in Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten or Special Education. Using milk cap numbers is fun and tactile, plus it helps provide fine motor support – they’re much easier to grasp than tiny counters.
Preparation – Begin by printing and laminating the counting mats for added durability. Next cut out the milk cap numbers and attach Velcro sticky dots to them. Finally attach the other part of the sticky dot to the milk caps. You could also put the sticky dots directly on the mats if you don’t have milk caps available.
How do I use the adapted counting mats?
First choose a counting mat. Next count each object once as you count aloud. After that find the milk cap with the number that shows how many there are. Then place the milk cap on the mat.
I hope you find these milk cap learning activities helpful! My kids have loved using them and they’re a great low cost alternative to regular counters.
More Adapted Activities
If you’re teaching young children or children with special needs, you may find the following activities useful too.