We may be the class that wears our carpet squares on our heads on a regular basis, but I'm determined to use this small piece of our day to help reinforce name and/or symbol recognition! I found these round (very patriotic) placemats at the Dollar Store and scooped them up as carpet CIRCLES!
I decided to simply hand stitch these round milk filter circles directly to the round placemats (took me about 1/2 hour to do six carpet circles)! I added a stitch in the middle of each circle to help keep it stable as the children sit on it!
(A follow up: We have used these for 2 days now and the children haven't once put them on their heads! They also are holding up wonderfully! And the best thing is that two children have pointed to their own name and said "mine"!)