Instead of numbers write the color word on the bottles. Sort pom-poms by color. Empty each bottle and count the pom-poms. Then record how many pom-poms were in each bottle. Add the two colors together for addition practice.
Popsicle sticks are also known as craft sticks, and they are fun to work with. Instead of throwing away your Popsicle sticks after eating ice cream or other frozen treats, recycle them in a variety of craft projects.