With everything going on right now, a lot of you have reached out to ask me about task boxes to make at home. Whether you’re a parent, family member, care giver – or an education professional. Maybe you want to send home ideas for your families to make these for their children. If so, I hope you’ll find this list helpful. I’ve even put them into categories for you.
Right now, schools all around the world are closing. And for many of us, it’s a very frightening time. We don’t know how long our school will be closed – or maybe it hasn’t closed yet. And you’re just waiting to find out if – or when – it will close. For some of us, that has been a quick last minute decision without much time to prep.
- Matching identical socks.
- Sorting cutlery.
- Buttoning up pieces of cloth.
Fine Motor Skills
- Hole punching paper.
- Threading beads.
- Cutting over lines.
- Making shapes out of play dough.
- Placing clothing pegs onto lines on paper/card.
- Copy pictures to build Mr Potato Head.
- Putting nuts onto bolts.
- Placing buttons into slits in containers. Great for big/small sorting too and different shapes.
- Clipping clothing pegs onto matching colours – you can use paint swatch testers in DIY stores.
- Matching colour keys to locks.
- Sorting colour pom-poms.
- Matching suits in a set of playing cards.
- 2D shape print outs – and then find the same 2D shape in the environment around them.
- Use play dough to form different shapes.
- Use play dough to form different numbers.
- Put numbers onto blocks. Have students use them for counting forwards/backwards and ordering numbers.
- Play dough and number stamps. Students use the number stamps to form numbers in play dough.
- Cut up pictures and place onto duplo blocks. Students build the blocks to create the picture.
- Writing name.
- Spelling with magnetic letters.
- Put letters onto blocks for students to use. They can order the alphabet, spell words etc.
- Use play dough to form different letters.
- Play dough and letter stamps. Students use the letter stamps to make letters or form words in the play dough.
- Magnetic v non-magnetic sorting. Have a large magnet and give student/child different objects to see if they are magnetic or not.
- Sort hot and cold weather clothes.
- Take temperature on the thermometer each day.
I hope you found this list of task boxes helpful. If you have any extra ideas that we can add to this list, please leave a comment down below. Please feel free to share this post with your friends and colleagues on social media.
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