It is time for me to show you 3 easy to make task boxes! Let’s get down to business.
Must Have Supplies
When gathering supplies to make easy task boxes, start saving all the things you usually throw away. I am talking, coffee creamer bottles, shoe boxes, yogurt containers, empty paper towel rolls, and more!
Next, these are some must have supplies I keep on hand for making easy task boxes:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Xacto Knife
- Super Glue
- Duck Tape – any color
- Craft Mat
- Check out this post of other must have sped items
Fine Motor Coins Task Box
First, I use an empty and cleaned coffee creamer bottle, Velcro dots, and pennies. Next, I stick the pennies to the bottle using the Velcro dots. In addition, I place the completed bottle in a Sterilite container for easy task box storage.
Easiest task box ever!
Fine Motor Sort Task Box
A second easy to make task box is a sorting task box.
Materials needed to make this task box:
- Paper towel tube (cut in half)
- Plastic Cup
- Duck Tape
- Xacto knife
- Hot Glue Gun
- Pom Pom Balls
- Extra piece of cardboard or card stock
- Optional: Tongs
First, trace your paper towel tube and cup on the box. Next, cut out those holes using an Xacto knife.
Third, cover the box in duck tape and cut out the duck tape to open up and expose the holes. Next, you need to slit the tape where the box naturally opens to make sure the box can continue to open.
Then, using a hot glue gun, put a layer of hot glue on the inside of one of your holes and stick one half of the paper towel tube inside. Continue the same with the other half of the paper towel tube and the plastic cup and insert into the appropriate holes. Now, hot glue one pom pom ball and one button on each of the tubes to label each tube.
Finally, open up the box and hot glue a piece of cardboard separating the two tubes on the inside of the box. This is how you will check to see if your students are doing the task box correctly.
An optional step to make this easy task box more challenging is to have your students use tongs.
Color Match Task Box
First, locate an image using Google search, print, and laminate that image. Next, use super glue to glue the image to the box.
Then, using Duck Tape, tape around the whole box.
Next, take a marker and mark lines on the box to indicate where to make cuts with an Xacto knife (my favorite is affiliate linked here).
Last, using an Xacto knife, cut in to each line you drew on the box.
Finally, when the box is completed, you can put the sticks in a bag or in a separate container. Kids have so much fun with this one!
Start Building Your System
You can start creating your own tax box system completely free using the Simply Free Library. There are 100s of free materials that would be perfect for building your easy task box system.
If you would like more ideas check out this blog post for inspo!
Happy task box making!