I literally can NOT stop making workboxes… and am starting to wonder what my room will look like in 20 years… but my kids will have AWESOME resources, so that’s all that matters! 🙂
The workbasket I am sharing this week is a simple one, mostly made of materials I found in my classroom. The total cost for this workbox was $3.00- and I might have bought a new pair of sneakers just for the awesome box they came in ( or at least that’s what I’m telling Michael 🙂 )The small containers were in 5 packs for $1.00 at The Dollar Tree, and the extra large tweezers were from the Target Dollar Spot. I decided to make this a color matching/identification as well as a counting and fine motor task ( can’t you see why I LOVE workboxes), so versatile!
The numbers written on each container cover represent the number of pom poms for each container. I also glued matching color felt in the bottom of the container to make matching easier for my lower learners. (see below!)
Depending on the student, this could be just a color sorting activity (remove covers). You could also only give the student 2, 3, if 4 colors if a field of 10 is just too much. I started my lower level learners with only 2 colors- especially since the tweezers are a new skill that is challenging- but who doesn’t love a little challenge 🙂