Even though students are learning from home right now, it is important for them to still be working on using and generalizing their skills in their learning environment. Read on for 20 ideas for work tasks to target independence, life skills, fine motor skills, pre-vocational goals at home.
Math work tasks
- Sort coins by type of coin or value of the coin
- Label baggies with sums of money and have the student fill each bag with that amount of money. For example, put 2 dimes and a penny in the bag that says 21 cents.
- Use coupons to work on more vs less and sort by amount of money listed on the coupon
ELA & speech tasks
- Circle, underline or highlight letters, words and punctuation in newspaper articles
- Use photos of family members and friends to work on matching names to photos
- Sort by category using toys, pictures/words from ads, flyers or newspapers.
life skills tasks
- Match socks
- Folding washcloths and towels
- Sorting utensils
- Packaging snacks in baggies
- Use grocery ad pictures to sort by food groups
Fine Motor tasks
- Attach clothes pins onto a ruler or cardboard… add math in by attaching a specified amount of clothes pins to the ruler or cardboard.
- Use a medicine dropper to transfer water from one cup to another
- Put rubber bands around a can or cup… add in math by asking student to attach a given number or use different colored rubber bands and have him make a pattern.
Keep reading about fine motor task boxes here.
pre-vocational work tasks
- Fill salt and pepper shakers
- Stuff envelopes
- Wrap sets of utensils (fork, knife and spoon) in napkins for meal times
- Paperclip sets of items together
- Assemble nuts and bolts
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