One of the most basic types of tasksboxes is the Put-In Taskboxes that provide students with multiple opportunities for practicing fine motor skills. These tasks can vary in difficulty depending on the size of the objects and opening in the container. Many taskboxes can be made simply with common household and office supplies. The Target dollar bins and Dollar Tree also offer affordable materials for easy taskbox assembly. In the Miami Valley, many teachers volunteer at Crayons for Classrooms or attend the Montgomery County Material Reuse Facility's Teacher Shopping Days.
|Buttons put in bank|
|Large checkers put in beef jerky tube with slit opening.|
|Checkers pushed through toddler snack container lid|
|Clothespins pushed through coffee can lid|
|Velcro'd blocks taken off side of coffee can and put in top|
|Pegs put in container lid with round opening|
|Various sized straws put in cup with straw hole|
|Wooden beads taken off pipe cleaner and put in container|
|Small plastic beads taken off pipe cleaner and put in box|
|Plastic lids pushed through wipes container lid|
|Velcro'd counting bears pushed through plastic lid with X cut|
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