Thursday, April 10, 2014

Activity Boxes, Does It Ever End?

 I think I might possibly be addicted to creating activity boxes.  I am currently up to 36, I know I need to stop but each skill is so important! Here is some pictures of some new ones I have added.  This is another money element.  There are 24 laminated cards each with a dollar denomination up to $1.00.  The kids just need to set the right amount of money on the card matching the amount owed.
Here is a duplicate of the PAES box I used to have access to at my old site.  The kids first have to sort the utensils than take one of each and fold and roll them into the napkins. I was able to find the napkins from a restaurant supply company.
Here is a wrapping present activity.  I have been sitting with the kids while they do this activity as it seems very difficult for them.  I am hoping with time they get better and may be able to do it independently. If anyone has any tips, I would love them!

I found these cute shape links on ebay and bought three sets for about $9 which included shipping.  It took almost a month to get them as I didn't realize I was ordering from Taiwan! I glued one shape in the bottom of each cup.  They can either sort by color or shape.

Here is an activity I purchased from Autism Educators on TPT.  Basically, the students have to match the dvd to the correct dvd case. First you will need to print, laminate, and cut out all the pieces. Then bind your book (not necessary) and add Velcro dots to the pages so they can stick the cd's and the covers to the page.  There are 18 matching pages in total.  I have only had two kids from other classes work on it and they did a great job!  I am absolutely loving this activity!! You can find her activity here - 


  1. I share your obsession... I'm up to 52 boxes! :-)

  2. Instead of teaching them to wrap presents, why not teach them to arrange items in a gift bag and stuff with colored tissue paper (in a nice way)? Just as acceptable a way to present a gift, but much more "doable" for some folks.

  3. Kevin, I completely agree and will be adding that to my box! Thanks

  4. Great share! I plan to count my work boxes this summer and see how bad my obsession is! I love autism educators as well. they have awesome resources!

  5. Why am I just now seeing this post!?! I LOVE these. I am so obsessed with work boxes, I have over 100!!! Can't wait to make a couple of these.

    1. Over a hundred!!!! I thought I was crazy with 50, lol.