Here’s one of the many tasks we use for our work boxes…
It has all of the elements of my favorite kind of task – simple to make, visually appealing, and targets both preschool concepts and fine motor skills.
I made this by using a paint marker to write letters, numbers, etc. on an old CD. Then I put a matching symbol on a clothespin for the kids to match. You could certainly use it for something different than matching. For example, you could do ‘fill in the missing number/letter’ to work on sequencing. The one you see pictured requires the kids to match numbers 1-8 and 8 different shapes – circle, square, triangle, moon, diamond, star, oval, and rectangle. We have been using one with letter matching for a few months and all of my kids are motivated by that task so I’ve created another with numbers/shapes.
I cannot remember where I got this idea but I know it was not mine. I saw it online or in a book a couple of years ago. If you were the one who came up with it – please let me know and I’ll give you credit! It was some clever person’s idea!