Task Boxes For Kindergarten

Looking for hands-on & interactive task boxes for kindergarten that builds independence, cooperation, fine motor, and stop you from making multiple trips to the copy machine? Absolutely! It’s all possible with the use of task boxes or morning bins for kindergarten! Keep reading for organization tips, teaching ideas, and a peek into the new task boxes bundle! Grab a free Counting Apples Morning Bin/Task Box below!

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Why use task boxes for kindergarten?

Task boxes are perfect for early elementary grades! These easy-to-differentiate, hands-on, and engaging activities are perfect for morning work, centers, early finishers, small groups, or extra practice.

Students are encouraged to work on tactile activities such as building with play dough, using linking cubes, snap blocks, legos, pom poms, scissors, and more! Say goodbye to worksheets and instead prep task boxes that can be used again and again!

The benefits are endless (just like this bundle!)

  • Hands-on & Engaging
  • Promote cooperation, independence, fine motor, and more
  • Open-ended practice
  • Encourage group and social interaction
  • Practice a huge range of skills in a FUN way
  • Can be changed out easily based on skill/need/month

Check out the complete bundle here!

How-To Organize Task Boxes in Your Classroom:

Prep task boxes ahead for the week or month in easy-to-store containers such as these pictured below:

Find the skills your students need to work on from the huge variety of activities included in the bundle. Just print, laminate (if needed), and gather materials into that bin.

Use the corresponding tax box labels for an even easier-to-find system. Students can gather their task boxes as they walk in for the day and get right to work! (After lots of modeling and practice, of course!)

Goodbye Morning Work-Hello Task Boxes!

Using task boxes for morning work is a great idea in kindergarten! This helps starts your day with cooperative learning that engages students. Plus it saves you from running to the copy machine every day printing worksheets!

The new task box bundle is organized by month for extra easy prep! Or by theme and skill, so you can pick what’s best for your students!

All of the activities are hands-on and cooperation based (no accountability pages to fill out)

The key is setting up the expectations for each task box, modeling how-to complete each task, how to properly use the materials, and allowing students to practice with guidance. This will take practice and time but so worth it!

Don’t be afraid to reteach and provide extra guidance for students that need it.

All About Task Boxes for Kindergarten

Each task box set includes printable directions that can be printed to stand like a tent! SO FUN! This helps students stay on task and reference the directions as needed.

Take a peek into the huge variety of activities included each month:
  • Play Dough Cards
  • Building Blocks
  • Counting Towers
  • Cutting Practice
  • Geo Boards
  • Uppercase Linking Letters
  • Linking Numbers
  • Pattern Block Pictures
  • Pom Pom Pictures
  • Popsicle Stick Pictures
  • Snap Blocks
  • Ten Frame Buses
  • Play Dough Pictures
  • Initial Sounds
  • Counting Cards
  • Cut and Punch
  • Draw Its
  • Shapes Pattern Strips
  • Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Match
  • & more!

These activities will vary from month to month and the skills will advance as your students are able to do more.

Don’t have one of the maniplatives needed? No worries. Replace pom-pom’s with circle chips or any other manipulatives you do have!

From literacy, math, fine motor, and more!

You will wonder how you ever taught without task boxes! Students won’t even realize they’re learning and setting up their day for success.

Free Morning Bin/Task Box

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Task boxes are really be used for any part of your day! Share how you’re using them in your classroom inside the Simply Kinder Teachers Facebook Group here or by tagging #Simplykinder on Instagram here!

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