"Vending Machine" Sorting Work Task

Don't you just love when you can get your students excited to work? :) My students were begging if they could do this task!
I made this task at the end of the year and my students loved it! Seriously, my students who never want to work, would work on this task. I got this small container from Wal-mart in the fishing department and taped in the pictures that you see above. I then laminated a couple of sheets of the pictures which then I cut out to go into each section.Students then sort the pop and the chips. It's really just a simple sorting activity, but is more fun because, let's be honest, everything is more fun with food! Plus, it actually takes a decent amount of time to complete, but it holds their focus.

Download the images that I used here so that you can make your own! And hope your wal-mart also has this same box in their fishing section :)

10 comments :

  1. Thanks for the freebie! Where did you get this container?
    Kate
    Fun in ECSE

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    1. I got it at Wal-mart in the fishing section, go figure!

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  2. Love it! Starting a high school life skills class in the fall. Need all the inspiration I can find.

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    1. Wonderful! I'd love to hear more about your class and your great ideas when you find them/come up with them! :)

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  3. Yes I love this idea too. Also I would like to know where you got your container.

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    1. It's from the fishing section at Wal-mart

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    2. Thanks!! Looks like all the times I've walked through the fishing section with my boyfriend could pay off for once. I will be on the look out.

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  4. This has been a favorite of ours since I made it a few years ago. I used a fishing box with more compartments and even has a longer slot to make a math activity out of it as well.

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  5. I love this idea, but I was interested in making the printed items a bit larger (more realistic). I understand they won't all fit on the same page, but do you have any suggestions? You really go above and beyond with the task items you create! They are all fabulous! Thank you for any help you can provide.
    Marla

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    1. You could always try to print poster size, and spread the images across multiple pages. It's an option when printing from Adobe reader. Or you could grab images and resize them to whatever size you need!

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