We were able to make a variety of stocking tasks by removing pegs as needed. I found pictures off of Google or Amazon and copied and pasted into PowerPoint. I tried to figure out the size as closely as I could, printed in black and white, checked sizing first, and once it was correct I printed 7 color copies on card stock. And then handed it to our wonderful laminating lady at school. She's the best. Doesn't even ask why I'm printing 72 pictures of toothbrushes or gift cards :) But then I made sure to grab her and show her what we made!
After laminating it was as simple as cutting them out (you will definitely want a sliding cutter like this one, it's a lot of cutting) and putting a hole punch at the top. BOOM. Stocking task.
My students seemed to really enjoy this one. I would ask them if they wanted to work at CVS or Walgreens, and then told them their job was to stock toothbrushes!
This next task is a bit more challenging for students, since the brand is all the same and only the amount in the package and the colors change. This is when I learned that grabbing pictures off of Amazon worked so much better because I could search by brand and then grab related items.
I really like this gift card one because it can also work on logo / brand recognition! Also, I think students will be motivated to stock gift cards to places they know and recognize. Again, it was super easy to grab these images off of Amazon.
And here is the last one I created before leaving on summer break - stock the seed packets! I like how similar they look, but they also have different colors and pictures.
We didn't get to use them much this past school year since these were created in the last week or so, but I am really excited to offer this as another job skill for my students. And I have more peg boards, so will probably come up with more stocking tasks next school year!
You can download the pictures I used HERE from google drive. I printed about 7 sheets of each page, in order to have 7 of each item, but you could do whatever number sounds best to you!
Where do you think you could find peg boards if you don't have some randomly donated to you? I searched a little online, and you might be able to get them at Home Depot, or a similar home improvement store, and have them cut to the size you want. Would love to hear other suggestions!
Great idea from reader Lisa and blogger Jannike from A Special Ed Connection - use 3M command hooks with small white boards or something else you have laying around!
Then I got to thinking, command hooks on anything! Maybe even those foldable presentation boards.