Teach your students to follow instructions and directions while working on visual memory, visual discrimination, sequencing and motor planning at the same time! This set works on so many skills at once!
Often times our students with special needs have a difficult time following verbal directions. This set lets your students work on a variety of skills while allowing them to meet success by providing them with the visuals they need to complete tasks independently!
20 Taco Pattern / Sequencing Cards
Clear photographs of taco parts (tortilla, beans, rice, meat, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, etc.)
Each pattern/sequencing card shows a completed taco (tortilla, beans/ meat + add-ons)
Taco Pattern/ Sequencing Cards range from 5 - 9 pieces.
6 Game Ideas for partner/ whole class instruction.
Fast Food - Have your students challenge each other to see who can make a taco the fastest! Give each student a stack of (3-5 cards) and see who can complete the order the fastest! My students love to turn this into a whole class challenge with the winners facing off.
Great way to incorporate work training into the classroom!
The Regular - Give your students one card at a time to memorize. They have to turn it over and build it without looking at the card.
Picky Eater - Partner up. One student is given the card, and the other student stands a few feet away throwing the ingredients at their partner. The person making the sandwich is to only catch the necessary ingredients to make the taco and assemble it. Once each taco is completed students trade off who's throwing and who’s assembling.
I generally make this into a competition and give each team 3-5 tacos to complete.
Where is it? - Teams or individual players race to make their taco, but they have the extra challenge of having to find the ingredients that have been hidden around the room.
I love having my other students hide the ingredients and tell their classmates if they’re getting hot or cold.
It’s in the bag - Throw all of the taco pieces into a bag and have your students grab the ingredients without looking based on their size/ shape.
It’s All in the Team - Break your class into teams of 2-3 kids and have them complete to see who can properly assessable their tacos first. (5-7 cards per team)
Use the cards at an independent workstation or turn it into a partner/ whole class activity by using the game options.
Individual Task Bin:
If your student is overwhelmed by the larger taco combinations- teach them to cover everything on the card above the layer they are currently working, moving it up with each piece they add.
Visual Perceptual Work:
Build a taco using one of the cards then set out a few cards below it. Have your student determine which taco you built.
This could also be a partner work where one student is working on completing the task and the other student is only working on the visual perceptual piece.
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