Independent Work System Task Box Starter Kit for Preschool - Elementary

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PreK - 5th, Homeschool
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This is a kit to get you started setting up independent work or task box systems (also

sometimes called task boxes or structured work) for students with autism and

other students with special needs. This task box kit includes detailed instructions, pictures, the ability to add your own work system schedule visuals to backgrounds for schedules and reinforcement, and signs and supports to make independent work effective in your classroom.

Another kit has been developed for middle and high school students with more

age-appropriate visuals for the schedules. Click here if you teach older students.


An e-book (PDF) of directions for setting up independent work systems in your

classroom and resources for tasks you can include.

A sign for independent work area (5 backgrounds)

Schedule Visuals (all in 5 background choices except the color schedule)

-1 set of colored matching schedule pieces

-2 pages of matching animal visuals

-1 page each of color matching dinosaurs, pumpkins, and rockets

-1 page of sports visuals

-1 page of monster visuals

-1 page of blue shape visuals (match to same color or red shapes)

-1 page of red shape visuals (match to same color or blue shapes)

-1 page each of visuals for spring, summer, winter and fall

-Numbers 1-120 schedule pieces

-Uppercase letter schedule pieces (match identical or lowercase to uppercase)

-Lowercase letter schedule pieces (match identical or lowercase to uppercase)

-2 pages of common reinforcer or "whatʼs next" pictures

2 finished signs (that can be reproduced for as many stations as needed for the

finished area or finished box/bin (each in 5 backgrounds)

PDF (printable only) and Google Slides and PowerPoint™️ (editable) Master Task List & Mastery Tracking List

Illustrated social story about expectations for independent work with the ability to add your own pages

❼ Independent Work Reminders Poster / List & Reset Checklist

❽ Independent Work Data Sheets for 1, 2, 3, and 4 basket systems

List for other starter materials needed for work systems along with resources

for making tasks

➓ Links to a video and backgrounds for adding your own visuals to the system with

the same backgrounds

One of these kits can be used to set up multiple systems in one classroom. Please

buy multiple licenses if you want to use them in multiple classrooms.

⭐️⭐️If you are a member of the Special Educator Academy a basic edition of this kit is available after your trial membership is complete⭐️⭐️

Task boxes and work systems are useful in resource and self-contained classrooms. They re also an excellent tool to use for including children with special needs in the general education classroom. Parents can also use them at home to keep children

engaged in work and leisure activities

What Others Are Saying

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️...What a life saver! It was so simple to set up my work systems and I love the variety of ways to label them. One of my students can't wait to do independent work because he gets to see which animals he is going to do. Love it!–Charity B

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ...This has made creating an independent work system from scratch SO MUCH simpler. I was completely overwhelmed until I found this. Thank you so much for saving my sanity!- -Jaime D.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️...This is a must have if you have a task box system in your room. I like all of the different options for the symbols. If you are like me and want everything to look cohesive, this is well worth the money. –Shelby C.

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This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at

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