Idea number four is another activity that I will use in a task box. Again, super simple and easy to put together. Teacher Created Resources has a huge selection of stickers on their website. My students love farm animals, so I went with those.
I found these small containers at Dollar General and they were 3 for $1 and the ping pong balls came from the Dollar Tree. A pack of 8 for $1. These are great for creative ideas, but I wouldn't buy them to actually play ping pong with, they didn't seem very durable for that!
I bought the plastic containers in three different colors. You don't need three different colors for this activity, it was just a great deal so I bought all three colors they had. You DO need three containers for this activity though.
I'm sure this is pretty self-explanatory from looking at the picture, but I created a sorting activity. I picked three different stickers to use; the cow, the chick, and the pig. I labeled a container on the front and the bottom with a sticker. Then placed the stickers on the ping pong balls. Students look at the sticker on the ball and put it in the correct container. Voila- sorting by picture task box!
Because I bought three different colored containers it made the price of this one a little bit more. You could easily take $2.00 off the final cost by just using one color.
Containers: $3 (3/$1)
Ping pong balls: $2 ($1 for a pack of 8)
Now I'm going to go and write the part 5 of these post and schedule it for tomorrow, so I won't forget!