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If you have purchased the "colored houses" task, the people were not included in our shipment to you.

We apologize for this error on our part and will send you the people that go with that task immediately.

Thank you,
Jeanette Richards, President
Hands On Tasks, Inc.

Looking for Task Boxes?
We have more than 400 from which to choose!

  • Classroom size pre-configured and pre-packaged BUNDLES and SUPER BUNDLES (up to 177 task boxes)

  • Smaller assortments and groupings focusing on a particular skill or ability level (10-67 task boxes)

  • Or purchase individually to meet specific needs>

Supply Chain Update

We are experiencing limited inventory on many items.

Processing time: 1-2 weeks
Fulfillment time: Please request a quote for a fulfillment time estimate.

  • Our Task Box products can help your district meet many of the requirements of the I.D.E.A.
  • Task Boxes come with everything you need:
    • no printing
    • no laminating
    • no cutting
  • Printed resources include:
    • rubric forms tailored to each task
    • instruction sheet (for the teacher)
    • task card (for the student)
  • Each task is designed for a particular ability level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), but can be easily modified and/or extended for flexibility.
  • Our Scaffolding Training Manual (free download) shows how our products are designed to work together to provide a smooth learning path from the simplest basic skill to the higher level vocational skills.
  • Basic Skills tasks focus on Fine Motor, Matching, Put-In/On, Sorting, and Stacking.
  • Pre-Vocational Skills tasks focus on Assembly, Job Training, and Packaging.
  • Transitional Skills tasks help students transition from the classroom to more independent functioning in the outside world.
  • Vocational Training Tasks (as opposed to Pre-Vocational) are larger scale products designed for multiple students or provide additional time on task for a single student.

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Our Products:

  • are "classroom ready"
  • provide instructional curriculum
  • support functional curriculum
  • promote independent work
  • utilize age appropriate materials
  • are Sole Source*
Sometimes referred to as "work boxes," "work tasks," "task boxes," or even "work task boxes," our Hands-On Tasks utilize the principles of structured teaching developed by TEACCH.

Spotlight on Fine Motor Skills!
This task is one of our newest fine motor tasks (FMT).

This intermediate level task will require several skills and concepts, primarily fine motor skills, but also including matching and assembly. The student will be working with four different thread sizes. The task requires the use of both hands (or assistance from a helper to hold the base). The nuts may be started by hand, but will require the wrench to turn the nut further. Extra nuts are included to replace those that tend to wear out over time. The wrench adjusts to the different sizes by operating the thumbscrew. The sturdy wood base includes rubber feet to increase stability. Students will probably use their dominant hand to operate the wrench, so one extension might be to have the student use their non-dominant hand.
Adjustable Wrench
Item#: FMT-311

Task Objective: Practice using an adjustable wrench to turn locking style nuts (requires more than finger strength)
Ability Level: Intermediate
Targeted Skills:  view

Adjustable Wrench
Choke HazardCHOKE HAZARD (1)
not intended for under 3 years
View Rubric(s): .pdf
Includes:  view
Avg. Time on Task: 15-25 min.
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