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Resources that are perfect in autism / spec ed settings or even mainstream settings. You can also find me and more of my resources at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teaching-Autism
Going to School Social Story
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Going to School Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with going to School. A lot of children struggle with understanding why they need to go to School, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are going it or what will happen. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to go to School, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ Today I am going to School. ♦ Children go to School to learn. ♦ School is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ♦ I do not have to go to School on a Saturday or Sunday. ♦ There’s no School in the summer! ♦ I get time off for Christmas, Easter and more too! ♦ Some children go on a bus to School. ♦ Some children walk to School. ♦ Some children go to School in a car. ♦ Some children ride a bicycle to School. ♦ I will say goodbye to my family in the morning before going to School. ♦ I will see them when I finish School later. ♦ My teacher will greet me with a big smile and hello! ♦ I will be in a classroom with lots of other children, desks and chairs. ♦ There will also be lots of books and fun toys for me to play with. ♦ Going to School means I will make lots of new friends! ♦ I can eat my lunch in the cafeteria. ♦ Or I can take a packed lunch from home with me. ♦ In School, I have to listen to the teacher. ♦ At the end of the day, I put all my items in my bag. ♦ I say goodbye to my friends and teacher. ♦ My family will be waiting for me when I finish School. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene
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Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene

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This Humpty Dumpty crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Humpty Dumpty - or Nursery Rhyme - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create the crime scene of Humpty Dumpty for students to investigate and work on, to try to figure out who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. This activity pack contains a variety of extra resources that can be used as add ons to extend your lesson/unit. Included in this pack is; ♦ Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene Pack Includes instructions and example pictures of how you can set up the crime scene. This pack contains 4 possible suspects - and you can choose who actually pushed Humpty Dumpty just by planting the corresponding clues. There is also a suspect information book which contains information on each of the suspects as well as a suspect check list for students to match their clues to the suspects. At the back is a wanted poster for students to fill in with the suspects details once they have worked out who is guilty of pushing Humpty off the wall. ♦ Comprehension Worksheets A variety of different worksheets that include the 'alibi' of the different characters. ♦ Create Your Own Story Students use the prompts to write their own version of Humpty Dumpty, what happened to him etc. ♦ Certificate A certificate - which you can edit in powerpoint/keynote to add images of your students and their names. The certificate is to congratulate them for solving the crime. ♦ Interviewing Suspects Students can take the place of the suspects and answer the questions that are written down, they can also write their own questions for the suspects and then either answer themselves, pass to other students to answer or have staff answer for them. ♦ Detective Write Up Report Students write up their findings from their investigation. ♦ Newspaper Article A newspaper article template for students to draw/write how the crime was solved, who the culprit was etc. ♦ Story Sequencing Puzzle A simple sequencing puzzle where students read the rhyme of Humpty Dumpty at the top then find the matching images and place them into the correct order on the jigsaw. This pack comes in spelling suitable for both i.e favourite/favorite. Check out how our crime scene went by visiting my blog http://www.teachingautism.co.uk/2017/11/who-pushed-humpty-dumpty-crime-scene.html
Going to Toilet Social Story
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Going to Toilet Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with going to the toilet. A lot of children struggle with going to the toilet, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand how to use a toilet. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to use the toilet, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. ★ Comes in boy and girl option. ★ Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included in boy book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ If I need to pee I can stand and urinate into the toilet. ♦ If I need to poo I can sit on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. Pages included in girl book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ And sit on the toilet. ♦ If I need to pee or poo, I should do it on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Sharing Social Story
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Sharing Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with sharing with others. A lot of children struggle with understanding the concept of sharing toys, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it or that they'll never get the toy back. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to share with others, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ I like to play with toys. ♦ Other children may like the same toys as me. ♦ I can share by giving them some of my toys or taking it in turns. ♦ Someone else may be playing with a toy I like. ♦ I can ask them if I can play with them. ♦ Or, I can ask if we can take it in turns. ♦ If I share with others, they’ll want to be my friend. ♦ Friends are kind and share with each other. ♦ If I take a toy off someone else, they may get upset. ♦ I may try and grab a toy off someone else. ♦ This will make my friends sad, and they won’t want to play with me. ♦ If someone takes a toy off me, I may get upset or angry. ♦ I should ask them to give me the toy back, and take turns instead. ♦ If I get angry, I should count and stay calm. ♦ When I share with others, I make new friends. ♦ My friends like to play with me when I share. ♦ My teacher can help me share with others if I find it hard. ♦ There are lots of fun things in class that I can play with! I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Autism Morning Work Book
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Autism Morning Work Book

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This activity includes a morning work book in two different difficulty levels and an editable PPT and Keynote file for you to create and add your own symbols/answers to be included with the easier option. A morning work book is a great way to encourage students to settle down and prepare them for the day ahead. It provides them with a consistent morning routine when used everyday and they know what to expect. This book will target some general day-to-day life skill questions that your students will hopefully begin to master with regular use. There are 3 different types of covers for the morning work books included for you to use as you wish. There are two difficulty levels included to differentiate for different student individual work levels. The harder work book is where students are able to write their answers - writing lines are provided. The easier work book is where students are able to place symbol cards into the boxes as their answers. ★ If students are not yet at this level please see my easier level good morning greeting book please click here ★ The pages included are; ♦ All About Me My name, my age, my eyes, my hair, my School, my teacher. ♦ My Family I live in, I live with, I have _ sister(s), I have _ brother(s), my family's names are. ♦ Where I Live My address is, the country I live in is. ♦ Today The day, the month, the season, the year, the date (harder book only for date). ♦ The Weather What is the weather like today? What should we wear? ♦ My Clothes What col clothes am I wearing today? The PDF first page is instructions on how to get the best use out of this book.
Emotions / Feelings Bingo Game
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Emotions / Feelings Bingo Game

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This activity contains a bingo game in the theme of Emotions / Feelings. There are 10 different bingo cards included in total, so this activity can be used in many different ways with your students. This activity is a great way to help students work on and understand different feelings and emotions. I recommend laminating each bingo board individually, cutting out the word cards individually and laminating them, this means that they will be stronger and longer lasting so it can be re-used throughout the year when needed.
CVC Word to Picture Matching
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CVC Word to Picture Matching

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The word to picture matching activities are a fantastic resource for any classroom, although especially with non-verbal students. It can help to encourage and promote reading and recognition of vocabulary related to the theme of CVC words. This resource is a great strategy to encourage students to read the words that they can see, but also to be able to understand that they can link the word to an actual image, Many students may learn to just read words but not understand the meaning behind them, this will help to work with students on working towards achieving this skill. Instructions on first page of how you can use this resource to it's best potential within your classroom. This resource will be great for group work, speech sessions, 1:1 activities. english/literacy sessions, vocabulary work and farm activities. CVC Words included are; ♦ a - car, cat, dam, ham, pan, wag ♦ e - bed, den, hen, net, pen, wet ♦ i - dig, fin, hit, lid, pig, pit ♦ o - dog, fox, hop, log, mop, top ♦ u - bun, cub, gum, hut, mud, sun Comes in col and b/w option for your preference. Contains 15 pages.
Autism Classroom Visuals, Working For Reward System
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Autism Classroom Visuals, Working For Reward System

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This is a great visual resource to help motivate and encourage students to complete their task(s) or work in order to gain tokens to receive their reward. Students collect a token for each task they complete/minute worked (you choose), once they have achieved all the tokens they get to have their choice activity. It is important for you to offer children the choice of what they want once they have finished their work so that they are motivated to achieve it at the end! This resource comes with two different options of each board (one with a yellow box for choice to go inside, one with black box). It also comes in 4 different difficulty levels. ♦ Level 1: 3 tokens then reward ♦ Level 2: 4 tokens then reward ♦ Level 3: 5 tokens then reward ♦ Level 4: 10 tokens then reward If you are unsure of what your student's level of working is, I would start at the bottom and use level 1 then build your way up, if you feel your student is capable of working a large amount before achieving their reward then use your professional opinion on where to start them. To put together; ♦ print out the board that you want to use ♦ laminate it and attach velcro bits in each box ♦ cut out and laminate the choice activities provided (or provide your own) and add velcro to the back of them so that they will stick to the box on the page ♦ cut out and laminate your choice of reward coupons (3 different options provided) and also velcro these. You're done! This is a great resource for encouraging students to work and also to improve how long they are able to work for or how many activities they can complete! This resource comes with some choice symbols, if you feel there is something that you desperately need please feel free to contact me through the 'Ask a question' tab as a request and I will try my best to add it. The symbols included so far are; ♦ ball pit ♦ blocks ♦ game (2 options) ♦ book ♦ bubbles ♦ car ♦ computer ♦ lego ♦ iPad ♦ music (2 options) ♦ outside ♦ playground ♦ puppets ♦ relax ♦ sand ♦ time out ♦ choice ♦ toys ♦ train ♦ walk ♦ trampoline ♦ water play.
Baby Animal Sentence Building Adapted Books
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Baby Animal Sentence Building Adapted Books

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This resource contains 42 different animals in a sentence building / adapted book theme. Students have to look at the image on the page and use the symbol to build an appropriate and matching sentence. Brilliant for building sentences with children who need symbols for prompts. Also great for non-verbal students. The symbols come on a separate page. I recommend laminating the pages with empty boxes and pictures on then binding into a book. Cut out the symbol boxes individually and laminate. You can either have these spread out on a board/table for students to choose from or stick them muddled up on the back of the page in front for students to choose from. Instructions are included on first page. This book contains real life photographs of baby animals.
Growth Mindset Quote Posters
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Growth Mindset Quote Posters

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This download consists of 36 different Growth Mindset posters. These are great to have on display around your classroom/work area to promote and encourage students working to have Growth Mindset. I highly recommend laminating each of the individual posters so that they will be stronger and longer lasting. These posters will provide you with a great opportunity to encourage Growth Mindset within your classroom / work room.
3D Shapes Sorting Pages
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3D Shapes Sorting Pages

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This resource contains 6 different 3D Shape pages for students to match different regular objects to the matching shapes. Shapes included are: ♦ Cone ♦ Cube ♦ Cylinder ♦ Pyramid ♦ Sphere ♦ Triangular Prism Some shapes come with 9 shape images to match, others come with fewer - ranging between 6-9. You can either use this as a re-usable activity where you laminate it all and use velcro or it can be used as a worksheet for students to cut and stick. ★ Comes in b/w and col option. ★ A great way to see if students are able to relate different objects to the community helper. Appropriate for American and British/Canadian etc. classrooms.
Daily Skills Interactive Adapted Book - USA
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Daily Skills Interactive Adapted Book - USA

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This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time. The activities included can be found below; Pencil control - follow from left to right Pencil control - follow in the lines Write your name Match colors (6) Match colors (11) Match colors to clipart images Match colors to real images Match colors to names Match real color images to symbols Match lower case letters Match upper case letters Match upper case to lower case letters Match images to initial letters Match CVC words to images Match CCVC words to images Match CVCE words to images Read sight words Match 2D shapes Match 3D shapes Match 2D images to 2D shapes Match 3D images to 3D shapes Match 2D shapes to names Match 3D shapes to names Match numbers 0-20 Match 0-10 to names Match 0-20 to names Match images to numbers 0-10 Match images to numbers 0-20 Trace numbers 0-10 Finish the patterns Create a pattern Sort big and small Match coins Match coins to prices Match clocks Match clocks to time Create the clock Write on the watch Sort food and clothes Sorting colours Matching clothes Copy the clothing Sort dentist v doctor equipment Matching days of the week Ordering days of the week Matching months of the year Ordering months of the year Cleaning teeth Washing face Feeding the monkey Matching money in the piggy bank Aanswer wh- questions Answering days of week questions Matching 1/2s Color sorting dogs Color sorting penguins See it in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ffVEqHGZRc&t=1s
Animal Habitats Puzzles
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Animal Habitats Puzzles

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This resource contains 5 different puzzles / habitats. These puzzles are a great way for you to introduce and reflect upon animal habitats in your teaching. Simply cut out each of the jigsaw pieces and laminate (this will keep them strong and longer lasting and students match the animals/objects to the correct habitat. Habitats included are: ♦ desert ♦ ocean ♦ arctic ♦ rainforest ♦ pond Each puzzle comes with 4 animals/nature piece. Each puzzle piece has an image and the name of that image below it. A fun activity that is a great way to introduce or work on animal habitats.
World War 1 Comprehension
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World War 1 Comprehension

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This resource includes 7 different comprehension activities. Each activity comes with 1 x story page and 1 x questions page. They are all based on the theme of World War 1. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page - you can see examples in preview/thumbnail pictures. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions. They are related to World War 1 to give a twist on the usual comprehension activities. Comes in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging.
Washing Hands Social Story
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Washing Hands Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with washing their hands. A lot of children struggle with washing their hands, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to wash their hands, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ It is important to keep my hands clean. ♦ My hands get dirty through the day. ♦ I should wash my hands after I go to the bathroom. ♦ I should wash my hands before I eat. ♦ The best place to wash my hands is in the sink. ♦ First, I have to turn the tap on. ♦ Then, I put some soap on my hands. ♦ Then, I put some soap on my hands. ♦ I scrub my hands together with the soap. ♦ Then, I wash my hands with water. ♦ Then, I dry my hands. ♦ Now my hands are all clean! I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
UK Coins Piggy Bank Matching
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UK Coins Piggy Bank Matching

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This resource is a fun and engaging activity for students to work on their coin recognition and matching skills. All the coins included in this pack are UK coins. There are 10 different piggy banks included that are filled with different coins. They come in 2 levels - 5 different coins in the piggy bank to match and 8 different coins in the piggy bank to match. You can use real coins or the coins that are provided in this resource pack. I highly recommend each of the individual pieces of this activity so that they will be stronger, longer lasting and re-usable in the future. Students simply match the coins to the prices (1p, 2p etc) in the piggy banks. Also comes in b/w option for your preference.
Home School Parent Communication Book
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Home School Parent Communication Book

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This is an editable communication book (although you can not edit/extract clipart - these are protected to reserve the rights of the fantastic clip artists), for you to be able to communicate with students families/carers back and fore School and home, keeping everyone up to date on student(s) individual progress, behaviors/behaviours, moods etc. You can add text and change text for different parts of the home/school book. It comes in PDF (non editable), Keynote (editable) and Powerpoint (editable) options for your preference. It comes with British & American spellings. This is especially great for a special education class, the pages come as the following; ♦ choice of covers ♦ staff in class, students in class ♦ weekly planner ♦ daily conversation page The daily conversation page is laid out with different boxes and two comment boxes; one for school to fill in and one for parents to fill in.
Adapted Daily Skills Book - UK
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Adapted Daily Skills Book - UK

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This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time. The activities included can be found below; Pencil control - follow from left to right Pencil control - follow in the lines Write your name Match colours (6) Match colours (11) Match colours to clipart images Match colours to real images Match colours to names Match real colour images to symbols Match lower case letters Match upper case letters Match upper case to lower case letters Match images to initial letters Match CVC words to images Match CCVC words to images Match CVCE words to images Read sight words Match 2D shapes Match 3D shapes Match 2D images to 2D shapes Match 3D images to 3D shapes Match 2D shapes to names Match 3D shapes to names Match numbers 0-20 Match 0-10 to names Match 0-20 to names Match images to numbers 0-10 Match images to numbers 0-20 Trace numbers 0-10 Finish the patterns Create a pattern Sort big and small Match coins Match coins to prices Match clocks Match clocks to time Create the clock Write on the watch Sort food and clothes Sorting colours Matching clothes Copy the clothing Sort dentist v doctor equipment Matching days of the week Ordering days of the week Matching months of the year Ordering months of the year Cleaning teeth Washing face Feeding the monkey Matching money in the piggy bank Aanswer wh- questions Answering days of week questions Matching 1/2s Colour sorting dogs Colour sorting penguins See it in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ffVEqHGZRc&t=1s
Hitting Social Story
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Hitting Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with hitting. A lot of children hit others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are hitting but hopefully this social story will help reduce hitting behaviours. It is a general book full of different things your hands can be used for as well as why we shouldn't hit - how it makes others feel, and how we can calm ourselves down. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ I can use my hands to clap. ♦ I can use my hands to wave. ♦ I can use my hands to high five. ♦ I can use my hands to pull. ♦ I can use my hands to give hugs. ♦ Sometimes I get angry and hit. ♦ My friends are sad if I hit them. ♦ If I am angry, I can count to 10. ♦ Or, I can read a book. ♦ Or, I can relax. ♦ Or, I can have a hug. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.
Fine Motor Skills Task Cards, Pre Handwriting
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Fine Motor Skills Task Cards, Pre Handwriting

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These fine motor skill tracing task cards are a great way to encourage students some engaging fine motor skill practice. This pack includes 53 different task cards. Each task card includes one type of fine motor/pre handwriting skill. Each page comes with 4 task cards on, I recommend printing them out and cutting them individually. Laminate them to prolong the use of them - you will be able to use them over and over. These are great to help students improve their handwriting/fine motor skills/pen control. Set them up ready then store them away, ready to pull out whenever you need them. These are great time fillers or extras for your literacy centres.