Task Card Organization Tips

Task cards are the perfect way to prepare for a test, practice skills in small groups during centers, or even to use individually as an early finisher.  Task cards are becoming a must have staple in the classroom and because of this, it’s important to have an organizational system for your task cards so you aren’t frustrated every time you go to pull a set.

Having an organized system is essential.  There’s something about the ability to think of a skill, go to your system, pull it out quickly, and move on with the lesson planning process.  Over the past thirteen years, I have evolved with the way task cards are organized.  I am going to walk you through the pros and cons of each.

Recipe Card Holders

PROS:  Recipe card holders are affordable and easy to find.

CONS:  Recipe card holders are not very durable and if the students are pulling out a set, it is likely that other sets will fall to the floor.  I also don’t like that the task cards are not all kept in the same place.  Typical recipe card holders such as the one pictured below, hold approximately  six different sets of task cards.  I also think that it’s a bit tough to see which skill is in each section at a quick glance.

Task card organizing tips: Do you love using task cards in your classroom but need a better way to organize them? This post gives a bunch of task card storage ideas and tips. Task cards are great for early finishers. Grab your free task cards here too!

QR Code Math Task Card Bundle
Math Task Card Bundle

Plastic Bags

PROS:  Plastic bags are very affordable and easy to find.  They are also great for being able to see which skill is in each bag.  Task cards in plastic bags are also easy to store in a file folder, drawer, basket, tote, etc.

CONS:  Plastic bags aren’t a very durable option due to the bags ripping from the handling of the kids.  I also think that plastic bags can be a bit of a messy option because they slide all over when there are several sets to be storing.

Task card organizing tips: Do you love using task cards in your classroom but need a better way to organize them? This post gives a bunch of task card storage ideas and tips. Task cards are great for early finishers. Grab your free task cards here too!

QR Code Math Task Card Bundle
Math Task Card Bundle

Photo & Craft Boxes

PROS:  Very durable, love the option of having the students grab and go (portable), very organized, looks nice, ability to see what skill is in each box, doesn’t take up a ton of space.

CONS:  These storage boxes can be a bit expensive.  I purchased mine off Amazon and spent $36.99.  That being said, the durability and longevity of this system is worth the investment.  You can grab this organizer from my affiliate link {HERE}.

Task card organizing tips: Do you love using task cards in your classroom but need a better way to organize them? This post gives a bunch of task card storage ideas and tips. Task cards are great for early finishers. Grab your free task cards here too!

QR Code Math Task Card Bundle
Math Task Card Bundle

Do you have any other storage and organization ideas?  I’d love to hear from you!  Email me at [email protected] to share your ideas.

Task card organizing tips: Do you love using task cards in your classroom but need a better way to organize them? This post gives a bunch of task card storage ideas and tips. Task cards are great for early finishers. Grab your free task cards here too!

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Task card organizing tips: Do you love using task cards in your classroom but need a better way to organize them? This post gives a bunch of task card storage ideas and tips. Task cards are great for early finishers. Grab your free task cards here too!

 

8 Comments

  1. Shawnee Pierce

    I no longer teach second grade. Do you have anything for Kindergarten?

    Reply
    • Angie Olson

      Hi Shawnee!

      I do have Kindergarten materials available in my TpT Shop! I hope this is helpful, thank you for reaching out and have a great day!

      Angie Olson
      Lucky Little Learners

      Reply
  2. Hazel Van Dalen

    These look awesome I have done some sets of cards using the sandwich bags.

    Reply
  3. Melissa Kennon

    Love the task cards!

    Reply
  4. Karen

    I purchased the task cards with QRcodes I did not see the covers for the boxes. Please help.

    Reply
    • Angie Olson

      Hi Karen, The covers should be included in the PDF. Try downloading the most recent version of the file and see if that helps.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      Reply
  5. April

    The storage organizer can be found at Michael’s. Wait for 50/60% off craft supplies and buy them. I for mine for $15!! I have 3 of them!

    Reply
  6. Mandy

    Wal-Mart has the organizers for 12.95

    Reply

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