In our classroom, we have a separate kitchen area where we do the bulk of our life skills. We have an assortment of tasks we focus on, including workbox tasks. But in addition, we also wash dishes by hand and dishwasher, wipe counters, sort light and dark clothing, wash and dry clothes, fold clothes, hang clothes on hangers, and put an assortment of clothes on to practice various buttons and zippers. In addition, I also have cupboards and our refrigerator filled with empty packaging of different grocery items that students can practice putting away. This last one is still a work in progress, as there are so many tasks that can be done. I will share more when it is completed. I asked our school staff to donate clean empty packaging and used clothing, we got some from our school clothing banks, and then our OT brought in a box of clothing items we still needed. We go through a life skills rotation 3 days a week, and they rotate through the various tasks.
Here are some photos of my students practicing buttons and zippers and hanging clothes. I had asked for extra large items so that they can put the clothes on on top of the clothes they are already wearing.
What do you do for life skills?