"Stocking the Shelf" work task for Vocational Learning
how to use stocking tasks as a vocational center stock the drug store

I have a hard time coming up with different tasks that my students can do that are both meaningful and engaging when it comes to vocational work.  I work in the high school level and I am doing everything that I can to prepare them for the transition.  I love the idea of "stocking the shelf" but never wanted a large peg board in my classroom.

Problem solved.

I went to the dollar store and grabbed a black piece of foam board and I had some small command hooks and boom, I had a makeshift peg board.  The awesome part is, I can switch it out to whichever item I feel like stocking that week. 

how to use stocking tasks as a vocational center stock the drug store


Well, how do I make the items needed to stock?

All I did was google search product images and place them into a power point.  I made sure to not have them bigger than 3x5in.    This one I made specifically to stock a drugstore but you could make any type of store you want.

  • hardware store
  • grocery store
  • toy store
  • department store
  • convenient store

I mean the possibilities are endless!!!

how to use stocking tasks as a vocational center stock the drug store


You can download the pictures that I used for the drug store here.  Just print it out, laminate and then cut.  Punch a hole at the top and you are ready to go.

Also, another idea would be to run a log strip of Velcro down the foam board so that you can move around the command hooks to make space for bigger "items"

Let me know in the comments for any other ideas that you may have for this!!

Read this blog post for other ideas that I have running in my vocational center!!

You can pin it for later here!


That's all for now!


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