In my closet, I found a ton of pattern blocks, but nothing to do with them. I went out to a teacher supply store (although, I'm sure there are plenty of online versions available now) and bought some pattern block design sheets. I laminated them and put velcro on them. Then I put velcro on the back of the pattern blocks and used them as independent work tasks! Pretty easy way/cheap way to make a quick work task.
My first year, I was also given these plastic pencil pouch filled with random school supplies that had been donated to the school. I had no idea what to use them for, so turned them into a packaging task. I had students follow the visual directions (which I taped on the outside of the pencil pouch) to put one of each item into the pouch.
Don't forget to check out my TPT store today....Everything is 20% off April 10-12 in honor of Autism Awareness Month.