This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
An essential skill in working and living with others is the ability to work cooperatively. Learning to take turns, interact with others, share, and communicate politely are all important steps in developing cooperative skills. This activity is designed to teach those skills, and to illustrate that many jobs can be performed cooperatively. Other skills can be incorporated, such as counting, fine motor skills and sequencing. Lessons include Independent Living, Social Skills and Career Education.