Pirate Treasure Chest Shape Sorting

Preschool and kindergarten kids will love these shape sorting activity with treasure boxes. Looking for a fun way to reinforce math shapes? This activity will have kids reading the name of the shape, identifying the matching objects on each card and then sorting the shape into the correct ‘treasure box’.

FREE printable Pirate-themed shape sorting and matching activity, sure to be a hit! Preschool and kinder kids will love to pretend to be a pirate and put all the coin shapes in their correct treasure chest.

To prepare:

Print as many sets of these mats as you need. Laminate the mats or use dry erase pocket inserts for easy prep! Laminate the shape cards too, and have them ready in a plastic sleeve.

Shape Sort – Pirate Treasure Box

Use these mats to help kids develop number sense and strengthen their knowledge of shapes. They can be used in a number of ways. Have the kids sort the shape cards into the correct boxes. Another great way to use these mats is to print them out in black and white and have the kids cut and paste the shapes into the corresponding treasure boxes. You can do this by printing two pages on one landscape page. 

This pirate themed activity is perfect for kids who are interested in pirates and love the theme! You can definitely differentiate this activity by using the shape boxes that the kids are familiar with if you have kids who are not familiar with all the shapes.

This game can also be played as a group. It will be even more enjoyable to have a competitive game played between groups. Give each group the same mat and have the kids sort their shape cards all at the same time. The group who finishes first with the most number of sorted shapes wins the prize!

This post was contributed by:

Yara from Sea of Knowledge

Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


  1. The pirate shape sorting mats are not working anymore. Is there a different place to access them?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for reaching out. We apologize for the problem. There was a glitch in Dropbox that affected our printable links. We have made the necessary changes and the link is now fixed. Please check.

      Thank for your patience and understanding.

  2. The pirate shape sortingThank you so much it's really helping to my class center.kids are having fun.