Printable Shell Sorting Mat

Children love sorting sea shells. Simply sorting them by shape makes a great activity for preschool aged children and the older ones love to learn the different names of all the shells. I found so many different “names” for the shells, you’re welcome to change them as needed. If you live near a beach you can certainly find your shells on an afternoon stroll, or by taking a quick visit to a souvenir shop.  If not, you might take a peek at the sea shell sets available online, just be sure you figure out what size and what variety you’ll be getting first. You might even enjoy these miniture sea shells, I think they are adorable!


Smithsonian Handbook: Seashells

This guide to shells is designed to make identification of the different varieties as simple and accurate as possible. Click Here


ShellsSalePurchase SeaShells Online

Large, High Quality shells. Pick up a variety of mixed beach seashells by size. This is a great way to start a shell collection andget children excited about collecting. Click Here




Seashell Sorting Mats

This set includes six different mats with 12 different shells.

These are real photo shells with the name of each shell written above.

Find Sea Shell Activities Here


Find Sea Shell Coloring Pages & Clipart Here



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  • Carol Armi jo Reply

    Hi, Can you send me the seashell sorting cards. I teach kindergarten in Passaic, Nj to ELL students and they are becoming obsessed with the seashells in class. I would love this resource to add to our science center. Thanks

    March 17, 2015 at 8:29 am

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