Shape Matching Independent Work Task Boxes - Special Education & Early Childhood

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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What educators are saying

Students received this better than I anticipated! The real life pictures really made them think and then classify the shape of a lot things in the classroom. Thank you.
Perfect for helping my kids practice shapes! I’ve turned many of the pages into a busy binder for individual students to use


No teacher can ever have too many work tasks! This series of independent work tasks or work boxes is designed to provide simple tasks students can master quickly and easily. It provides a variety of simple shape matching tasks that younger students can use to practice matching for instruction and then for independent work systems.

Watch as your students gain independence as they practice matching shapes with these independent work tasks. These task boxes - shapes themed - are colorful and engaging to keep students focused. Each task focuses on matching common shapes.

Included in these task boxes for shapes:

  • 12 shape matching 2-piece puzzles. Students match the shape on one piece to an illustration on the other.
  • 1 or 2 Illustrated Shape Sort File Folder
  • 1 or 2 Photo Shape Sort File Folder
  • 42 Photo Shape Matching Task Cards or Clip Cards (36 with 3 options, 6 with 5 options)

These independent work tasks are great for preschool or kindergarten center work, independent work systems or structured work systems with autism or in special education, and for any time that students need to be engaged on their own. These matching shapes tasks were specifically designed to be used in independent work systems with clear beginning and endings and with clear directions of the task involved.

Try using these task boxes (shape themed) during instruction! Your students can practice skills for generalization and maintenance while you work with another student in a small group.

These shapes task boxes are also specifically geared toward use with independent work systems with these features:

❤️Each task has a clear beginning and end.

❤️Tasks are designed (with the help of Velcro) to stay together when the student finishes and put them in the finished basket.

❤️They are easily adapted to individual needs.

❤️They are visually clear and designed to be simple

❤️They were designed to be highly visually engaging and capitalize on the visual discrimination skills that are often a strength for students with autism.

Additionally, these shape matching task boxes can be used for early childhood center activities to teach shape matching and shape identification. They can also be used in para supervised stations for student practice. 

Check out the preview for a closer look at what is included with these matching shapes activities! 

What teachers are saying about these shape matching task boxes?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “We used these activities during table work and during independent task stations.  These are a great way to help collect data as well!  Definitely saw progress in shape identification with my littles.” - Kristan M.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I enjoy using this with my students, it is basic and simplified. They leave with a deeper understanding on the topic introduced. Thank you. The scope and sequence is understandable by my kiddos. It is easy to plan for.” - Irene R.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love that there are varying levels to meet the needs of the various level of students within my self contained class. This was so easy to prep and my students were highly engaged.” - Allison B.

For more classroom materials for students with autism and special education:

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