Free Printable Hexi Cards

Every now and then an idea pops into my head that turns out to be great. It doesn’t happen very often mind you. Most often my ideas are total flops. But this one, this turned out to be pretty good, if I may say so myself.

It’s a simple idea, just a whole lot of hexagons with different coloured sections. We’ve dubbed them ‘Hexi Cards’.

hexi cards

The joy of this idea is that they are simple, easy to create, and can be used in lots of different ways.

Noah (who is 2 and a half) is learning his colours and used the cards to name colours and begin to match them.

hexi cards

He also likes to line things up, make patterns and shapes so had a lovely time playing around with two sets of cards on the floor.

hexi cards

The big kids (5.5 years and nine year old twins) also enjoyed making patterns with the bright coloured hexagons, but they soon made up their own dominos type game. Using three sets of cards (one set each) they took it in turn to match coloured wedges.

hexi cards

The girls took this one step further and added a maths component. For each colour you match you get one point. If you can match two or three colours in one go you get a point for each colour. They added up the scores on paper as they went along, practicing simple addition as well as problem solving, turn taking and more.

So much fun from a simple set of hexagons.

Hexi Cards download

You can download the free printable Hexi Card pdf here, or click on the image above. Print a few copies onto card, cut out and start playing!

What are you going to do with our Hexi Cards?
We’d love to see how you play with them so feel free to pop over to my facebook page and share a photo.

For more free printable resources and activities check out our printables page.

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  1. says

    I used to play with a similar set when I was little – I seem to recall that each vertex had a third of a coloured flower printed on it and when all were lined up it looked like a flower garden. I had forgotten all about that till just now – thank you for reminding me!

    • katef says

      oh making flowers sounds like an awesome idea!! I wonder what other versions I could make with added shapes… hmmm how you have got me thinking!!

    • katef says

      how cool would it be to invent a game that is sold all over the world!?!? Though I suspect I am not the only to have had this brilliant idea! LOL

  2. says

    I found these on Pinterest earlier today and printed them out immediately for my three year old. he loved them and played with them for the last half hour before dinner. Thank you!

  3. says

    Those are so beautiful and fun! I can’t wait to try them with my preschoolers. I know they are going to have lots of fun learning their colors with it. Pinned! Thank you.

  4. says

    Get out. These are soooo cool! I cannot believe we just ran out of ink in my printer, but I’ll pin this and print them out tomorrow. My 3 year old will be thrilled to mess around with these!

  5. Laura says

    Thank you for sharing. Hopefully I can use these later to entertain my son when the new baby arrives.

    Just like a previous comment, I also used to play Continuo, both the square and triangle versions. Hexagons are new, though! :)

  6. Linda C says

    OMG, thank you Kate, these are so awesome! I decided my daughters 2nd birthday would be a rainbow theme but I don’t have either the time, money or creativeness to do the stuff you find on pinterest. I’m going to print these and give out in the favour bags – I’ve been trying to think of something cheap but that is suitable for both the big and little kids – you have totally hit the jackpot!!!

    • katef says

      I have a Canon printer so I use Canon matte photo paper which is just like medium weight card. But you could print them on regular photo paper or even on plain paper and laminate or contact them if you like.

  7. says

    Yes! Yes! Yes! How is it that I haven’t seen this post before? This has to be one of my all time favourite easy but fabulous DIY activity ideas, Kate! Brilliant! You can bet I’ll be making some of these for the hooligans in the new year!!

  8. Barbara Petz-Kovács says

    Thank you so much for this wonderful game! :)
    I printed it four times – one remained as a board and three were cut into pieces- so we can play board matching as well with the smallers, and a quite long point counting side-matching game with the olders (9 and 12 years old). They loved it, and also cuttig out was a challenge for them too!
    This game reminds me of another one, which is called Tantrix, where you have to match not only the coloures but the shapes too. You can have a look at: http://www.tantrix.hu/ but unfortunately it is only in hungarian…
    Anyway, thanks a lot for this wonderful idea! :)
    Barbara

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