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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.