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 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 call them ‘Hexi Cards’.
Hexi Cards are simple little hexagonal cards with five different coloured wedges on each card.
The best things about these hexi cards is that they are really easy to make, and they can be used in lots of different ways.
How to Use Hexi Cards.
Little children will have fun with the hexi cards by simply using them to make patterns and shapes. My toddler had a lovely time playing with two sets of cards on the floor.
Preschoolers who are learning colours and math skills such as matching and patterns can use them to work on skills like labelling and matching colours, or finding matching pairs of hexi cards.
Older kids will also love matching and making patterns with the hexi cards. They could use them for a simple game of memory or my big kids made up their own domino-type game to play with the hexi cards.
To play ‘Hexo dominoes’ they used three sets of cards, one set for each player, and took turns matching coloured wedges. There was lots of problem solving, logical thinking and turn taking practice going on!
For older kids you can add a maths component to the game. 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 you match. You’ll need a piece of paper to keep score as you play, which is great for practicing simple addition.
You can have so much fun with a simple set of coloured hexagonal cards!
Download a set of Free Printable Hexi Cards
You can download the free printable Hexi Cards here.
Simple download the pdf file, print a few copies on to some cardstock, and let your kids explore with them.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
What will you do with these 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.