It was another summer week that begged a “filler” of a theme, and shapes and colors are always good places to start. I went with the former and a symmetrical week of Hexagon Preschool Trays!
- Geoboard Shapes
- Hexicards (from Picklebums!
- Finish the Shapes
- Pattern Blocks
- A Hexagon Has…
- Hexagon Cutting Practice
- Shape Tracing
- Spider Web Puzzle
- Here we used geometric Geoboard patterns, plus colored rubberbands and of course the geoboard to explore some shapes, and not just hexagons!
Hexicards (from Picklebums!
- We have used these super cool and colorful cards before and of COURSE we would use them again during a hexagon week!
- He seemed to enjoy them more this time than last year during our Art Preschool Trays!
- I love all of the learning applied in a simple worksheet like this! Thanks to My Teaching Station for this Complete the Picture printable!
- As we did back during Pattern Blocks Preschool, here we use pattern blocks and the several Hexagon pages from these awesome geometric pattern block templates!
- There are many pages in this set with geometric shapes I had never even heard of before. 🙂
- The best tracing pages come from Twisty Noodle! I love the customization. But this time, I used their existing hexagon tracing page!
- Once again trusty Microsoft Word is my friend. I simply made some hexagons with dotted borders on a standard sized sheet and printed a few copies in different colors.
- A pair of scissors and glue stick would hopefully inspire him to do a Fibonacci-inspired paper piecing project!
- Here we have the three hexagon sets from the Guidecraft Fraction Action Puzzle. It hit me that their chunky shape might be fun to trace!
- I gave him some pieces of cardstock and big My First Ticonderoga pencils so he could trace away.
- What a cute (and appropriate!) printable this is! Thanks to Making Learning Fun for this Spider Web Puzzle.
Here are some more super fun hexagon preschool ideas:
- Symmetrical Snowflakes from Buggy and Buddy
- Honeycomb Hexagons from Sharing Kindergarten
- Hexagon and Circle Sort from Teachers Pay Teachers
As often when the pattern blocks are out in school, they get used for reasons beyond the intended activity! It probably kept me from putting out another tray or two.
This theme was actually between octagon and hexagon preschool and I am glad I went with the latter! Maybe we can do octagons eventually.
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