Activity

Grade
K

What Comes Next? Colorful Hexagons

First, a yellow hexagon. Next, a red hexagon. It's made from 2 trapezoids. Then a blue hexagon. It's made from 3 rhombuses. Next, a green hexagon. It's made from 6 triangles. Last, a yellow hexagon.

What do you notice? What do you wonder? What comes next?

Show or tell what the next few pictures look like. Describe how you know.

You can use the hexagon outlines below to help you show the pattern.

3 hexagon outlines

Challenge

What would the 9th picture look like? What about the 10th, or 12th? What might earlier and later pictures look like? Why do you think so?

Follow-up

Create your own pattern and share it with someone else. Ask them what comes next!