The hexagon is often a "toughie" shape for students to learn. A fun way to give them more practice with hexagons, is with pattern blocks. Have them count them, stack them, pattern with them etc. As they are playing with the pattern blocks, challenge them to use the variousl pieces to see how many ways they can make the hexagon shape.
I've included a full-color, as well as a black and white template (filled in and blank) for them to place pattern pieces on. Turn it into a game; set a timer and see who can make the most hexagons before it rings.
This activity will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo.
After which time, it will be up-dated and put in my TpT shop.
Click on the link to zip on over to check it out: Hexagon Challenge.