Free puzzle games, stories, crafts, and printable activities for kids ages 4–12.

Back to School 2020Back to School 2020
We all know that Back to School this year will look different from every other year. But no matter how it looks, Back to School is a new beginning—an important milestone in your child’s life. So we’ve created this Highlights@Home collection to help make starting school extra special. If your child loves sharpening their pencils and filling their pencil case, they’re going to love the quiz we included to find out which school supply they are! For kids with back-to-school jitters, try asking them to imagine what it would be like to bring a pig with them to school. Our story (which can be sung to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) follows a pet pig who goes to school, learns to “oink” the alphabet, and even gets his own tuba solo. This collection also features a Back-to-School Bingo Card, filled with great ideas to help everyone get ready for the new school year. Whatever Back to School looks like for your family this year, we hope it’s great year of learning!
back to school puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

School is in session under water. Dive in and see if you can find all the objects in this Hidden Pictures puzzle. Then encourage your child to talk about what it might be like to go to school in the ocean! 

Read a school story

3. Read a Story

What happens when Amanda’s remarkable pet pig follows her to school? Read this funny story to find out. Then ask your child to imagine what school would be like if talking pets could attend! 

play back to school bingo

4. Play Back-to-School Bingo

No matter what the school year looks like for your family, you’ll find lots great ideas here for back-to-school family fun and organization. 

make space bookmarks

5. Make Out-of-this-World Bookmarks

Blast off into the new school year with these fun bookmarks. Your child can use them to mark their space, or place, in their schoolbooks. 

Do something for others

6.Do Something for Others

Have your kids try one of the above ideas or come up with a few of their own! Then tell us what they've done on Highlightskids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of the above prompts. Then record, document, or save her creative work, and share it with us on Highlightskids.com.

school supply quiz

8. Take Our School Supply Quiz

Have you ever wondered what school supply fits your personality? Take this fun quiz to find out!

Share a poemShare a poem