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

Friends ForeverFriends Forever
We’re celebrating the people who stick with us through thick and thin with the theme Friends Forever. We all know that kids’ friendships enrich their lives with laughter, fun, and play! But friends play an even bigger role in kids’ lives: friendships are an essential part of their social-emotional development. By making and keeping friends, kids learn important life skills, such as getting along with others and resolving conflicts. Friendship offers kids a means of exploring identity and self-understanding. Positive interactions with friends build self-esteem and help kids feel a sense of belonging. These days, many kids are not seeing their friends as much as they’d like. But there are still ways to spend quality time with friends, even while social distancing. We hope you and your family and all your pals enjoy these friendly activities.
Friends Forever

1. Friends Forever

Watch our video for ways kids benefit from having friends.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Join this group of friends on their horse ride through the woods. While they ride, look for the objects hidden in the scene.

Be a good friend

3. Read an Article

Read this article for tips on talking to friends, how to handle disagreements, and more. 

random riddles

4. Joke with a Friend

Tell jokes back and forth with a friend to see who can keep a straight face the longest. For some riddle inspiration, watch this video!

plant a gift

5. Plant a Gift

Help your child plant a bulb in a pot. Let the bulb begin to grow in a dark place in your home. Once the flower pokes through the soil, give the potted bulb as a gift to a friend.  

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

This idea from Lilly, age 9, encourages lifting up others through compliments. She suggests letting people know how much you like their laugh, or that they are funny. What compliments can you think of? Share your ideas at HighlightsKids.com

 

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

What qualities do you value in a friend? How do you try to be a good friend? Share your answers with us at HighlightsKids.com.

quiz your friend

8. Quiz Your Friend

How well do you know your friend? How well do they know you? Take this quiz to find out!

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

These best friends love to fish together. While they fish, take a stab at hunting the objects hidden in the picture.

share a snack

10. Share a Snack

These easy and delicious taco cups are great for enjoying a snack on the go with friends—or outside while social distancing!

ooey gluey colors craft

11. Craft Together

Help your child video chat with a friend while they make art with glue and paint. They can either exchange their art or hang it somewhere to remind them of their friendship.

 

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

Head into the snow to find eight hidden objects. What would your snowman look like? 

Bottle Cap Bounce game

13. Play with a Friend

If you’re looking for a good game for social distancing and outdoor play, look no further. All you need is a bouncy ball and a bottle cap!

Fill in the blanks

14. Fill in the Blanks

Friends who laugh together stay together! This fill-in-the-blank story is a great, silly way to give your child and their friend a way to connect, even from a distance. Easy fun is only a phone call away!

Share a poemShare a poem