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

Get CozyGet Cozy
Does the combination of chillier weather and earlier sunsets have you wanting to snuggle with your kids under a warm blanket with a cup of cocoa? If so, you’re in luck, as that’s the theme of this week’s Highlights@Home—Get Cozy! Now, getting cozy isn’t just about blankets and hot cocoa—it’s about slowing down, spending quality time together, and making warm memories. Here’s why that’s good for your kids: While they’ll remember big, momentous days of their childhood, the quiet, everyday moments where you take time to laugh, play, and have fun as a family are just as important. Getting cozy will encourage more open conversations and will build your child’s self-esteem, because children feel more positively about themselves when they feel their company is valued by others, including their parents. And when we cuddle with people we care about, our bodies release a hormone called oxytocin that has a calming effect and makes us more likely to deal better with stress. No matter how you decide to Get Cozy this week, we hope you take the opportunity to rest and unwind together.
get cozy

1. Get Cozy

Watch our video now for ways to get cozy, and why it matters to your kids.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Cozy up with these sheep siblings to get some well-deserved rest. While taking it easy, find the objects hidden in the picture.  

read an article

3. Read an Article

Have you ever wondered where down feathers come from? Read this article to find out how farmers in Iceland harvest eiderdown for items like duvets and clothing. 

make pumpkin soup

4. Make Pumpkin Soup

This creamy, comforting bowl of soup is just the thing to warm you up after a brisk fall day. Cooking together with your child not only teaches important skills, but it makes great memories! 

stitch a pair of mittens

5. Stitch a Pair of Mittens

Using an old wool sweater, sew a warm pair of mittens for the upcoming winter months. 

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

We’d love to see your child’s blanket fort! They can share a photo of it on HighlightsKids.com

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to submit their relaxing activities, either by writing or drawing a picture of them, to HighlightsKids.com

start a journal

8. Start a Journal

A great chilly day activity is to cozy up and write in a journal. Follow these tips to get started! 

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

While this girl and her cat read about fish, see how many objects you can find hidden in the scene. 

whip up hot cocoa

10. Whip up Hot Cocoa and Cream

Warm up after playing outside with this cup of cocoa and handmade cinnamon cream. Ask your child what their favorite add-ins are for hot chocolate, and experiment with flavors! 

craft candle holders

11. Craft Candle Holders

Light up fall evenings with the cozy flickering of candles. Encourage your child to get creative with the colors of their candle holder.

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

Join this bat family for bedtime stories. Then find the objects hidden in the cave! 

play a matching game

13. Play a Matching Game

You can’t wear these mittens—but you can make them into a game! If your child likes math, be sure to try the math twist. 

build a snowless snowman

14. Build a Snowless Snowman

No snow? No problem! Use an old shirt to make this snowman who can stick around all year long. 

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