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

Happy Holidays!Happy Holidays!
The holidays are upon us! While some parts of our traditional celebrations may not be possible this year, we have an opportunity to invent new holiday traditions that will help create happy family memories for years to come. Here’s why they are important: Traditions help craft a family identity and strengthen family bonds, creating a greater sense of belonging. They bring the family together around something that’s important to them and solidify family values. Children gain a sense of comfort and security from family traditions, which also help build strong family memories. And those memories will last longer and be more meaningful than any gift we receive. Whatever traditions you start and continue this year, we hope your holiday season is full of love, laughter, and special memories.
Happy Holidays

1. Happy Holidays!

Watch our video for tips on making new family traditions this year.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Find all the hidden objects while singing along with this penguin family. Then sing along to your child’s favorite holiday song.

read an article

3. Read an Article

All across the world, people celebrate the holiday season with light. Read this article to learn the role candles play in holiday traditions. 

Stack a book tree

4. Stack a Book Tree

Budding engineers and bookworms will love to help build this Christmas tree made out of books. Read your favorites along the way! 

Kwanzaa cornucopia

5. Try a Kwanzaa Treat

Celebrate Kwanzaa by making—then eating!—this tasty treat that represents mazao, one of Kwanzaa’s symbols. 

 

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

Did your child enjoy thanking others for their holiday decorations? Share their experience on Highlightskids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

We’d love to hear about your family’s traditions! Have your child share with us on Highlightskids.com.

listen to a story

8. Listen to a Story

Settle in for a read aloud of a holiday favorite, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, which features Hidden Pictures puzzles on every page.

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

The elves need your help to finish decorating! Find all the objects in this evergreen scene.

 

make festive food

10. Make Festive Food

Let your kids cater your holiday festivities with 6 delicious recipes the whole family will love. 

craft a gift wrap wreath

11. Craft a Gift-Wrap Wreath

Upcycle leftover holiday gift wrap into unique, colorful wreaths. Make them for friends and family! 

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

You may have heard of Santa Claus, but what about Santa Jaws? Take a tropical trip to discover hidden objects underwater.

give a gift of gingerbread mix

13. Give a Gingerbread Mix

For a gift that’s easy to make and sure to please, check out this mix for a gingerbread loaf. Have your child write a special note to the recipient and attach it to the jar.

 

tell jolly jokes

14. Tell Jolly Jokes

What did one cow say to the other on Christmas Day? Find the answer and read more holiday ha-has!

 

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