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

Make It a Game NightMake It a Game Night
We’re celebrating good old-fashioned friendly competition with this Highlights@Home bundle of free resources, Make It a Game Night! There are so many benefits to getting the family together to play some games. Among them: your kids will be able to practice playing fair; playing team games will help teach your kids how to work together; games that mix skill and chance help prepare kids for other experiences (think parallel parking, lacrosse, and taking exams); and, most importantly, games usually lead to laughter and unforgettable memories. No matter what kind of games you choose to play, we hope you have a fantastic family game night.
Make It a Game Night

1. Make It a Game Night

Watch this video for fun ways to make it a game night for your family.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Kick off family game night by finding all the hidden objects in this puzzle. Then have your child pick a favorite game to play.

read a story

3. Read a Story

Tired of playing the same games over and over? Read this “Ask Arizona” story to inspire an imaginative solution.

Play with action dice

4. Play with Action Dice

This game can be whatever your family wants it to be. Roll the dice and get moving!

leaf launcher

5. Construct a Leaf Launcher

Use this step-by-step guide and video to build a trebuchet together. Try launching different items and predict which will go farthest.

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

We’d love to hear about your child’s obstacle course! They can share a photo or description on Highlightskids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

What role does your child prefer? Record, document, or save their creative work, and have them share it with us on Highlightskids.com

Hunt for Hidden Words

8. Hunt for Hidden Words

While these kids play their favorite board game, find all the words hidden in this puzzle from the Eagle Eye Hidden Pictures club.

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

The Squirrel Family made a game out of collecting acorns. Search the scene for hidden objects, then ask your child what other family tasks could be made into a game.

pop perfect popcorn

10. Pop Perfect Popcorn

October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month! Use this recipe to make the best stovetop popcorn for your game night. 

Make building blocks

11. Make Building Blocks

See who can build the highest tower in 30 seconds—or whose tower topples first!

find the hidden objects

12. Find the Hidden Objects

These mysterious mummies are hiding objects at their game night. Find all the hidden objects, then play a round of your child’s favorite card game. 

have fun with math

13. Have Fun with Math

Practice math at your next game night. Check out these common card games with a special math twist. 

experiment with bottle flipping

14. Experiment with Bottle Flipping

Race to see who can successfully flip a bottle first. Then learn about the science behind bottle flipping.

Eagle Eye Book Club

Delight your young puzzle fan--and keep them learning--with a subscription to our Hidden Pictures book club!

Share a drawingShare a drawing