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

Making & BakingMaking & Baking
It’s the time of year for holiday Making & Baking! There’s something special about giving a homemade gift, but making and baking with kids is not always easy! It’s totally worth the effort, though, as there are so many ways working together benefits kids. While crafting and cooking together kids can practice reading and following directions, build math and problem-solving skills, and strengthen fine-motor skills. Of course, simply spending the time together and trying something new are benefits in themselves. Whatever you choose to make, remember you’re making memories!
Making & Baking

1. Making & Baking

Check out our video on Making & Baking together.

 

 

 

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

These friends are decorating an outdoor tree with handmade decorations. Can you find all the objects hidden in the scene?

read a story

3. Read a Story

Sophia loves to bake—maybe a little too much. Read this story with your child and get inspired to bake your favorite treat together.

Organize a present hunt

4. Organize a Present Hunt

Get creative with gift-giving by making a scavenger hunt with a present as the prize. 

Make cinnamon scented ornaments

5. Make Cinnamon-Scented Ornaments

These ornaments are great to give as a gift or to hang on your own tree. What’s that smell? Pure Christmas. 

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

What did your child put in their coupon book? We’d love to see their ideas. Share them with us at HighlightsKids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Let us know about your cookie choices at HighlightsKids.com.

design homemade wrapping paper

8. Design Homemade Wrapping Paper

Let your kids grab a potato and stamp away to make their own wrapping paper for the upcoming holidays. 

search the scene

9. Search the Scene

Join this family as they bake cookies for National Cookie Day on December 4. Then find the objects hidden in the scene.

meringue snowmen

10. Build a Meringue Snowman

Use egg whites to create these fluffy snowmen for a sweet winter treat.

make a candy box

11. Make a Festive Gift Box

These boxes decorated like peppermint candies are fun containers for cookie gifts. Make it a family activity and deliver boxes to your loved ones.

find the hidden objects

 12. Find the Hidden Objects

While this robot makes his wind-chime gift, see if you can find the objects hidden in his workshop.

dress up a snowman

13. Dress Up a Snowman

This fun craft gives your child the opportunity to dress a snowman however they want—again and again! How many different types of clothes can your child come up with?

national cookie day

14. Crack the Code

Let your child test their deductive skills as they figure out the names of these popular cookies. Which cookie is their favorite from the list?

Almanac of Fun

There's something new to learn every day, including crafts to make, games to play, and recipes to bake!

Keep your curious kid interested and entertained all year long!

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