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

Have a Pet-a-PaloozaHave a Pet-a-Palooza
Welcome to the dog days of summer! In fact, National Dog Day is August 26th and, to celebrate, we’re encouraging you and your children to Have a Pet-a-Palooza! Now, you don’t need a pet to take part in the fun. Your kids can play along with their stuffed animals, or they can count the birds that fly by your home in the morning. If you do have a pet, think about how you can safely share the joy it brings with friends who don’t have one—just like Ms. Wood does with her bunnies, Flopsy and Mopsy, in this week’s story. Our recipe gives you the opportunity to thank your pets for all the happiness they share. With 3 different recipes for canine, feline, or rodent friends, the video demonstrates how to make these no-bake treats! Do your kids love quizzes? Our quiz reveals the type of dog they would be. Have family members act out their quiz results, and take turns guessing the answers. It’s sure to leave everyone howling with laughter. We hope you have so much fun celebrating all the furry, feathered, or scaly friends in your family’s life. And try to live a bit more like dogs do—by staying paw-sitive.
pet puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Make no bones about it: these dogs got themselves into quite a mess! Try to find all 12 objects in the Hidden Pictures puzzle. Together, think about how you might go about untangling all those leashes.

read a story

3. Read a Story

Not everyone can have a pet of their own, so it sure is nice when friends are willing to share their animals from time to time. Read this story about a couple of fluffy bunnies and a boy who loves to spend time with them.

take a dog breed quiz

4. Take a Quiz

Find out what breed of dog each of you would be.Then act out your results! 

make dog treats

5. Make a Pet Snack

Celebrate your furry friend by making them a special treat. Think about what makes these pet snacks similar to something you’d like to eat. What makes them different?

do kind things

6. Do Something for Others

Pets are wonderful at spreading smiles. Have your kids try one of the above ideas or come up with a few of their own. Then share what they've done on Highlightskids.com.

pet quote cards

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of the above prompts. Then record, document, or save his creative work, and share it with us on Highlightskids.com.

cat camp  puzzle

8. Find the Hidden Objects

Try to find all of the objects in this Hidden Pictures puzzle. Then ask your child how she thinks cat camp might be different from a dog or fish camp.

Share a JokeShare a Joke