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

We are All FamilyWe are All Family
Life’s difficulties, as unwelcome as they are, often offer us a gift. In the time of COVID-19, the gift may be the opportunity to refocus on the things that truly matter in life. Topping that list, of course, is family—and that includes our family members with fur, fins, or feathers. Whatever your family configuration—two parents or one, extended family, one child or many, one pet or a houseful—you’ll find here plenty of ideas that will engage your children in “Fun with a Purpose” and strengthen the family bond.
We are all family

1. We Are All Family

Watch this video on using this time to strengthen the family bond.

solve a puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Try this pup-ular My First Hidden Pictures puzzle. Then put on your own show with your pets—or stuffed animals!

 

read a story

3. Read a Story

Are feelings of being cooped up and bored threatening your family harmony? Find some helpful advice in this special edition of Ask Arizona, one of Highlights' most-read features. 

play some rough and tumble games

4. Play Some Rough-and-Tumble Games

The whole family can get silly with these 8 roughhousing games

make a picture frame

 5. Make A 3-D Picture Frame

Capture a treasured family memory in a cool castle frame! This craft uses materials that you’re likely to have around the house.

Do something for others

6. Do Something for Others

Have your kids try one of these ideas or come up with a few of their own. Then tell us what they've done on Highlightskids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or all of these prompts, then record, document, or save their creative work, then share it with us on Highlightskids.com.

Share a JokeShare a Joke