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

Welcome to Summer!Welcome to Summer!
At long last, summer is officially here! We’ve created this collection to celebrate all things summer. Often, the best parent-child magic happens when you slow down and do less, not more. We’re hoping you can find, at the season’s start, an opportunity to pause and focus on really connecting with your kids. In the right time and place, when you’re feeling relaxed, carve out a moment or two when you can be fully present with your kids—when you can lean in and actively listen to them talk about their hopes and intentions for this summer. And what’s a celebration without a banner proclaiming it? Get out the art supplies and let your kids create a unique family banner—a reminder to all that it’s time to transition to a season of more relaxation, more laughter, more enjoyment of the great outdoors, and more fun memory making.
Solve a Puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Start your summer on a sweet note with this Hidden Pictures puzzle. Then make plans for your own summer family picnic.

Read a Poem

3. Read a Poem

See summer from a new perspective! Read this poem, then encourage your child to look at the world from a new angle and tell you what she sees.

Try This Summer Bucket List

4. Try This Summer Bucket List

No boredom here! Check out this list of fun summer activities. Ask your child to add his own ideas. 

Make a Summery Sign

5. Make a Summery Sign

Welcome summer with this colorful DIY banner!

Do Something for Others

6. Do Something for Others

Summer’s a good time to spread some kindness. Have your kids try one of the above 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 both of the above prompts.Then record, document, or save her creative work and share it with us on Highlightskids.com.

Make a Smoothie

8. Make a Smoothie

Toast the beginning of summer with this delicious, homemade Sunny Island Smoothie!