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Make a Rain Meter
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Make a Rain Meter

BrainPlay March 2017
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BrainPlay March 2017

Winter Science Experiments
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14 Winter-Themed Experiments

BrainPlay February 2017
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BrainPlay February 2017

DIY Snow Globe
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DIY Snow Globe

BrainPlay
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BrainPlay January 2017

Rock candy with a twist! Help your kids create sparkly rock-candy ornaments for the holidays.
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Sugar Crystal Ornaments

6 Spooky Science Experiments
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Spooky Science Experiments

33 End-of-Summer Things You Forgot Were Fun
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32 End-of-Summer Activities

Stop summer boredom—before it sets in. Print out this printable, then get the kids to cut these boredom busters into slips and put them in a Mason jar. The next time you hear "I’m bored," point to the jar and don’t take any excuses. There’s so much to do!
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Boredom Busters

Games to Play Outdoors
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Games to Play Outdoors

6 High-Spirited Outdoor Games
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6 High-Spirited Outdoor Games

Download Highlights' free printable BrainPlay questions, then jump right in and use the questions as a starting point for a family game night game that’s sort of like Family Feud—minus commercials. Here’s how to play:
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BrainPlay July 2016

Did you know that butterflies “puddle” in damp spots? They’re searching for minerals they need to be healthy, such as salt. After your kids make the puddle in the backyard, gather the whole family to sit and watch what happens.
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Butterfly Haven

Harness the power of the sun to make art! This unique leaf print needs a little bit of advance planning—and some patience—but from there, it’s pretty simple.
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Sun Prints

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