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Highlights @ Home: Family

We Are (All) Family

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Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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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. Welcome to Highlights@Home—and to this collection of family-themed resources titled We Are (All) Family. 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. The gift of these uncertain times—when we’ve been forced to dial down the daily busy-ness of our lives and rethink our priorities—is time. Time to reflect on our families and what they mean to us.
We are all family
1. We Are All Family

Watch this video from Christine French Cully on using this time to strengthen the family bond .

 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!

pet puzzle

 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 our most-read magazine features.

 

 4. Play Some Rough-and-Tumble Games

The whole family can get silly with these 8 roughhousing games.

crazy fun roughhousing games.

 5. Make a 3-D Picture Frame

Capture a treasured family memory in a cool castle frame! This craft uses materials you'll likely have around the house.

3D castle picture frame 

 

 6. Do Something for Others

Be extra kind to the people and pets in your home today. Try one of these ideas or come up with your own.

do kind things

  7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of these prompts, then record, document, or save his creative output. Share with us on Highlightskids.com.

do something nice for your siblings and pets

 

 

 Need some help navigating sibling or pet troubles? Look for answers to your questions here!