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Highlights@Home: Humor

Find Your Funny Bone

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Here at Highlights, you and your families continue to be very much on our minds. We know that you are looking for ways to help ensure that your kids are spending at least part of their days engaged in fun, productive activities. We’re excited to introduce Highlights@Home—a free, twice-weekly collection of family-friendly themed stories, puzzles, videos, craft ideas, activities to get you and your kids moving, ways to show kindness and compassion, and more. Our first offering is called Find Your Funny Bone—and we hope you do! Laughing is a great way for your family to burn off steam and improve both your physical and emotional health. It can smooth away the rough edges that are part and parcel of sheltering at home, guard against a case of the blues, and help us gain a deeper sense of intimacy. There’s no question kids will be talking about the days of COVID-19 for the rest of their lives. Highlights@Home can help your family build happy memories amid all this uncertainty.
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1. Find Your Funny Bone

Christine French Cully shares her thoughts on how laughter can help you and your family through this difficult time.

 2. Solve a Puzzle

There are some bear-y special guests in this Hidden Pictures puzzle. Use your imagination—or technology—to play board games with others while socially distancing.

bears doing a puzzle

 3. Read a Graphic Story

Chuckle along with this comic about walking your . . . dinosaur? Then encourage your child to write or draw his own graphic story.

 4. Play a Fairy-Tale Improv Game

Get up and moving with this hilarious improv game that unleashes creativity and keeps kids thinking on their feet.

kids doing improv

 5. Make Apple Smiles

Turn one smile into many with these tasty treats. No apples? No problem! Use the recipe as inspiration to ask your child what food she'd turn into a smile.

apples smiles

 6. Do Something for Others

Make someone's day with a laugh!


 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.


 Can’t get enough laughs? Check out more on HighlightsKids.com and send us your favorite joke or riddle!