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Highlights High Five July 2018

For beginning readers! The stories and poems, crafts and recipes, puzzles and other activities in this read-only digital version of High Five magazine set children on the path to lifelong learning. Each 36-page issue reinforces reading skills, math skills and other areas of learning, and offers activities that help build self-confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 2-6.

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United States
Highlights for Children, Inc.
$8.93(Incl. tax)
$59.59(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
working together

“Dad’s birthday is tomorrow,” said Tex and Indi’s big sister, Arizona. “Do you want to help me make him a super-special birthday card?” “Or what if we make him a super-special birthday breakfast?” said Tex. “No, let’s make up a super-special birthday song,” said Indi. “We always do your ideas,” said Tex to Indi. “We never do my ideas.” “No, we always do your ideas,” said Indi. “We never do my ideas.” “You two are being silly gooses,” said Arizona. “If we work together, we can do all of our ideas.” The twins and Arizona gathered paper, markers, and stickers from the craft box and made a super-special birthday card. Then they worked together to make up a super-special birthday song. And the next morning, they worked together to make a super-special birthday breakfast. “Wowee-zowee!” said Dad, grinning. “A yummy breakfast, a…

1 min.
playing with clay

It was too hot to play outside, so Chica-Chick pulled out her modeling clay. “¿Quieres jugar?” she asked her grandma. “Yes, I’d love to play,” said Grandma Hen, sitting next to her. Chica-Chick rolled some yellow clay into a ball. Then she added orange clay to make a beak. “That’s so colorful,” said Grandma Hen. “What is it?” “Es un pollito amarillo,” said Chica-Chick proudly. “I love your little chick!” said Grandma Hen. “I’ll use this white clay and try to make one too.” Next, Chica-Chick used the red clay and made an animal with many legs. “Hmm, is that a crab?” asked Grandma Hen. “Sí, es un cangrejo rojo,” said Chica-Chick. She set the crab next to the chick and started making something with the green clay. “Is that an iguana?” said Grandma Hen. “No, es una rana verde,” said Chica-Chick. She helped…

1 min.
splish, splash, splosh!

Eric the goldfish blew out his cheeks. The sun coming through the open window was making his water very hot. Outside sat a water pitcher under a sun umbrella. It looked lovely and cool. With a mighty push, Eric swam up and out of the bowl. Wheee! He landed, splish, in the pitcher. But, oh dear. No plants to swim around, no rocks to hide behind. It was very boring. On the garden path was a bowlful of rainwater. It looked lovely and cool. With a mighty push, Eric swam up and out of the pitcher. Wheee! He landed, splash, in the bowl. But, oh dear. There were still no plants to swim around, still no rocks to hide behind. That’s when Eric noticed the pond. It looked lovely and cool. With a mighty push, he swam up…

1 min.
red, white, and blue berry shortcakes

You Need • 16-ounce can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough• Flour• 2 tablespoons of butter, melted• Sugar for sprinkling• 2 cups raspberries• 2 cups blueberries• 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey• ²/ ³ cup heavy whipping cream• 1 tablespoon sugar•/ ³ cup plain Greek yogurt Before You Begin Adult: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place a mixing bowl in the refrigerator. 1. Separate the dough and place each piece on a clean surface dusted with flour. Flatten each biscuit with your palm and cut out star shapes using a 3-inch cookie cutter. 2. Arrange the stars on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush lightly with the butter and sprinkle with sugar. Adult: Bake according to package directions. Transfer to a rack and let cool. 3. Mix the berries in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of honey. Taste and…

1 min.
track the moon

1. When you go outside, look up to the sky. During the day, you may see clouds, the Sun, and the Moon. At night, you may see stars and the Moon. Each time you see the Moon, it may be in a different part of the sky. When the Moon looks like a round circle, it is called a full moon. What does the Moon look like in the night sky? Does it look the same in the day? 2. Tonight, go outside to look at the Moon. Draw a picture of what it looks like. You can also ask an adult to write what you notice about the Moon. Repeat this for a few days, then look back at your drawings. What do you notice about the Moon?…