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Highlights High Five November 2016

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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Highlights for Children, Inc.
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
help with the feast

When you were young, did you help prepare your family’s Thanksgiving feast? Do you still remember some of the things you did? When I was quite young, I was given the job of arranging the olives and the celery and carrot sticks on a special relish tray. But I also put black olives on my fingertips and carefully ate each one! As I got older, I helped with the holiday baking and made place cards so everyone knew where to sit. These memories of working with my mom have lasted for more years than I care to count. This month, “Turkeys at the Table” (page 31) shows your child how to make seasonal napkin rings. And for a tasty, easy-to-serve dessert, try our “Mini Pumpkin Pies” (pages 34–35). Whether you work together…

1 min.
come join us

The twins were helping Mom make Thanksgiving pies. As they worked, they made up a song: Mix the pumpkin and the eggs. Add the spices, salt, and sugar. Mix the milk in, mix it up. That’s the way we make our pies! When they were almost done, Indi asked, “Mom, why are we making so many pies?” “I want to take one over to Mrs. Lu across the street,” said Mom. Mom put the pies in the oven and the twins helped clean up. When the pies were done and had cooled, they covered one with foil and headed across the street to Mrs. Lu’s house. When Mrs. Lu opened the door, Indi said, “Hi, Mrs. Lu. We brought you a pumpkin pie.” “Why, thank you. It smells delicious. Mimi and I have been feeling a little lonely. It’s nice of…

1 min.
a new flamingo in town

Doña Rosa was enjoying a sunny day in the lake when her friends Mary and Lucy arrived. They were very excited. “There’s a new flamingo in town!” said Mary. “¿Cómo se llama?” asked Doña Rosa. “His name is Oscar,” said Lucy. Doña Rosa smiled. “¿Usa sombrero?” she asked. “Yes! He wears a hat!” answered Mary. “¿Usa pajarita?” asked Doña Rosa. “Yes! He wears a bow tie!” said Lucy. “How did you know?” As they were talking, a flamingo with a hat and a bow tie arrived at the lake. “Look! That’s him!” said Mary. The flamingo walked right up to Doña Rosa and said, “Hola, Rosa.” “Hola, Oscar,” said Doña Rosa. Lucy and Mary were confused. “Wait!” said Mary. “Do you know each other?” “¡Sí, es mi hermano!” said Doña Rosa. “He’s your brother!” said Lucy. “Welcome to our lake, Oscar!” Doña Rosa DOH-nya ROH-sah Doña Rosa ¿Usa…

1 min.
the older one

One morning, Little Bunny accidentally spilled pancake syrup on the table. Mama said, “Try to be more careful, Little Bunny.” But when Baby Bunny plopped a pancake onto her head like a hat, Mama simply laughed. When Little Bunny burped during lunch, Papa said, “What do you say, Little Bunny?” “Excuse me,” said Little Bunny. But after lunch, when Baby Bunny burped—three times!—Papa didn’t even notice. Sometimes it’s no fun being the older one, thought Little Bunny. After supper, Mama lifted Baby Bunny from her high chair. “Bedtime, Baby Bunny,” said Mama. “Good night, Baby Bunny,” said Little Bunny, giving his little sister a big kiss. But Little Bunny had lots of time before he had to go to bed. He played with his cars and trucks. Then Papa and Little Bunny read his favorite book. And he still had time…

1 min.
turkeys at thetable

You Need • Scissors• Long cardboard tube• Orange and yellow craft- foam flowers or craft foam• Crayons or markers• Glue• Wiggle eyes (optional)• Orange construction paper Before You Begin Adult: Cut a long cardboard tube into thirds and cut the top of each section to make this shape. 1. Cut a slit into the side of a tube section. Repeat on the opposite side. Bend and curl the point forward to make the turkey’s head and neck. 2. To make the feathers, cut foam flowers in half (or make them from craft foam) and place into the slits. 3. Draw eyes (or glue on wiggle eyes). To make the beak, cut an orange triangle from construction paper and glue it on. 4. When it’s time for dinner, put a napkin behind the feathers and give everyone a…

1 min.
mini pumpkin pies

Pumpkin pies for everyone! You Need • Flour• 2 batches of 9-inch pie-crust dough• 15-ounce can of pumpkin• 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk• 2 eggs• 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice• ½ teaspoon salt Before You Begin Adult: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with vegetable oil. 1. On a floured surface, roll one batch of dough into a 15-inch-by-12-inch rectangle, about ¹/16 inch thick. Repeat with the second pie-crust dough. 2. Press a 5-inch-wide drinking glass or bowl into the dough and cut out three circles. Gather the scraps of dough into a ball. Roll out the ball of dough and cut two more circles. Repeat with the second pie-crust dough. 3. Put the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and stir until well blended. 4. Press the circles of dough into…