Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children February 2020

The experts at Highlights know how to keep kids motivated while they learn. Filled with fiction, nonfiction, Hidden Pictures®, skill-building puzzles, science experiments and more, this read-only digital version of Highlights magazine strengthens reading abilities, promotes creativity, sharpens thinking skills, and helps build confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 6-12.

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fun this month

Winter Rhyme Time Find 8 things in the scene that rhyme with snow or ice. Answers on page 38. Peculiar Pet Poll Which would you rather have as a pet? 60% A tiny horse 40% A giant hamster Giddyup to HighlightsKids .com to take this month’s poll. Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 12 pictures at another place in this magazine? Mystery Photo Answer on page 38. Need a quick game-time snack? Super Bowl Trivia The Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl. This year’s Super Bowl takes place on Groundhog Day, February 2. American s eat more on Super Bowl Sunday than on any day except Thanksgi ving. Tongue Twister Allen’s balanced valentines.…

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who do you want to be?

Dream big. Set goals. Work hard. Don’t let other people bring you down. Brandon Copeland, a linebacker for the New York Jets, shares this advice in “Dream Big” (pages 16–17). Cope tells us how studying hard in school as a kid helped him develop the work habits he needed to create the “special type of life” he imagined for himself. Not only is he a great football player, but he’s also a professor, a business owner, a loving dad and husband, and a person who likes to serve his community. Help others. Share your time. Be grateful. Cope says thinking about who you want to be is more important than what you want to be. What kind of person will you be? That’s what matters. The rest will follow. I’m wondering about…

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the sneeze around the world

The biggest sneeze there ever was belonged to Zachariah Fuzz. It hurled him up into the sky. Australia, Asia sped right by. America (both North and South) whizzed underneath his open mouth. Antarctica appeared below—that’s when his sneeze began to slow. When Africa showed up at last, he wobbled as he floated past. Then, over Europe, tumbled down, alighted in a Spanish town. The people there were never rude. They all politely called, “¡Salud!” Salud is the Spanish word for “health.” After a sneeze, salud is used in the same way as bless you.…

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sia connects the dots

M y class is visiting the art museum today. I can’t wait! I sit at the front of the bus, next to the art teacher. We’re going to look at a painting called A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. It shows a park in France. We’ve seen pictures of the painting at school. But now we’ll see the real thing. “Afterward, we’ll paint our own neighborhood,” I hear Ms. Kattan say. I stop smiling. Our bus rolls past garbage and graffiti and old buildings. I sigh. Nothing to paint here. After a while, we pass skyscrapers and planters filled with forever-greens. I breathe. We’re almost there. “This park doesn’t look like where I live.” When we stop, I hop off and wave to the bronze lions out front. I know them because Mama cleans off…

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kids speak peace

Peace Is . . . Peace is inner happiness that shines through acts of kindness. Peace is the calmness of a beautiful garden that creates magical thoughts. Peace brings the joy of friendship. Erik Dube Age 9 • Maine Seeds of Peace In every single person, There are seeds of peace inside them. Peace that calms people who are scared. Peace that gives hope to hopeless moments. Peace that makes a new and better world. Keep making those seeds of peace. Cate Salgado Age 10 • Nevada Peace Is Love Love is when we come together as one like a family and are thankful for each other. Love does not see differences. Love is all around the earth. So peace can be all around the earth. Aeiden Barnes North Carolina Peace is friendship. Be kind to each other. You CAN be friends with…

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do mars rovers stay on mars, or do they come back to nasa?

The rovers stay on Mars! One example is the rover named Opportunity. NASA landed it on Mars in January 2004. The plan was for a 90-day mission, but Opportunity was able to keep exploring and sending back pictures and information for another 14 years! In June 2018, a dust storm swept across Mars and surrounded Opportunity. Although the storm went away, NASA hasn’t been able to communicate with the rover since then. Bringing rovers back to Earth would be very expensive. So far, all rovers have stayed on the Red Planet.…