Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children March 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

On a Roll Follow the paths to match each kid to his or her shoes. Mystery Photo Answer on page 38. Tongue Twister “It’s spring!” sang Sean. Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 10 pictures at another place in this magazine? HAPPY WACKY HAT DAY March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. Lucky Laughs 1. What is a leprechaun’s favorite type of music? 2. What is at the end of a rainbow? 3. Why shouldn’t you iron a four-leaf clover? Answers below. Snow or No? Which would you rather have . . . Head to HighlightsKids.com to take this month’s poll.…

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the right to vote

When I was a kid, my class held a mock election. We created posters for our candidates. We talked about the candidates’ ideas for solving problems. We held a secret ballot to cast our votes. My candidate didn’t win, but it still felt good to have a say. The experience helped me see voting as a way of making decisions in a democracy. It made me look forward to being old enough to vote in a real election, which I did for the first time when I turned 18. America’s laws allow most citizens 18 and older to vote, but that wasn’t always the case. Many people fought hard for years to create the voting laws we have today. You can read about one of these heroic people in “Ringing the…

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lunch notes

“Your mom puts notes in your lunchbox?” A lex set his lunch tray on the table near his friend Leo. “Trade you some fries for some pretzels,” Alex said. “Deal,” said Leo, taking his bag of pretzels out of his lunchbox. Alex noticed a folded piece of paper at the bottom of Leo’s lunchbox. “What’s that?” demanded Daniel, another boy in their class. Before Leo could answer, Daniel grabbed the paper. He unfolded it and read in a loud voice: “Dear Leo, I hope you have a great day. Love, Mom.” Daniel snorted. “Your mom puts notes in your lunchbox?” “Yes,” Leo said. Daniel read the note again, to himself. It almost looked as if he wanted to keep it. “Give it back to Leo,” said Alex. “Well, who wants a note anyway?” Daniel said. “I do,” said Leo. “What’s that?” demanded…

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getting to the goal!

“How can I go from sofa-sitter to soccer star?” You have lots of things you’d like to do. But sometimes it’s hard to get to the finish line. How can you break bad habits and develop good ones? How can you accomplish your goals? Here are a few comments we often hear from kids, followed by ideas that might help. I CAN’T RESIST SCREEN TIME! To change a habit, try changing where you spend time. If you usually f lop on the couch and f lip on the TV or a video when you’re bored, go somewhere else instead. Take a book to your room or a sketchbook to the porch. Or ask if you can help cook in the kitchen. THE GOAL SEEMS HUGE! WHERE DO I START? It all starts with “showing up.” Then take…

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how do icicles form? why don’t they form in other shapes?

Madeline Scheuerman • Virginia Icicles form when dripping water meets freezing-cold air. Picture a snowy roof. Sunlight or the building’s warmth melts some of the snow. Water from the melted snow drips off the roof. If the air is cold enough, it refreezes the drip into ice. Water trickles down a little at a time over that frozen drip. As more drops flow down and refreeze, the icicle grows longer. Gravity pulls the flowing water downward. Since that makes an icicle’s tip grow faster than its sides, icicles are always long and pointy.…

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JEM-in-eye-RAP-tur “Twins’ hunter” (named after twin geologists Drs. Celina and Marina Suarez, who discovered the fossil’s site) Geminiraptorwas discovered based on just a jawbone! From that bone, scientists could tell that this dinosaur was similar enough to Troodonto be a relative. But it was also different enough that they knew it was a new species. It’s the earliest troodontid found in the United States from the time period. Although most early relatives of Troodon were chicken-sized, Geminiraptorwas larger.…