Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children June 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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1 min.
fun this month

Planting Puzzler Gabby planted four rows of vegetable seeds, but she can’t remember which row is which. Use the clues to figure out which type of vegetable is planted in each row. Clues • The cabbage is not in the bottom row. • The carrots are not in the top row. • The green beans are in neither the top nor the bottom row. • The peppers are between the beans and the cabbage. Movie Snack Survey Which snack do you prefer at the movies? POPCORN 56% CANDY 44% Head to HighlightsKids.com to take this month’s poll. Mystery Photo 4 “Play at Home” Sports By Teresa A. DiNicola 1. BASKETBALL rolled-up sock, bucket 2. BOWLING empty plastic bottles, tennis ball 3. MINI GOLF Ping Pong ball, plastic cup (turned on its side), broom 4. BALANCE BEAM Strip of masking tape on floor or driveway Find the Pictures Can you find…

1 min.
what we wish others knew

We love learning about the kids who read Highlights. In letters and e-mails, you often share things that make you happy or things that worry you. Sometimes you tell us what you like about Highlights or what you think is missing from it. Hearing from you is one of the best parts of our job. And when you respond to our call “What I Wish You Knew” (pages 16–17), we get to know you even better. This is one of my favorite features. Recently, I met someone new. Instead of asking me “What do you do?” she asked me “What are your interests?” That gave me a chance to talk about my work, my family, and my hobbies. I felt that she saw me as a whole person. As nine-year-old Eleanor says…

3 min.
when the truth is easier

Brrrring! The bell rang as Will tapped out a quick beat on his desk. I’ve nailed it, finally! he thought. He couldn’t wait to play it for Mia. Will and his neighbor Mia had been working for weeks on a song for Saturday’s band competition. It had a great hook and even better lyrics, but Will and Mia had been stuck on the ending. He waved when he saw a familiar face jogging toward him down the hall. “Hey, buddy!” Liam grinned. “Ready for some hoops after school? I’ve been working on my jumper.” He spun and shot an imaginary ball into the air. Will’s mind spun too. Uh-oh. He’d forgotten all about basketball. He didn’t want to bail on Liam, but he was dying to try out the new ending. Maybe if he had…

1 min.
goofus and gallant

Goofus runs on the pool deck. Gallant follows the pool rules. “No!I want pancakes,”says Goofus. “Thanks, Grandma,”says Gallant. Tell us when you’vefelt like Goofus or Gallant! Visit HighlightsKids.com or write to Highlights Goofus and Gallant Moments 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431 YOUR Goofus and Gallant Moments “I felt like Goofus when I hid my brother’s favorite toy.” Reeves, Age 6, Georgia “I felt like Gallant when I read to my brother and sister.” Maddy, Age 9, California…

1 min.
team power!

The kids in Girl Scout Troop 61150 tackle some big projects. And they get each one done by breaking it down and working together. After hearing about storm damage and power outages that had happened in other states, the troop talked about how people can prepare for natural disasters. Nine-year-old Rebecca Fusco came up with the idea of putting together Life Buckets. These buckets would be filled with emergency supplies that families might need, such as food, blankets, matches, and even playing cards. The other troop members loved the idea. So each one tackled a different topic, researching and writing up how to handle different issues in an emergency. they printed brochures with information about each topic, all to be put in the Life Buckets. Together, the troop made and gave away 99…

1 min.
pollen power

Pollen—the dusty yellow powder all over this bee—is made by flowers. It helps plants make seeds. Many plants don’t use their own pollen to make seeds. They use pollen from other flowers of the same kind. How do they get it? It is carried to them by pollinators like insects, bats, and lemurs, or by wind. For example, this honey bee sees the colorful flower. She lands to drink sweet juice (nectar) from deep inside and to collect pollen, which sticks to her hairy body. When she visits other flowers, some of this pollen may rub off on them. 1 When a flower opens, its anther releases pollen. 2 Some pollen sticks to a visiting insect. 3 Pollen that the insect carried from another plant may rub onto the stigma, a sticky part of the flower.…