Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children November 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

Election Detection How many differences can you spot between the two scenes? Answers on page 38. Fall Festivities Which is your favorite? Head to HighlightsKids.com to take this month’s poll. Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 11 pictures at another place in this magazine? Three Thanksgiving Games 1. TURKEY FEATHER FLOAT Each player takes a turn blowing a craft feather into the air, keeping it up as long as possible. After each breath, the player must shout the name of a Thanksgiving food. The turn ends when the feather lands or when a player repeats or can’t think of a food. 2. KERNEL COUNTING Give each player a plastic spoon, a bowl of candy corn, and an empty bowl. Set a timer for one minute. Players must hold the spoon handle in their mouth and move as many candies…

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giving thanks

I love Thanksgiving and all its traditions. One tradition in my home is making cranberry relish from an old family recipe. Every Thanksgiving morning, my daughter and I get out the fresh cranberries, pineapple, oranges, and nuts, and we get to work. And every year, we laugh as we remember the time cranberries splattered the kitchen walls—and us! Someone forgot to tighten the lid on the food processor, but I’m not saying who. (OK, it was me.) The poem “Thanksgiving Pies” (page 6) is about a different tradition—having pizza instead of turkey! I wonder if it was inspired by a real pizza-loving family. It could have been. We all know families who have traditions different from our own. Even so, it’s easy to see the things we do that are the…

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thanksgiving pies

Pizza on Thanksgiving Day?It sounds a little quirky. But at my house, we celebrateWith pizza, not a turkey! We use my grandma’s recipe,Which she got from her mother.It’s fun to share the kitchenAs my family helps each other.My dad and I create the crusts,With water, yeast, and f lour.My mom makes the tomato sauce,Which simmers for an hour. My uncle chops the veggies, While my cousins grate the cheese.Last, Grandma adds some spices.(And we all try not to sneeze!) As we gather at the table, We hold hands and close our eyes,Giving thanks for every personWho prepared our special pies.…

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pie for one

“I stayed home to run the shop.” Ding-a-ling! The bell over the shop door jingled. Squirrel set a hot acorn pie on the counter and looked up. “Happy Thanksgiving, Skunk!” said Squirrel. “Your pies are ready!” Skunk smiled. “I hope three earthworm pies will be enough for 10 hungry skunks,” he said. Squirrel handed Skunk three boxes of pie. “There you go. Pie for 10.” “What are your plans for dinner?” Skunk asked as he paid for the pies. “My family is away visiting relatives,” Squirrel said cheerfully. “I stayed home to run the shop, so I’ll be eating alone today.” She shrugged. “Pie for one.” Everyone else had someone to be with on Thanksgiving. “Well, happy Thanksgiving, Squirrel,” Skunk said. Skunk seemed to feel sorry for her, but Squirrel didn’t have time to think about it. The rest…

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goofus and gallant

Goofus watches funny videos when he should do classwork. “Ha-ha.You lost,”says Goofus. Gallant waits until he has free time to play. “Good game!”says Gallant. YOUR Goofus and Gallant Moments “I felt like Goofus when I threw a snowball at my brother and he fell down and cried.” Sebastian, Age 8, Florida “I felt like Gallant when I shared my snack with a friend who didn’t have one.” MeiMei, Age 8, Arizona Tell us when you’vefelt like Goofus or Gallant! Visit HighlightsKids.com or write to Goofus and Gallant Moments 803 Church Street Honesdale, PA 18431…

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kind kids

My family and I set out a box of snacks for our postal carriers. I enjoyed watching them take a snack. Sometimes they even waved to me. A favorite snack was the Dum-Dum suckers. I look forward to putting out another snack box. Lyllieanne Tippery Age 7 • Virginia For World Kindness Day one year, I wrote nice messages on Post-It notes and gave them to my teacher, who posted them on kids’ lockers. Kara Goodwin Age 8 • Ohio I like to make people laugh. I like the smiles on their faces and the laughs of the crowd. Connor Mitchell Age 8 • Alabama I want to make the world a better place with my cello. I sometimes play fun tunes outside. People walk by and smile. I practice songs that my teacher assigns me. Franklin…