Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children October 2019

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

Which Web Is Which? Which spider built each web? Answers on page 38 . Make Your Own Picture Puzzle By Laura Camaione A familiar word or phrase is pictured in each of these puzzles. See if you can figure them out. Then create your own picture puzzle and send it to us! Find our address on page 35. Answers on page 38. Find the Pictures Can you find each of these 11 pictures at another place in this magazine? 4 Ways to Celebrate Cats 1. Visit the cats at your local shelter. Bring a book to read to them, if you’d like! 2. Use a headband and chenille sticks to create cat ears you can wear. 3. If you have a cat, teach her a new trick or play with her and her favorite toy. 4. Draw a picture or a comic strip…

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wild pals

One fall, we saw two chipmunks in our backyard almost every day. We named them Tom and Jerry, and they’d often put on a show for us. We’d laugh as we watched them zip back and forth in what looked like a game of chipmunk tag. Sometimes they’d leap on top of a big rock and strike a comical pose. We’d watch them nibble grass, plants, and acorns. Now and then, they’d stop and look up at us, as if to make sure we were watching. We thought we knew Tom and Jerry well—until we were startled to see Tom (or was it Jerry?) eat a small snake. And he ate the whole thing! Did he give himself a stomachache? we wondered. We did some research and discovered that chipmunks are omnivores,…

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sea-turtle tot

A Sea Turtle’s Journey Using her rear flippers, a female sea turtle scoops a pit in the sand. She lays 50 to 200 eggs in the pit. Then she covers the eggs with sand and returns to the sea. Weeks later, the hatchlings break their soft shells. They dig for days to reach the surface of the sand. When night comes, they scurry to the shoreline and dive into the waves. They ride the undertow to reach deeper and safer waters. There, they eat and grow. By the time a hatchling is 10 years old, it is as big as a dinner plate. If sea turtles find enough food and avoid predators and other threats, they can live for decades.…

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candy comfort

Libbie Stanton was seven years old and on vacation when she heard about a sweet idea. Each year after Halloween, an organization called Soldiers’ Angels accepts candy through a collection drive, Treats for Troops. Then, to help service people feel a little closer to home, Soldiers’ Angels sends the candy to troop members stationed overseas and hands it out to veterans who are patients in military hospitals. Libbie thought her town could help. She put up posters and went on news programs, asking people to donate Halloween candy. She put donation boxes at her school, the public library, and the town’s welcome center. Then the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) organization helped Libbie send the candy to Soldiers’ Angels, which sent the collected treats to service people. A Ton of Sweets Libbie’s candy…

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construction illusion

This Australian office building looks a bit like a fun house, with tilted lines and wonky, wedge-shaped windows. But the lines don’t really tilt, and the windows are perfect rectangles. The architects based the design on a famous eye trick, the café wall illusion. Here’s how it works. Eye Trickery Other than near the black line, is the top of this picture the same shade of gray as the bottom? Use one or two fingers to cover the line in the middle. The top and bottom are . . . the same shade!…

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what happens to tears or nose drips in space?

A Highlights Reader(bye-mail) Because of low gravity in space, an astronaut’s tears don’t fall. Instead, they form a blob of water that stays on the eye or cheek until it’s wiped away. Other fluids move differently in low gravity too. Astronauts get stuffy noses when they arrive in space, and their heads look and feel puffy. That’s because blood and other fluids aren’t pulled down in their bodies as they are in Earth’s gravity. Astronauts deal with a stuffy head in space the same way they do on Earth: by blowing their nose. They just may need to do it a bit more often.…