Kids & Teens
Highlights for Children

Highlights for Children November 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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fun this month

Scarf Stumper Sebastian made scarves for his friends. Who will get each scarf? Sophia loves stripes. Gavin’s favorite color is green. Parker doesn’t like patterns. Fahima likes fringe on a scarf. Answers on page 38. ¡Hola! Hello! Konnichiwa! This World Hello Day, try to say hello to 10 people in your life. Wave to a neighbor, or smile at a younger kid in school. World Hello Day is about spreading peace by reaching out to others. What else could you do to make the world a friendlier place? Mystery Photo Answer on page 38. Tongue Twister Cranes carry crates of crafts. FOUR WAYS TO Give Thanks 1. Thank a friend or neighbor by decorating a paper plate with pictures of food. Write a thank-you note on the back. 2. Give the toys you’ve outgrown to a younger cousin or friend (with a parent’s permission). 3. Make…

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explore new paths

When is the last time you tried something new? After George W. Bush, our 43rd President, left the White House, he wanted to try something very different. Now he is using his new talent for portrait painting to honor the men and women who have served in our military. “President and Painter” (pages 16–17) is an inspiring reminder of the sacrifice and courage of veterans. This story also shows us that it’s important to try new things. The world offers so many interesting paths to explore that we can keep growing and learning all our lives. That’s what I hope to do. Someday, I want to learn how to draw or paint. I’d also like to learn to speak Spanish fluently. I’d even like to learn how to raise a baby…

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In the dreamy silenceOf the afternoon, a Cloth of gold is wovenOver wood and prairie;And the jaybird, newlyFallen from the heaven,Scatters cordial greetings,And the air is filled withScarlet leaves, that, dropping,Rise again, as ever, With a useless sigh forRest—and it is Autumn. ALEXANDER POSEY was a well-known author during the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, in what is now Oklahoma. Posey was the owner and editor of the Eufaula Indian Journal. His poetry and writings often advocated for improving conditions in Indian Territory.…

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sticky-treat sushi

Stack and roll sweet candy treats. 1. Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 5 seconds in a microwave oven and stir. Repeat until melted. 2. Add 2½ cups of marshmallows to the bowl. Heat for 15 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. 3. Stir in 3 cups of rice cereal. 4. Scoop the sticky rice onto a sheet of parchment paper. Place another sheet over it. Use a rolling pin to flatten the sticky rice until it is ¼ inch thick. Remove the paper. 5. With a pizza cutter, cut the sticky rice into 1-inch-by-4-inch rectangles. 6. Cut fruit rolls into 5-inch pieces. Ask an adult for help with anything sharp or hot.…

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lived it, learned it

Sometimes there’s a problem you just can’t solve on your own. What do you do? Do you ask someone for help? That’s what the kids whose letters are published in “Dear Highlights” (page 42) did. Reaching out to others can give you some great suggestions. But just as other people’s ideas can help you, yourideas can help others. “In My Experience . . .” Think about experiences you’ve had, mistakes you’ve made, or solutions you’ve found. What have you learned that you can pass on to other kids? For example, you and your best friend may have had an argument. But then you figured out a way to work things out so that both of you were happy. What you’ve learned can help someone else. Or maybe you used to get angry when you didn’t win a…

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why does food steam when it is hot?

Joseph Imgrund Age 9 • Illinois That steam you see rising from hot foods shows that heated water is escaping into the air. Almost all our foods contain water. We usually think of water in its liquid form. But, like other substances, it can take the form of a solid, liquid, or gas. Water freezes to form a solid (ice) and evaporates to form a gas (water vapor). Water evaporates around us all the time without our noticing it, such as when spilled water dries up. When we heat a food, we raise its temperature, along with the temperature of the water it contains. As more and more of the heated water molecules change from liquid form to gas, the heated water vapor escapes from the food. Then, as it hits cooler air, the water…