This is a sponsored post in partnership with Highlights and The Motherhood.
It’s easy to let the kids do whatever they want in the summer. For my kids, that would be watching endless YouTube videos on the iPad or making a new batch of slime everyday. I usually like to let them have a week or two of mindless fun and then try and get into a routine where not only are we keeping them busy and entertained but also they are learning a bit too.
Summer Reading Club
My kids love going to our local library. There are some fun events to attend and they love checking out all of the new books. This summer, I signed them up for the Summer Reading Program and we have promised to have a reading hour every day. The kids are excited about filling up a chart with minutes spent reading, discovering new books and characters and maybe even earning some prizes. This is a great way to keep kids entertained but also not fall behind on reading during the summer.
My kids love to get creative – and messy! I used to panic about the mess but I now know that it’s an important part of them being able to show off their creative side. We have a special bin set up at the kitchen table and it’s full of paper, markers and crayons. When I really want to keep them occupied for awhile, I pull out the paint and let them go at it! My 10 year old son loves to decorate old boxes and connect them together to build towers. I love seeing their creative side be unleashed – and that’s such an important part of learning too!
Challenge Them With Fun Apps
I love a good app that not only lets them have fun but challenges them too. I’m thrilled with both the Highlights Hidden Pictures Puzzles app for kids ages 6 and up and the Highlights Hidden Pictures Puzzle Town app for kids ages 3-6. All three of my kids have loved playing with these apps and I have to admit that I have too!
My kids love their iPads! For some reason, watching videos and playing games from their device just makes things more fun. So I’m always looking for apps that will be educational AND fun. That’s why I’m loving that Highlights for Children has brought its world-famous Hidden Pictures puzzles to life! The apps are fun and challenging for kids and parents can be assured that it’s the quality content we’ve always get from Highlights.
Highlights for Children brings its world-famous Hidden Pictures puzzles to life with digital fun the whole family can enjoy! Their apps brings kids the fun and challenge they crave, with the quality content parents expect from Highlights.
Hidden Pictures Puzzle App
I downloaded the Hidden Pictures Puzzle app for Hayden, my 10 year old son to enjoy on his iPad. I knew that he would enjoy this app but I didn’t expect him to play it for close to an hour the first time he opened it! He loved the different challenges and it really motivated him to keep trying and looking for something if he didn’t find it the first time. The more puzzles he solves, more exciting puzzle challenges are unlocked!
The Hidden Pictures Puzzles app is an interactive version of the puzzles that families have loved for generations. It’s a game that your child can play alone or with you! I enjoyed sitting down and playing with my son and he thought it was fun to challenge me. If you’re looking for a brain-booster this summer, the Hidden Pictures Puzzles app is it!
Download Hidden Pictures Puzzles app and try FREE to get:
- 45+ puzzles INSTANTLY, plus NEW puzzles every week!
- Access to themed puzzle worlds and goofy characters that offer tips and fun facts
- Exclusive puzzle challenges, including NEW Hidden Pictures Puzzle Races™
- Fresh, themed content at special times of the year, like Halloween and Winter
- A secure, ad-free experience
Available for iOS and Android. FREE 30-day trial, only $3.99/month after. Users auto-roll into subscription after the trial completes. Cancel anytime.
Through June 17th, Hidden Pictures Puzzles will have a special delivery of six bonus, summer-themed puzzles which is the equivalent of one free week of content! The puzzles are located in the “snail world” which can be found by swiping right on the home screen.
Hidden Pictures Puzzle Town App
There’s no way I’m leaving out Olivia and Evie, my 5 year old twins! They are enjoying some puzzle fun with the Hidden Pictures Puzzle Town app which is geared toward kids ages 3-6. They have loved playing this together and separately. I love that the first few games they found pretty easy but that it challenged them the more they played. It’s the perfect app to keep them thinking this summer before Kindergarten starts.
The Hidden Pictures Puzzle Town app features five engaging games for kids. They can search Highlights’ famous Hidden Pictures puzzles, untangle colorful Picture Mix-ups, earn friendly characters to personalize their towns and much more!
Just like the Hidden Pictures app that challenges Hayden, Olivia and Evie can unlock bonus mini-games, as well as collect characters, accessories and more that let them personalize their towns after they have reached different puzzle-solving milestones.
Download the Hidden Pictures™ Puzzle Town and your child will get:
- 45+ puzzles instantly, plus new puzzles every week
- Five kinds of puzzles, including Highlights’ famous Hidden Pictures scenes
- Adorable characters and accessories to enhance play and personalization
- Exciting bonus mini games that help earn more collectibles
Available for iOS and Android. FREE 30-day trial and only $2.99/month after. Note, user auto-rolls into subscription from the free trial. Cancel anytime.
Through June 30th, Hidden Pictures™ Puzzle Town will have a special delivery of five bonus, summer-themed puzzles which is the equivalent of one free week of content. It will include two Hidden Pictures® puzzles, one Look and Look Again scene, one Match Maker and one Picture Mix-up.
Parents, if you’re looking for ways to stop the boredom and summer slide, you’re definitely going to want to check out both the Highlights Hidden Pictures Puzzles app for kids ages 6 and up and the Highlights Hidden Pictures Puzzle Town app.