Highlights Brings Education and Adventure to Summer Travels

Highlights Summer

Highlights’ summer lineup of products allows kids to journey far beyond their destination, with captivating stories and expressive gear that transform them into little explorers. From glow-in-the-dark graphic tees and backpacks to on-the-go activity books filled with age-appropriate fun that parents can feel good about, Highlights has you covered. Whether you and the family are taking a road trip, gearing up for a long airplane ride or are simply spending some time at grandma’s, Highlights will help bring the adventure while keeping kids engaged in learning.


Complete info on all of Highlight’s new Summer offerings can be found below:


Highlights Graphic Tees:

Ages: 5+ Sizing: XS (4/5), S (6/7), M (8), L (10/12), XL (14/16)

A Highlights tee is a must-have clothing staple that provides a fun way for kids to express themselves, show off their individuality and provides parents a high-quality item to help their child celebrate their uniqueness, and self-expression to the world.

Your kids do great things – so should their tees! All-new tees for summer include Everybody Belongs Paint Splatter Kids Shirt featuring hand-splattered paint so no two tees are exactly alike and United States of Awesome Tie-Dye Effect Kids Shirt featuring glow-in-the-dark ink that will leave kids shining brighter than fireworks on any clear summer night. In addition, there are tons of other best sellers to choose from! The tees are specifically built for all the FUN that comes with childhood from painting and finding hidden objects (look up, that cloud is a rocket ship!) to climbing trees and riding your unicorn. With various designs, kids will love the vibrant colors, fun & funny designs, soft and comfy fabric, cool features like glow-in-the dark, changing color in the sun, gamification of mazes, puzzles and finding hidden objects, and fun scents.



Highlights is expanding into a whole new category with its line of high-quality and durable backpacks that feature Highlights-exclusive designs, to perfectly fit kids ages 5+, and are specifically built for all the fun and collecting that comes with childhood. Each backpack will help kids feel empowered, nurturing their creativity and self-expression as they soak up summer fun and pack their backpacks for family vacation or summer camp.


Highlights Backpacks:

Ages: 5+

Featuring Highlights-exclusive designs, to perfectly fit elementary-school age kids, Highlights backpacks are high-quality in fabric and construction. Made for function and made to last, they are made of superior fabric and made with durability and fun in mind. The backpacks are the perfect size to fit books, tablets, toys, puzzles and all things in between. Designed for on-the-go, they are functional with three exterior pockets and an interior tablet pocket, straps with easy-to-see reflective strips, and gear loops to secure everything that travels back and forth to summer camp or family vacation. ​

The backpacks come in four fun themes of unicorns & rainbows, dinos, space and a Highlights signature style of Do Great Things. The Highlights signature red is found on all the styles, with padded and adjustable straps.

The special Highlights touch comes through in the unique designs that showcase hidden pictures puzzles, jokes & riddles that will make kids LOL and kids can add their own creativity by personalizing their backpacks with stickers. The dino and space designs glow in the dark and are perfect for those nights under the stars.



Highlights summer activities are a must-have for children’s summer to keep them learning and entertained while traveling on the road, in the air and everywhere in between. Little travelers will never get bored along the way with this collection!


Scratch-Off Hidden Pictures Books – Animal Puzzles + Dinosaur Puzzles:

Ages: 6-12

The perfect travel item for any animal-loving + dinosaur-loving child, this activity book offers a unique puzzling experience – combining the visual thrill of scratch-art with ever-popular Hidden Pictures puzzles, as well as mazes, doodle pages, jokes, and more. Kids will love to find hidden objects and express their artistic talents in this spiral-bound book, which includes 20 scratch-off pages with bursts of color beneath, plus bonus full-color puzzle pages.


Hidden Pictures Stickers Things That Go Puzzles:

Ages: 3-6

Stickers bring an exciting new element to everyone’s favorite puzzle—Hidden Pictures! Parents and children won’t believe how many “things that go” are featured in these puzzles: trains, buses, sailboats, sleds, even spaceships. This book is filled with full-color and black-and-white Hidden Pictures scenes about all kinds of transportation, along with 8 pages of vibrant stickers to mark the hidden objects. For Hidden Pictures fans of all ages, this is an unbeatable combination that makes a terrific travel activity!


On-the-Go Puzzles Big Fun Activity Pad:

Ages: 6-12

Hit the road with this Big Fun Activity Pad packed with 90+ travel-themed puzzles and 40 super stickers! Perfect to take on a family trip, this portable pad features cars, trains, planes, bikes, and other ways to get moving–plus stickers! With Hidden Pictures puzzles, mazes, drawing prompts, word puzzles, and more, this book will keep kids entertained for hours on the go. Each puzzle page tears out easily and includes answers on the back, making it simple to share with siblings or friends. Each title in the Highlights Big Fun Activity Pads series offers 192 pages of fun activities packed into a perfectly portable size, making an excellent gift for summer travel. And it fits great in a backpack!



Summer Activity Sets are a perfect solution to summer boredom. These age-appropriate Activity Sets are built with screen-free, independent entertainment in mind to provide kids with an educational, developmental, fun activity that will fill their summer down time in a healthy way. From puzzles and jokes to Highlights’ classic Hidden Pictures, kids will always have something to do whether at home or on the road.


Summer Fun Activity Set:

Ages 0-3

Little ones will stay happy and busy this summer with a set of 4 engaging board books and a puppy plush toy. The Find It Board Books are baby’s first puzzles of age-appropriate seek-and-find fun. They help spark early learning by combining vibrant, baby-friendly pictures and developmentally appropriate challenges. The Who Says I Love You? Book encourages joyful read-aloud experiences between parents and their little ones.


Each Activity Set is complete with:

· Who Says I Love You? Has colorful photos of happy babies and cute critters, plus a heart-shaped mylar mirror at the end

· Find It Board Book: Animals has bonus learning activity about colors

· Find It Board Book: Bedtime has bonus learning activity about the shapes

· Find It Board Book: Things That Go has bonus learning activity about the sounds that vehicles make

· A cuddly Spot plush toy


Summer Fun Activity Set, Ages 3-6:


The Highlights Summer Fun Activity Set has parents covered when it’s too hot or rainy for the kids to go out and play, or anytime they need a quiet break. It includes some of Highlights’ newest books full of age-appropriate activities that will keep the kids engaged with fun and learning.


Each Activity Set is complete with:

· The Great Big Book of My First Puzzles has more than 120 activities perfect for easing younger kids into the world of puzzling. Hidden Pictures puzzles, That’s Silly scenes, matching games, mazes and more are specially created for kids who are just learning how to do puzzles.

· Write-On Wipe-Off My First Hidden Pictures will have young ones excited that they can draw all over these books and wipe away their work like magic, to begin the fun again. Parents will love that this wipe-clean book contains preschool-friendly Hidden Pictures puzzles, words to trace, drawing and more that encourage kids to practice skill-building activities.

· Hidden Pictures Water Magic Books – Splash Into Seasons lets kids paint with nothing but water! Just fill the special pen with water, wet the pages and see them come to life. The scenes are colorful Hidden Pictures puzzles to solve, with fun details that only appear when wet. Then let the pictures dry and they’re ready to reveal the magic all over again.

· High Five Collector’s Edition (Summer) is loaded with 52 pages of stories, games, poems, crafts and activities that make summer fun.


Summer Fun Activity Set, Ages 6-12:

The Highlights Summer Fun Activity Set has parents covered when it’s too hot to play outside or anytime kids need a quiet break. There’s enough fun here to last the entire summer!

Each Activity Set is complete with:

· Puzzlemania Summer Puzzles book captures the carefree fun of summer with puzzle scenes of swimming, camping out and more! Hidden Pictures scenes, mazes, brainteasers and other puzzle types give kids a fun workout in reading and problem-solving activities that boost school skills.

· Scratch-Off Hidden Pictures Animal Puzzles turns our beloved Hidden Pictures puzzles into scratch-off scenes, with room for kids to add their own touches. The themed scenes in this book are bursting with rainbow colors and our signature humor.

· Hidden Pictures Silly Fill-In Stories: Summer Spree activity pad has search-and-find games to solve, then has kids place stickers on the story pages to create one-of-a-kind wacky tales.

· Highlights Collector’s Edition (Summer) is full of stories, games, poems, crafts and activities that make summer fun.