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Games & Activities

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Activity Sites

Camp Wonderopolis
Take a summer journey to explore science, with hands-on experiences and a progress tracker.


Art & Culture: Music, Poetry & More

Africa for Kids
Make an African mask, listen to and play your own thumb piano tunes, read a Swahili folk tale, and see photos from African schools.

Leonardo's Workshop
Cool site where you can go on an interactive art adventure!

Poetry Writing
Get tips from Jack Prelusky, Jean Marzollo, and Karla Kuskin or use the Poetry Idea Engine to create your own haikus, limericks, and more!

San Francisco Symphony for Kids
Listen, learn, play a tune on the Performalator, or compose your own tune with the Composerizer!


Craft Ideas & Coloring

Boowa & Kwala
Activity site for preschoolers featuring interactive games, children's stories and music, and craft ideas.

CBeebies
Print and color pictures, watch video clips, find craft projects, and play games centered around your favorite BBC shows. Includes Clifford, Teletubbies, and Bob the Builder.

Crayola Kids
Get free coloring pages and craft ideas.

Haring Kids
Play hangman or try the interactive coloring book.

Nick Jr.
Features daily crafts and activities. Find fun games under Playtime.

Origami
Get step-by-step illustrated instructions on making an origami crane.


Games, Puzzles & Trivia

 Books and Authors' Sites

American Girls
Take fun quizzes, play games with your favorite American girls, and more!
Dav Pilkey's Extra Crunch Website O' Fun
Play games like
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy and Super Diaper Baby.
Goosebumps Games
Ghoulish games and activities to thrill you and chill you!
Harry Potter Activities Games
Test your knowledge of the Potter world with the Wizard Challenge and more.
Seussville
Select the appropriate bandwidth for you internet connection, then click on the "Playground" sign for fun with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. You can also attend
Seussville University to learn basic reading, math, science, and reasoning skills.
Shel Silverstein: The Official Site for Kids
To make your own bookmarks, play games with Shel's poems, or solve poetry puzzles, go to the "Let's Have Some Fun" section.


Computer Skills

Dance Mat Typing
A fun introduction to touch typing for children ages 7-12.
Get Your Web License
Take the "Rules of the Road" test to earn your PBS Kids web license.
Net Smartz Kids
Games and activities to help you learn about Web use and safety.


For Preschoolers

Boowa & Kwala
Activity site for preschoolers featuring interactive games, children's stories and music, and craft ideas.
Lil' Fingers
Storybooks for toddlers. Read a story, play a game, or design funny faces.
Starfall
Math and reading games and activities designed for preschool children through 2nd grade./font>


More Games

America's Story from America's Library
Learn more about American history and play games like
Presidents Scavenger Hunt, Super Sleuth, Treasure Hunt, Batter Up, and You're the Animator (you can create your own cartoon!). From the Library of Congress.
Cartoon Network
A huge selection of games featuring popular cartoon characters.
Disney Channel
Games based on your favorite Disney shows. Top scores are posted on the site.
Fun Brain
A huge collection of games, including a variety of math and arcade games. You can select games by grade level.
Funschool
Excellent site featuring a wide variety of games, quizzes, and coloring pages.
Haring Kids
Play
hangman or try the interactive coloring book.
I Spy
Games, riddles, and fun. Can you spy the hidden objects in these riddles?
Jigzone
Offers puzzles galore. You can even time yourself & compete against others.
Lyndsey's Mania
Play games like
Crack the Code and take geography and math quizzes.
National Geographic Kids: Games
Go on interactive adventures to explore the tomb of an unknown mummy or visit the settlement of Jamestown, or play any of the other fun games like GeoSpy or Armadillo Alley.
Nick Jr.
Features daily crafts and activities. Find fun games under Playtime.
Nickelodeon
Visit Nicktropolis to get to fun games and trivia challenges.
PBS for Kids
Music, games, and coloring. Featured shows include
Cyberchase, Dragon Tales, Curious George, Berenstain Bears, Sesame Street, Arthur Reading Rainbow, and Zoom (for fun recipes for kids, try CafeZoom!). You can also check out the Democracy Project and be president for a day!
Prongo.com
Games, jokes, brain teasers, quizzes, and tons of cool links. You can browse games by target age groups.
Starfall
Math and reading games and activities designed for preschool children through 2nd grade.

last updated 3/10/2015