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Fun Game Websites for Kids - 12 and Under

Updated on April 28, 2015

Fun and Safe Online Games for Kids

Computers are a great source of entertainment, but as a parent I want to make sure when my kids use the computer they are doing so safely.

Below I have come up with some websites that are not only safe, but fun for kids too!

It's a good idea to sit with your child while they explore a new site. Many game websites have a "parent's area" so you can learn more about what they do to ensure your child's safety.

Flickr Photo Credit: Lucélia Ribeiro

Club Penguin

Good for ages: 6 and Up

Type of Game Play: A virtual world of penguins where you can chat with friends and play a variety of games. Things are always changing in penguin world, you never know what's going to happen next!

Safety Factor: Filtered chat and live moderators offer a fun and safe environment for kids. No third-party advertising.

Pay to Play Option: Membership allows access to special features (like "buying" clothes for your penguin and furnishings for their igloo), more games and exclusive activities. $5.95 for a monthly membership, other pre-paid plans available.

More Info Play Sets, Plush and games that can be purchased at retail stores contain codes for exclusive rare items for your online penguin. Include on of these items in an Easter Basket for a fun surprise!

Start Playing Club Penguin Now!

Take a look around Club Penguin World!

Club Penguin Merchandise - Collect codes for rare Club Penguin online items!

Minecraft

Good for ages: 8 and up

Type of Game Play: Minecraft is a building game that has endless possibilities. You can build anything your imagination can come up with.

Game play has two main modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger.

Pay to Play Option: Minecraft is available for download on PC and is also available on Xbox, ipod, iphone and android devices. PC an Xbox price is about $19.95. There are some other additional items that can be purchased like new skin packs which allows you to change the look of your minecraft character.

Start Playing Minecraft Now!

A Look at Minecraft

Buy Minecraft Items on Amazon

Roblox

Good for ages: 8 and up

Type of Game Play: Roblox is a multiplayer online game virtual playground and workshop designed for children. The game is made up of building bricks of various shapes and sizes. Players can build anything and share their creations with the Roblox community. Create a Roblox character and customize it with various body blocks, hair, accessories, etc. Visit user-created rooms and interact with your environment, play games or make friends! You can even build your own room with endless possibilities. Ride a roller coaster, go to school, run an obstacle course . . anything is possible on Roblox! Log on daily to earn "Tix" to spend on custom clothing and accessories for your Roblox character. Roblox is a kid-friendly place on the internet where your children can exercise their creativity in a moderated online environment.

Pay to Play Option: Robox offers 2 Play-to-Play options: Builders Club and Turbo Builders Club. (Starting at $5.95 a month.) Becoming a paid member allows you to create more active places that other members can visit and explore, earn ROBUX to spend on exclusive gear for your Roblox characters, create groups and more.

Roblox gift cards are available at Game Stop and Walmart. Makes a great gift for kids!

Start building at Roblox today!

Explore Roblox

Wizard 101

Good for ages: 6 and up

Type of Game Play: Wizard101 is an online, Wizard school adventure with collectible card magic, wizard duels, and far off worlds! The game allows players to create a student Wizard in an attempt to save Wizard City and explore many different worlds.

Pay to Play Option: Purchasing a memebership gives you access to all areas, early access to new content and access to post on message boards.

Enter the magic world of Wizard 101!

Have a look around Wizard 101!

Poptropica

Good for ages: 6 and up

Type of Game Play: Players can travel, play games, compete in head-to-head competition, and communicate safely with each other. There is a role-playing component as players are encouraged to finish "island missions" and get medallions.

Visit Poptropica.com now!

Tour Poptropica!

Play along with your favorite TV show characters!

Spongebob, iCarly and more are at Nick.com. Age 6 and up.

Play games featuring Ben 10, Pokemon and the rest of the gang from Cartoon Network. Age 8 and up.

Your favorite characters like Curious George and Elmo are here with fun games to play at PBSkids.org. Age 4 and up.

Play games along with your friends from Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, Suite Life of Zack and Cody and the rest of the crew from Disney Channel. Age 6 and up.

Educational Sites

Kids will be having so much fun, they won't even realize they're learning!

Prongo.com: Filled with free educational games, Jokes and Brain Teasers. Sections for ages 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12.

CoolMath4Kids.com - Fun match games for Ages 3-11 (pre-algebra)

Variety of Flash Games

Good for ages: 8 and up.

*Parents be cautioned - these sites do contain some animated fighting/shooting games and have more links to outside websites and 3rd party advertising.*

MiniClip.com

FreeOnlineGames.com

KidsGameHouse.com

Moshi Monsters

Good for ages: 6 and up

Type of Game Play: Moshi Monsters is a free online game for kids, in which they adopt a monster and look after it. Kids care for their monster by solving puzzle games, which earn their monster virtual rewards called Rox. Kids can spend Rox on virtual items like food, furniture and other treats and toys for their monster. Over time their monster will increase in level, be able to visit new locations in Monstro City, and earn all kinds of in-game rewards for playing. Monster owners will also be able to make friends with other owners and leave messages on their pages.

Pay to Play Option: Members get exclusive access to all sorts of cool extras like access to seeds that will attract a host of new little rare Moshlings, change your pet's colors whenever you want with Moshi Makeover, access to secret places and more Rox to spend on Moshi goodies for your Moshi monster. Prices start at $5.95 for one Month.

Adopt your Moshi Monster now!

Moshi Monsters Virtual Tour

NeoPets

Good for ages: 6 and up

Type of Game Play: Neopets is based around the virtual pets that inhabit the virtual world of Neopia. Visitors can create an account and take care of up to four virtual pets, buying them food, toys, clothes, and other accessories using a virtual currency called Neopoints. Neopoints can be earned through playing games, investing in the game's stock market, trading, and winning contests. Users can explore the world of Neopia with their Neopets and interact with each other through the Neoboards, NeoMail, guilds, and Key Quest.

Pay to Play Option: Neopets Premium is an extended version of the site, for which members pay for monthly or yearly subscriptions. With Premium membership, external ads are removed and certain benefits are added, like extra Neopoints and Premium only forums. The NC Mall allows players to buy items used mainly for customizing their Neopets or Neohomes using Neocash. Players must purchase Neocash with real money through PayPal.

Click here to adopt your Neopet now!

What website do your kids love?

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      adette 3 years ago

      My daughter loves playing MovieStarPlanet. She never stops talking about it. Always asks for "VIP".

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      LearnKidstoRead 4 years ago

      My son loves Minecraft - he's getting really good at it - I can't make sense of it though! Great lens thanks for the info. Will try some of these games out with my son. Sue

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      Fredzup 4 years ago

      My Granddaughters are hooked on watching Monster High, I will share these options over the Christmas Holiday, and thanks for clearing up what a Moshi is, we our little Grandson is into that.

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      ninjadude 5 years ago

      some good games

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      chika-muonweokwu 5 years ago

      xenhotel,moviestarplanet,meez,guffins,kerpoof,smallworlds,roblox,woozworld

      thats it sorry

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      twospots 5 years ago

      One other good one is Shidonni. Its old they dont make the plushs anymore but its really fun

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      hoti183 5 years ago

      moviestarplanet is a good game 2

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      virtualboy 5 years ago

      anything with vido games

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My daughter loves club penguin she first played it in 2009 and now its different.Great lens

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      AstroLightning 5 years ago

      POPTROPICA IS BEST!!!

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      pinkyisi 5 years ago

      I love Moshi Monsters. It's like the best game ever!!

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      baby-strollers 6 years ago

      We three under 6, this is just what I need.

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      colleenw1 6 years ago

      When my daughter was younger she really loved the NeoPets website... Great lens!!!

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      Club Penguin and Wizards are two of my kids favorites. Will have to have them try Moshi Monsters.

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      Quirkyart 6 years ago

      I would add www.uptoten.com. A really fun site for kids up to ten.

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago

      My kids love dressupgames.com Great lens!

      :)

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      mrducksmrnot 6 years ago

      Keep adding. I'll try and reference some and email to you to add to your lens. Nice lens

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      djeby 6 years ago

      There are some good suggestions for games on this lens. Really helpful for kids.

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      JoeSteinbeck 6 years ago

      pbskids is where my kids go - they love the educational games there.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      My kid is really big on Moshi Monsters - actually the whole family is :) Lovely lens about kids games online, angel blessed.

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      JennySui 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such useful resources for kids. My little niece like to play games and she would love these.

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      dessertlover 6 years ago

      My son plays a game called wizball. It's something to the affect of building an obstacle course for a ball to play on.

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      Fun lens! I like all your ideas here, my little nieces and nephews are always playing webkinz but I bet they'd absolutely love these. Thanks for sharing!

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      permmonkey 6 years ago

      you need to add webkinz and woozworld to this list! lol!

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      mumsgather 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing!

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Great collection of sites for kids!

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      Link2 LM 6 years ago

      We will have to check out some of your websites listed here. We started out watching funny YouTube videos that made us laugh when we were babies. Then we moved on to educational YouTube videos and other educational sites. Thank you for sharing.

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      luzgames 6 years ago

      Great games you highlight.

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      charle lm 6 years ago

      Nice lens , very good collection of nice sites , I also wrote a lens about strategy games and would like you to read it , thanks

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      Good collection of safe sites

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      squid-pinkchic18 7 years ago

      Awesome sites to have on hand, especially for the young ones. When I was little, we played whatever we could find which wasn't necessarily the best influences (Ex. Bodycount...) These look like they'd be a lot better suited for kids. Great lens!

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      Kim 7 years ago from Big Lake, MN

      This is great! Now that school is out for the summer, I need something to keep my 7 year old busy. We're going to check out the educational websites together.

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      kidswebsites 7 years ago

      This is a great site! I love using Squidoo to find stuff for my kids to read, watch, learn and play online. I found a great index of kids websites on Squidoo.com. It has info on E-Learning, games, kids TV and software. Keep it up!

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      SecretBuilders 8 years ago

      Very nice page. Check out SecretBuilders.com, a virtual MMO for kids 6 to 14 years old.

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Excellent lens, very useful 5*