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Online Games for Kids

Updated on June 24, 2011

My Search for Online Games for Kids

I have raised and homeschooled three kids. All but one has graduated high school and are in college. We homeschooled through blizzards, floods, and extreme temperatures. We didn't have a lot of money to spend on entertainment, but the kids were at home, a LOT, so a parent finds ways to keep kids busy, entertained, and happy while they try to catch up on chores or just want some quiet.

That is how I happened upon online games for kids. That is not to say that I sat my kids in front of a computer screen for hours at a time or that they never went outside. No, nothing like that. But after a solid week of daytime temperatures never rising above zero and you are in a tiny house with three kids, online games can be a lifesaver.

There are many safe sites that have excellent online games for kids. Some of them have classic games such as Go Fish, Checkers, and Scrabble. Other online games sites for kids have fun games related to movies or television shows. Online games for kids are suitable for kids as young as preschoolers. Some of the online games are difficult enough to be fun for adults. Here is a sampling of many of the excellent sites with online games for kids.

Yahoo! Kids Online Games for Kids

Head over to Yahoo! Kids for one of the best sites for online games for kids. Yahoo! Kids has all types of online games. There are arcade games, board games, online sports games, word games for kids, and just plain fun online games for kids. Yahoo! Kids has more than enough online games for kids that you may decide to not even need to visit any other online games sites.

Funschool Online Games for Kids in Preschool

Funschool has online games for kids in preschool. The online games are free and can be played without downloading anything. These fun online games teach preschoolers how to count. learn their ABCs, and more.

Free Online Games for Kids at Scholastic is one of the best sites for online games for kids. I have homeschooled my kids and they all spent time at this educational website. It is highly recommended. There are plenty of educational games here. But there are also online arcade games for kids, puzzle games for kids, free online trivia games, and more. Lots of fun here.

Educational Online Games for Kids is another excellent site for online games for kids. It is also highly and personally recommended by me. It is a completely safe site for kids. The online games for kids at this site fit ages kindergarten through junior high. The online educational games for kids are also lots of fun. By playing fun online games, kids also learn math skills, reading, grammar, even science. I can't recommend this educational online games for kids website highly enough.

Fun Chuzzle Computer Game

Buy Scrabble to Play on Computer

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      Virginia Kearney 6 years ago from United States

      My kids have spent a lot of time doing these games too. Now they are often able to join their friends online at some of these sites. Often, my kids (five of them) play together on a particular game. That makes these computer games much more like a traditional game playing situation, just with a different media.

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      HangMan 8 years ago

      Really a nice work

      But most of the kids like the small game so that they enjoy while playing.Like the hangman game is one of the game which is liked by every age childern and the all kids enjoy this game as its churns their mind and increase thinking level.

      Did you know that it is The Game of Hanging", hangman is a simple word guessing game that has been known to exist in various forms since the year 1894 where a version of the game was recorded in a book named "Traditional Games" by Alice Bertha Gomme. It is commonly used to help teach children how to spell certain words.

      Play hangman online

      Cheers :)

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      LisaPark 9 years ago from Philippines

      These are really interesting online games. I also suggest some dress up games site like and

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      jennykim 9 years ago from Philippines

      In my case, I suggest you try this site for thousands of FREE and fun dress up games for your kids.

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      jim10 9 years ago from ma

      I recommend it has great flash games that my boys and I love.

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      rnc505 9 years ago

      Thank you. I've been longing for a good list of kids games site for my kids!