Free online learning games for kids

Who has time to find all the best free online learning games for kids?  Me.  I know that inquisitive parents of inquisitive kids might need these sites.  One day.  Some day.  So, here you go.

But first, a quick newsflash . . Imagination Soup is getting a makeover.  Thanksgiving will bring an amazing new look (=landing page + categories) and lots of educational product giveaways It’s going to be big.  Tell all your friends.

And now back to my regularly scheduled post — free online learning games and websites for kids.  I’ve done a ton of research and found some GREAT sites to recommend.

Roy the Zebra Ages 4 – 6 Games, activities
Boowa and Kwala Ages 5 – 7 Music, puzzles, math
E-Learning All ages Math, science, reading, typing & more
Blue Cow Games Ages 4 – 6 Puzzle, matching
National Geographic Ages 5 – 16 Social studies, science
Poisson Rouge Ages 4 – 7 Math, dinosaurs, animals, geography
Knowledge Bears Geography, math, science
Childtopia Ages 5 – 9 Games, drawing, listening, reading & more
Barefoot Books Ages 4 – 8 Buy books, activities free
Starfall Ages 4 – 8 Alphabet, reading
Toy Theater Ages 4 – 7 Math, art, music, reading, puzzles
  • Book Chook

    Ha! 4-7 indeed! i’ve just spent a very pleasant half hour playing at Poisson Rouge.

    Thanks for these!

  • Elise

    Thank you for this list. I have been checking out some of the sites and will use them when my daughter is a little older.

  • Mindi @ B.A. Bookworm

    Thanks for putting that great list together! I’ve been needing to find some new site for my 7yo. She will be really happy to try these out.

    Also, I’m looking forward to seeing your new look!

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  • Gabriel

    I can second the rec’s for Boowa and Kwala, Poisson Rouge, and Starfall. My son loves those. I’m glad to have some new ones to try too!

  • Whitney Trujillo

    So helpful! Thanks for putting this together. This may actually save me next week when my house is overrun with my nephews!

  • Melissa Taylor

    Thanks for the feedback — I’m glad Susan got her gaming fix, too! :)

  • amy @teachmama

    woo-hoo! Melissa, I want to hug you! I’ve wanted to do a post like this for weeks now but am just too bombarded with other things to really do the research.

    How would you feel about a re-post of sorts over at I’m thinking in the next week or so. . . let me know. I’d be so, so, so happy if you’d be a guest writer. Your site totally rocks, and I’m sure my readers would want to marry you the minute they saw your schtuff.

    let me know–amy

  • rachel whetzel

    Thanks for this!! I have a 9 year old that I have trouble finding good games on line for! Most places cut off just below his age.

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