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  • Appropriate for PreK aged youth
  • Appropriate for Elementary aged youth
  • Appropriate for Middle School aged youth
  • For Parents/Teachers/Caregivers
  • 4Kids.org
    http://4kids.org/
    This on-line component to the weekly newspaper feature includes games, a "scavenger hunt" quiz, and links to "cool spots" for kids to use for homework, information or fun. Created by a team focusing on techKNOWLEDGEy.
  • A Game A Day.
    http://www.agameaday.com
    This site offers puzzles, games, and related materials designed to stimulate learning, problem solving, and creative thinking.
  • Activity TV
    http://www.activitytv.com
    Children of all ages can learn and create a variety of crafts ranging from origami to jewelry. In addition, children can play games and participate in other educational activities by watching online video demonstrations.
  • Arcademic Skill Builders
    http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
    Fun and free online multi-player educational math games and language arts games for students and teachers!
  • Chateau Meddybemps.
    http://www.meddybemps.com/index.html
    All kinds of fun for families with younger kids.
  • Chess Is Fun.
    http://www.princeton.edu/~jedwards/cif/intro.html
    Want to learn how to play chess? Want to learn how to play a bit better? Here are some fairly easy “lessons.”
  • Chess Kids.
    http://www.chesskids.com
    Learn to play chess with interactive lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles.
  • Chinook.
    http://web.cs.ualberta.ca/~chinook/
    Computer generated Checkers. “A long-term objective of solving the game of checkers, i.e. determining the game-theoretic value of checkers.” This is a very tough game.
  • Color with Leo
    http://www.colorwithleo.com/
    Explore the world of art through interactive games, hands-on activities, and lessons with a young Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Daily Sudoku
    http://www.dailysudoku.com/sudoku/index.shtml
    Fans of this popular game will enjoy a new puzzle challenge daily. Different levels and patterns such as “squiggly” allow for many ages to enjoy the site.
  • Deaf Planet
    http://www.deafplanet.com
    An expansive resource for Deaf and hearing children to learn together online, in English, French, American Sign Language, and Langue des Signes Québécoise.
  • Discovery School's Puzzlemaker.
    http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com
    Puzzlemaker is a fun and easy puzzle generation tool for all ages that allows users to create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your own word lists.
  • Enigma.
    http://www.stephen.com/enigma/enigma.html
    This is a sliding puzzle site based on a toy of years ago. It offers interesting challenges and is totally addictive.
  • Five Field Kono.
    http://www.darkfish.com/kono/FiveFieldKono.html
    This beautifully designed strategy game is played on a Java board. It’s worth the wait for the board to load up. Based on Chinese Checkers.
  • Fun Brain.com.
    http://www.funbrain.com
    Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Includes some teacher and parenting resources.
  • Funology
    http://www.funology.com
    Entertainment site includes a "Weird Science" component which barely qualifies this site for inclusion in the Science category. Other componets include games, jokes, "Wacky Facts" magic tricks and recipes.
  • Garfield Online.
    http://www.garfield.com/
    Heard the latest? Garfield’s the greatest! Check out what’s happenin’ with everyone’s favorite fat cat! Jim Davis’s official fat-cat site!
  • Highlightskids.com
    http://www.HighlightsKids.com
    Similar to the Highlights magazine, this site offers fun stories, “Hidden Pictures” “Games and Giggles” science articles, and jokes. In addition, there is a daily update on “what happened in history on this date.” Viewers can e-mail editors. Includes a privacy policy and “Safe surfing tips”
  • Imagination Café – Feed Your Mind!
    http://www.imagination-cafe.com
    Imagination Café is safe, fun, education and entertainment site for kids and tweens with quizzes, recipes and articles on careers, animals, history, sports, science, and more!
  • Joan Irvine: The Pop-up Lady.
    http://joanirvine.com
    Joan Irvine is a Canadian author of children’s craft books. Three of the books have instructions on how to make pop-up cards, a set of pop-up instructions, and a contest. Includes links to other pop-up sites.
  • Kaboose: Where Family Comes First
    http://funschool.kaboose.com
    Lots of arcade-style games to play online and coloring pages to print out.
  • MakeBeliefsComix
    http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/
    Make your own comics online with this online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman.
  • MazeWorks
    http://mazeworks.com/
    Offers java based games and puzzles. Some of the puzzles include Tower of Hanoi, chess problems and a maze generator.
     
  • Nickelodeon.
    http://www.nick.com
    Like to watch Nick? Here’s where to click!
  • Official Disney Web Site.
    http://www.disney.go.com/home/today/index.html
    Movies, animation—everything Disney!
  • Official Star Wars Web Site.
    http://www.starwars.com/
    For Star Wars fans everywhere!
  • OwlKids Online.
    http://www.owlkids.com
    At this site from the creators of magazines, you can play games, read stories, do puzzles, find jokes, or send e-cards to your friends.
     
  • PBS for Kids.
    http://www.pbskids.org
    Games and activities connected to your favorite PBS programs, including Arthur, Between the Lions and Sesame Street. Also provides information for grownups on using the site.
  • PBS KIDS GO!
    http://pbskids.org/go/
    Design your own comic strip or see if you’d like to be president for a day. Or maybe you’d like to get your Web License by learning to surf safely or visit the media literacy lab called Get Media Smart. Here is a world of activities to entertain and enlighten. Other game topics include animals, travel, history, and pop culture.
  • Pentalpha.
    http://www.darkfish.com/pentalpha/Pentalpha.html
    Solve this challenging puzzle on a very cool board and then let your friends try solving it. More of a puzzle than a game, the rules are a bit arcane. Requires Java/32-bit browsers.
  • Professor Garfield
    http://www.professorgarfield.org
    Professor Garfield is an interactive learning portal full of educational games and activities for children. It was designed to by teachers to enhance and support classroom learning in new and innovative ways.
  • Prongo.com.
    http://www.prongo.com
    Locate free online games, e-cards, quizzes, jokes, brainteasers, wallpaper, screensavers, and more.
  • Puzzle Choice.com.
    http://www.puzzlechoice.com/pc/Puzzle_Choicex.html
    Choose from crosswords, word searches, word play games, logic and number puzzles and more.
  • Quiz Hub.
    http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm
    Geared to elementary and middle students as a fun learning center that features free online interactive lessons, educational games, puzzles and quizzes. Includes parent and teacher resources.
  • RIF Reading Planet
    http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/
    Write and illustrate your own stories, play reading games, express yourself through poetry – this site is a wonderful resource for younger children to explore reading and writing.
  • Smarty Games
    http://www.smartygames.com/
    Site features a variety of math games, mazes, puzzles, money games and reading activities in English and Spanish.
  • Snoopy.com.
    http://www.snoopy.com
    Visit with a favorite character. Personality profiles of the characters and Schulz’s thoughts on why they behave the way they do!
  • Squigly's Playhouse.
    http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com
    Look here for games, crafts, jokes, brainteasers and more.
  • Tate Kids
    http://kids.tate.org.uk
    Children can create their own artwork, upload their artwork and create their own gallery on this website. Children can play games and watch films. Ideas for creating arts and crafts are included. An adult zone includes the internet safety clause, lessons for teachers, and ideas for parents to use with their children.
  • TVO Kids
    http://tvokids.com
    An Ontario website the provides engaging activities for kids ages three to eight that link directly to TVOntario, an educational public television broadcast.
  • U.S. Chess Online!
    http://www.uschess.org/
    This is the Chess Federation site and does include beginning lessons in chess. Given the importance of chess in learning theory, this is a must!
  • Up To Ten
    http://www.uptoten.com/
    With prize winning early childhood education games and activites, UpToTen offers over 1000 bilingual (French/English) age-appropriate learning games for kids aged up to ten. NOTE: Paid Subscription required for UpToTen Premium and UpToTen At School (There is no charge for UpToTen Free).
  • Wacky Web Tales
    http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
    Create fun, wacky, sometimes weird and gross stories to make you laugh by filling in the words of your choice in these wacky web tales (like mad libs) and then reading the hilarious result.
  • World’s Largest Roadside Attractions.
    http://www.wlra.us
    Seeing these “largest” attractions, including the largest cow, catsup bottle, and cuckoo clock, will make you smile.