10 of the Best Free Online Games for Kids

  • Preschoolers

While we're not big fans of promoting hours of screen time for kids, using online resources such as free online games for kids is a little bit different.

Yes, your kids are in front of a screen, but they're not watching hours of mindless nonsense. On the contrary, playing games online is a great way to stay socially connected to other players or family members when you can't physically be in the same room.

Plus (and this is our favourite bit!), game-based learning is actually a highly effective tool for growing minds.  With that in mind, here are our recommended online games for kids that are 100 per cent free!

10 of the Best Free Online Games for Kids

1. ABC Kids Games

ABC Kids Games PJ Masks
Catch all your favourite characters on ABC Kids Games.

We just love ABC Kids! Aside from streaming Bluey on ABC iView round the clock, ABC Kids provide hours of entertaining and educational free online games for kids with ABC Kids Games.

PJ Masks, Hey Dudgee, Peppa Pig, and Sesame Street are just some of the characters the kids can interact with on ABC Kids Games. 

ABC Kids Games is available as a free game plus on the ABC Kids app.

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2. Funbrain

The best free online games for kids
Preschoolers right up to year eight will have a ball on Funbrain.

Fun kids' games, reading, videos, an online playground and even a maths zone are all available on Funbrain.

The interactive online game portal is free to play and suitable for preschoolers up to year 8. 

3. CBC Kids' Games

CBC Kids Games
Action, adrenaline and education are online on CBC Kids.

The CBC Kids website is your one-stop shop for free online games for kids and also has a range of educational games for all ages.

Not sure which game you're in the mood for? Click on their Random Game selection and be surprised!

Follow the link to play CBC Kids Games now.

4. UNO Online

The best free online games for kids
UNO, the world's number one card game is now available to play online!

Who doesn't love playing UNO? The world's number one card game is now available to play online and is the perfect free online game for kids who love playing with friends but are stuck at home because of school holidays, the rain etc.

Up to four players can participate in UNO Online, so get ready to challenge players from anywhere in the world!

UNO Online is available via Google Play or iTunes and is free to download, and has in-app purchases.

5. Education.com

The best free online games for kids
Play and learn at the same time with Education.com.

Education.com offers an extensive library of free educational games for kids from kindergarten right up to year 8.

Printable worksheets, online games, interactive stories, science projects and even lesson plans are all available, and all have an educational foundation on Education.com.

Parents can even sign up for their Progress Tracker to see how their little learner is progressing.

Education.com is free to sign up and offers premium features.

6. Connect 4 Online

Connect 4 Online
Challenge players all over the world with Connect 4 Online.

Another great game to play with other players online, Connect 4 Online via Papergames.io uses a simple layout, so it's easy for all ages to get their competitive spirit on as they attempt to connect 4!

Connect 4 Online allows players to play with a friend, create a tournament or even source an opponent from anywhere in the world.

Connect 4 Online is a free online game for kids and adults but does offer paid membership if you'd prefer to play ad-free.

7. PBS Kids Games

PBS Kids Games
Games with strategy, adventure, sports, animals, puzzles, and even retro arcades - you name it, and PBS Kids Games has it! 


Hundreds of free online games are available at the touch of a button on PBS Kids Games.

PBS Kids Games are available as an online game and through the app for kids to learn, solve problems, be challenged and have fun while staying safe online. 

PBS Kids Games is available online and through the PBS Kids apps.

8. Skribbl.io

If your kids love to draw then they're going to love Skribbl.io!

The free multiplayer drawing and guessing game is one of the most simple online games and one of the most fun and challenging!

All you have to do is draw something you like, and the other players have to guess what it is, and the best part is you can be as obscure as you want to really throw your opponents off!

Skribbl.io is free to play online.

9. Cartoon Network Games

Cartoon Network Games
Kids, get ready to bring all your favourite Cartoon Network characters to life online in Cartoon Network Games.

There are 20 game categories to choose from as well as videos and apps, so you know you're getting a whole heap of fun for free when you play Cartoon Network Games.

Cartoon Network Games is available to play free online as well as via the Cartoon Network apps.

10. Prodigy Game

The best free online games for kids
Maths enthusiasts will love the exciting maths challenges on Prodigy Game.

When an online game's mission is to 'Help every student in the world love learning', you know you've got a winner.

Prodigy Game is a highly engaging online maths game that is tailored to each child's maths level. Players get to explore new worlds, compete in challenges, collect prizes and more, all while sharpening their maths skills. 

Prodigy Game is available for free online and on iTunes with the option of in-app purchases.

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