Free Online Games for Kids
While we're not big fans of promoting hours of screen time for kids, making use of 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 (thank you, covid!). 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 top 10 free online games for kids.
1. 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.
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Free online games for kids, reading, videos, online playground and even a maths zone are all available on Funbrain. The interactive online game portal is free to play and is suitable for preschoolers right up to year 8.
Funbrain is available as a free online game.
3. CBC Kids Games
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 what 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
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!
Education.com offers an extensive library of free educational games for kids from kindergarten right up to year 8. Printable worksheets, free 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 to 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
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, well, 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
Hundreds of free online games for kids are available at the touch of a button on PBS Kids Games. Available as an online game as well as through the app, kids can get ready to learn, solve problems, be challenged and have fun while staying safe online.
PBS Kids Games is available online as well as through the PBS Kids apps.
The free multiplayer drawing and guessing game is one of the most simple free online games for kids 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
There are 20 games 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
When an online game's mission is to 'Help every student in the world love learning' then 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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