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Find educational online games, interactive learning activities & thinking puzzles for children, teens & Big Kids. We believe that we have put some of the best games for kids in one place, from easy to the most challenging games.

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Free Bridge builder/Brain-teaser Game: This is another, yet more challenging version of the bridge builder game, and it has more levels to get through. The objective of the game is to build a bridge across a canyon within the allocated budget. Learning physics is made fun through this game, and it is a huge challenge getting the structure right. Once your bridge is built, strange creatures will try to cross the bridge you built, and will test it in full. The bridge building challenge increases significantly as you progress from levels 1 to 3!

Use your mouse and keys to build the bridge: Click from one point to another to lay a piece of the bridge. Press ESC to deselect a piece. You can click on an existing piece to remove it or you can click on a section anchor point and press DELETE to remove the section. Press T to see how your bridge holds up and if it can support its own weight. Press ESC to return to the construction phase when your testing is done and something needs to be fixed.

You should only connect pieces from end to end only. Do not connect a supporting piece to the middle of some other piece (it is a weak link if you need to connect in the middle). Break the piece into two parts, and only then connect the supporting piece to the junction. Use metal pieces only where the strength of wooden pieces would not be sufficient.  Have fun!

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Free Rider 2 is one of the best “DIY” type of games, and playing it teaches you about physics, motion and dynamics as well as develops your drawing and logical skills. It is possibly even more sophisticated and easier to handle than the renowned ”Pencil Driver” game. The interface is very intuitive and it is very easy to draw the road with hills by using the curve drawing tool. You have a choice of drawing on one of the pre-made themes; outdoor, city or sky and ride your scenery with a selection of vehicles.

You can choose from BMX, Mountain Bike, One Wheelie (which is the toughest choice), Offroad Truck, Helicopter, Air Balloon, a Jelly-type Square Box. You can set your own targets to reach and make your track really long and challenging and very unique to you. You can save your map for future use, and load it at a later time just to continue and make it bigger and better.

This fun BMX cycling game is limited only by your imagination. You can even share your created track and map with your friend via forums, instant message, Facebook or Twitter by simply doing Copy/Paste of a short code. Do backflips, wheelie, stoppie (Endo) tricks on your track and have fun. Test your imagination, push your boundaries, explore new territory.

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Missionaries & Cannibals: Help the 3 cannibals and 3 missionaries to move to the other side of the lake. Note that when there are more cannibals on one side of the lake than missionaries, the cannibals eat them. So you need to think logically and strategically in order to get them all across to the other side safely. Can you solve the puzzling problem? Have fun!

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Free Bridge builder/Brain-teaser Game: The aim of the game is to build a solid bridge across a canyon within the allocated budget given. Once you complete the bridge, strange little creatures will try to cross the bridge, and will test it for you in full. Learning physics is made fun through this game, and it is a huge challenge getting the bridge structure right. The bridge building challenge increases significantly as you progress from levels 1 to 3!

You should only connect pieces from end to end only. Do not connect a supporting piece to the middle of some other piece (it is a weak link if you need to connect in the middle). Break the bridge piece into two parts, and only then connect the supporting piece to the junction. Use metal pieces only where the strength of wooden pieces would not be sufficient.

Use your mouse and keys to build the bridge: Click from one point to another to lay a piece of the bridge. Press the ESC button on your keyboard to deselect a piece. You can click on an existing piece to remove it or you can click on a section anchor point and press the Delete button to remove the section. Press the T key to see how your bridge holds up and if it can support its own weight. Press ESC to return to the construction phase when your testing is done and something needs to be fixed.

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Happy Builder is a challenging crane driving game for kids. Do you believe that you have the unique skills to do the job of a crane operator or do you fancy yourself as a civil engineer in your future career? In this Happy Builder game, you are in the "Builder of the Year" competition! As on every construction site, you should first become familiar with what you are going to build and only then should you start building. 

It is all about the order when you are building something or you‘ll find yourself wasting time and energy. You cannot start from the roof before you have the walls. When picking up a block (a part of the structure), it must be picked up in such a way that it will be suitable to put in its place correctly. For example: You cannot put a dog's house sideways so it must be picked up the way it can be put bottom down first.

You have to consider the laws of physics (Earth gravity) too; A piece of structure that has no support on one side is simply going to fall or tumble down. Each piece must be carefully put in its place. Once it is in the correct position, a clock icon will appear indicating that the piece is in the right place and points will be counted (based on the speed you have put it in place). Once the clock finished turning, the piece of structure is „cemented in“ and cannot be moved. Only the correct blocks can be "cemented in“, as any other will stay loose if put in the incorrect position. Do not forget that the parts must be „pulled in“ one by one and cannot be put "through“ the others.

For example: You are building a wall with the doors. If the wall is built around the doors (the left and right side as well as the lintel above the doors ), you cannot put the doors in anymore as every possible direction is "blocked“. If that is the case, you have to start the construction of that site from scratch. To do so – click on „R“ button located at the top right corner and start building again. Once you have finished building one structure, you can proceed to the next one (which is more complex). A map is displayed and you can choose a new construction site by clicking on one of the orange cones. You can choose only the orange striped cones as grey ones are locked. They become unlocked as you gain experience and build more sites.

Structure pieces are brought by a conveyor on the right side. To pick up a structure piece, use your computer mouse to control the crane hook. Move it to the piece at the exact point where you wish to hook it up. Left Click and hold your mouse left button and start moving it with your mouse into the position it should be placed. Once in place, release the left mouse button and the piece is released. As in reality, every block has inertia – if you move it around very quickly and then stop suddenly, it will spin around on your crane hook.

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Double Digits Math Game: Learn Math subtraction and addition by practising lots in this fun and challenging educational game for kids. Become a Math pro by mastering your addition and subtraction skills. Remember, practice makes perfect!

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Chemikul is an online science/ chemistry-based game that will send you on an atomic mind-bender of confusion - as well as provide endless hours of enjoyment! With super-slick ambient graphics and simple acoustics, it’s a learning experience that anyone can enjoy. The goal is to create molecules using all of the atoms floating in the game screen. There are six types of atoms and they all have different amounts of “Valence” (combining power), ranging from 1 to 6 in strength.

Win the game by using up the Valence of each atom. You can see the Valence number of each atom beside it – Used Valence/Full Valence. You need to be as fast as possible. Once the bar at the top of the game screen runs out, you lose. This experience is sure to set off chemical reactions in your brain. Give it a go!

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Free Logic Game - Family at the bridge: Help this family to cross to the other side of the bridge. Notice that: It is night time. There is only 1 lamp. A maximum of two persons can cross the bridge at one time and they must have the lamp with them. Each person walks at a different speed: 1 sec, 3 sec, 6 sec, 8 sec, 12 sec respectively. A pair must walk together at the speed of the slower person.
The lamp only has enough energy for 30 sec!

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Effective teamwork is essential in almost all work and home environments. So, let's practice some good teamwork management! FireBoy and WaterGirl 3: in the Forest Temple is a very engaging, maze escape-based, platform game where you must utilize efficient teamwork to guide two acrobatic characters to the Exit door in each ledge and obstacle-filled level. Fire Boy and Water Girl are quite adept at leaping from platform-to-platform, but need each other's help to flip switches, open doors, lower drawbridges, and more. You play the role of the dynamic duo's clever guide, and must figure out the solution whereby both characters can reach their respective Exits unharmed.

This cool, interactive, problem-solving puzzle adventure game requires fast reactions skills, deft keyboard control, analytical thinking skills and smart strategy to suit the skill-sets of both characters. There's no benefit in racing to the Exit with one character alone, and leaving the other behind – Good team coordination is simply the only the order of the day here! Let's see what Fire Boy and Water Girl can achieve under your management!

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Teamwork is the secret! FireBoy and WaterGirl 2: The Light Temple is a fun and challenging, teamwork-based, platform adventure game where you must guide two brave cartoon buddies through a series of tricky maze-like levels with ‘escape’ as the main objective. Set in a dark, underground temple, you must carefully maneuver the characters (Fire Boy and Water Girl) up and over obstacles, above treacherous pits, and more. Great teamwork is the key to success here as both characters help each other progress by flipping switches, building bridges, activating moving ledges, and solving a range of mini-problems in each level.

This very cool arcade game requires good observation skills as well as nifty keyboard control (The playing style is reminiscent of classic platform games such as Mario and Donkey Kong). Good problem-solving, strategic planning and team management skills are really important as you work simultaneously with both characters to create a practical solution to each level. Ok Fireboy and Watergirl, let's see your interactive teamwork skills in action!

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Wolf, Sheep & Cabbage Game: Help the man in the boat to move the wolf, the sheep and the box of cabbage to the other side of the lake in this challenging and addicting puzzle game. You can only bring one of these with you at a time. It is very important to note that the unguarded wolf will eat the sheep and the unguarded sheep will eat the cabbage, when the man isn’t around. Can you solve this tricky puzzle? Good luck!

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Pencil Racer 3- Drive It!: Fancy designing your own race-track and developing your creative skills? This fun track design game challenges your drawing and engineering abilities. Draw up your own race-tracks and then master driving on them with various vehicles. The objective is to create a race-track within the game screen using the track pencil tool, and to drive your vehicle from the start point to the finish point without crashing. If your vehicle falls off the track, it is likely your track was drawn in the wrong direction. Happy designing and always think safety first!

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Are you ready to put your musical talents and fast typing skills to the test? Amusix Flute is a fun and clever, interactive music-based typing game where you have to type along to the tune of classical flute music as fast as you can. You play the role of the flute player. Every key that you hit corresponds to a musical note in the tune that is being played as you practice your typing skills. You start off with slow, easy-to-play typing tasks – but as you progress, the tunes and your typing speed get faster and faster.

This unusual but challenging educational game will really test your quick reactions, as you have to quickly move from note-to-note on your computer keyboard. It’s perfect for anyone with an ear for music, as the game revolves around flute playing. Are you ready to bring the house down as the next Beethoven? Fingers at the ready – it’s typing time!

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Are you an expert on the geographical layout of the United States of America? If so, now is your opportunity to impress your school friends and family members with your knowledge. USA 50 States is a fun, interactive and highly educational US geography game and picture puzzle for elementary school and middle school age students where you have to click and drag each of the 50 individual states into its correct position on the map of the United States. Beginning with a totally empty map, you have to slowly fill in the vast area, state-by-state, until the map is complete!

This surprisingly-challenging and informative mouse-clicking game could be a good activity for little children learning about the state geography of the US, or anyone interested in the various state borders, shapes and sizes. It could also be used as an online activity to help to exercise / improve memory skills and cognitive ability (If a child places a state in an incorrect position on his/her first attempt, he/she can strive to remember its position in future plays)!

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Space Words Defense is a fun interactive typing game for kids and adults where you get to save the galaxy while practicing your typing skills at the same time! This new learning game is one of the most hilarious typing games currently online. It requires rapid finger movement, eyes like an eagle and endless bravery – in order to save the world from the nasty aliens (Kloguns)! Do you possess these heroic skills?

Background: During the Kloguns meeting, they were asked for a “Cup of tea”. Unfortunately, in Klogun language, this means “Declaration of war”. The Kloguns were greatly offended by this and now it’s full-scale war. Fancy yourself to save the planet from aliens? OK, let’s move - time for some supersonic typing! Prepare to defend your honor!

You mission is to blast (type) your way through 6 different levels (as fast as you can) in order to save the planet. Once the alien ships approach, type the word on top of them. Your lasers will then be aimed at the aliens and will blast them out of the skies! The faster you type, the higher you score. Once the ship (word) leaves the game screen (without being blasted), you lose a life. You can play by yourself or with your friends in Challenge mode in this version. Remember to be careful. These words can get big and nasty! No spelling mistakes! If you make too many mistakes, you won’t pass the level and all of earth will suffer. Now, it’s up to you - zap them with your super-sharp typing skills!

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Are you good at guessing games? Fancy testing your English vocabulary skills under pressure? If so, then you’re in for a treat! Space Words Recharged is an entertaining and challenging word game and vocabulary quiz to test your lexicon on; You have to guess the hidden words and enter them in full into the word slots before time runs out (and try not to make any mistakes).

If you run out of time or make too many mistakes, it’s game over! It starts off relatively easy but then can quickly escalate into a frenzied search for the correct letters - as the Timer gets closer to zero. This fast-paced mind and language-based game requires the ability to predict and spell - at lightning speeds, and a desire to learn new words! OK Word Wizard, have fun!

Once you guess a correct letter, it appears (as part of the word) on the dotted line in the game screen - making it easier for you to predict what the other letters might be. You have to guess the full word or words before time runs out. Every time you make a mistake, the red mistake bar fills up. You can only make seven mistakes per round. Once you get to seven, you lose. This is a demanding task but endlessly satisfying once you get the correct word! Ready for some vocabulary building action? Time’s ticking!

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Ever wanted to learn how to improve your typing ability while having fun too? Well now you can! Word Mountain is a fast-paced and innovative typing game for kids and teens where you compete against an opponent to reach the top of a mountain by typing words as quickly as possible!  Practice your super-fast typing skills, and literally type your way to the top! At the beginning of each level, you start at the bottom of a mountain as a cute bird character, climbing up and up every time you correctly type in a word.  But be careful, because your opponent is trying to beat you to the top.  Use special power-ups to slow him down and speed yourself up. 

As you progress through the levels, the words that you have to type become longer and more complicated.  This game will definitely help to improve your typing skills as well as to develop good hand-eye coordination.  It should also help improve your spelling as you can only jump up the mountain if you spell the word on the screen correctly. And, it's also a lot of fun, so get those fingers working Type Master!

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Play Are You My Blood Type? and learn which blood types match and which don't. The story - Some people have just been rushed to the hospital emergency department from a major car accident. They are rapidly losing blood and urgently need blood transfusions before the operations are completed. It is your job to match their blood types and save their lives. Match the blood type of recipient (bottom of the game screen) with the blood type of one of the donor's (top of the game screen).

The more pairs you match, the more points you get. A total of 10 patients will appear on the screen during each round. Click on a donor you think could be a perfect match for the recipient. The game has a time limit (indicated as a clock on the right side of the game screen), and with each new round you face, the time gets shorter. Your score, round and matches are shown at the bottom of the screen. The slickest part about this online game is to learn which blood types match. The table below will help you. Good luck Doctor, and save as many lives as you can!

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Instrument Trivia is a fresh new sound awareness & instrument name learning music game for kids & teens where you have to guess the correct instrument based on its sound or image. This fun interactive game is a fantastic way to expand your knowledge of different musical instruments and the different sounds they make. Remember; music makes the world go round!

There are two play modes to choose from: Speed Mode (where you have to associate an instrument name with an instrument image – within a certain amount of time) and Listening Mode (where you where you have to associate an instrument name with the sounds that instrument makes – within a certain amount of time). You only have three lives and have to get through ten tricky questions in order to succeed. If you get a question wrong, or run out of time, you lose a life. You only get 7 super-fast seconds so you need to be quick on the click! Be warned; this game sounds simple but can quickly turn difficult! For example, what in the world is a “Contrabassoon” or a “Jew Harp”! Well, get playing and you’ll soon find out. Best of luck Beethoven!

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Take a step back from the cars, bikes and firepower of frantic online action games, and immerse yourself in an absolutely electrifying puzzle! Electric Box is a highly imaginative and unique educational game that will get kids, teens and Big Kids thinking logically and creatively. Your goal is to connect an electric power supply to a set target in each level by using a vast array of instruments such as light bulbs, solar power panels, steam generators, fans, and more. You have to carefully and strategically combine these appliances in a creative way in order to make the electrical current flow from the original source to the intended target. There’s no doubt that you’ll need your thinking caps on for this one!

This hugely-innovative brain teaser puzzle could be an ideal activity for elementary / middle school students interested in learning about electricity, currents, and engineering types problems. Older teens and grownup gamers can also enjoy this very technical problem solving activity (This is definitely not a simple challenge). Trial and error is the order of the day as you carefully and methodically test out different combinations of instruments, techniques and strategies for getting the current flowing from point A to point B. If you exhibit good concentration and a knack for analytical thinking, then you might just have that ‘EUREAKA’ moment! It’s time to literally and figuratively switch on! Happy problem solving, and good luck in your new career as a conductor!

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