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.
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.
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.
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!
How to Play: Use your computer mouse to click on a cannibal to put him on the boat and also click on a missionary to put him on the boat. In order to move them to the other side of the lake, click the 'GO' button at the top of the game screen.
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!
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.
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!
How to Play: Use your computer mouse as a pen to calculate the Math problem displayed on the game screen. After you have calculated the answer, click on the correct answer to the problem on the right side of the game screen.
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!
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!
How to Play: Use your computer mouse to click on the 3 buttons (sheep, wolf & cabbage) at the top of the game screen. When you click on the sheep picture, the sheep will be placed on the boat, when you click on the wolf button, the wolf will be put on the boat, etc. Click on the ‘GO’ button on the screen to row the boat to the other side of the lake.
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!
How to play: At the top of the screen you'll see members of the family. Select two at a time. Then click GO! When two of them cross the bridge - select one of them to go back and bring the lamp to others and click GO. Then pick another pair to cross.
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!
How to Play: Use the track pencil tool to create your track line. Use your computer mouse to click and drag on the game screen from the top left to the bottom right to create your track line. Although vehicles can only drive on the top, your track line has a top and a bottom surface. A red line indicates the bottom part of the track, and the black line indicates the top line of the track. Draw track floors from left to right, and track ceilings from right to left. Also, click on the start and finish flags and drag them to mark the start and finish of your track.
Adjust the track acceleration and stickiness by clicking on the 'Properties' palette. Add various items to your track to boost your driving experience and make your track unique. There are different kinds of items, such as art shapes, track pieces or interactive objects, that you can add to your track. All objects can be moved onto the game screen by clicking on them. Some of the objects can be rotated or scaled if needed. Add goals, power-ups and hazards to your track by clicking on the Interactive objects. To delete the track, click on the eraser icon to rub out the track line.
Click on Track pieces to add per-built track sections. To select a vehicle, click the 'Vehicle' palette. Press the 'Play' button using your computer mouse (or hit the 'Enter' key on your keyboard) to start your playing session. Your vehicle may drive on its own by descending the hill or you may control it using the arrow keys on your computer keyboard. The vehicle must stop exactly at the finish line. To send your finished track to others, click on the 'Share' icon and enter the email address of the person you want to send it to.
Controls: Up Arrow = Accelerate; Down Arrow = Brake; Left & Right Arrow = Tilt your vehicle; Spacebar = Jump; Shift = Change driving direction.
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!
Color Traffic 2: Could you be a good and trustworthy traffic control manager when you grow up? In Color Traffic 2, direct the various colored traffic in this fun and challenging traffic management game. You need quick reaction skills to ensure all traffic is directed safely. Make sure to send the different colored cars in the right directions for that color (Look out for the colored markers along the road). The faster you direct the cars along the correct route, the more points you earn. Prevent collisions and traffic jams on the roads. There are lots of routes (levels) to complete. Levels increase in difficulty as you progress, so be ready! Have fun directing traffic. Beep Beep!
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!
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!
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!
WindFall is a challenging, educational and thought-provoking environmental science and renewable energy tycoon game where you have to build sufficient wind turbines to power a small town and make profit – without disturbing the local residents or sullying the landscape.
Energy consumption and fuel depletion are extremely hot topics in the world today. The general consensus is that we cannot keep harvesting oil and gas from the ground – and that the supply will eventually run out! Instead, we need to rely on more environmentally-friendly ways of generating energy going forward. And, this is where your expertize is needed immediately! As a respected green energy business lobbyist, you have been given a prestigious contract to build a wind farm on the lands of a small town. Within a 3 year time-frame (a month passes in about 30 seconds here), you have to reach a specific Wind Energy Output Goal. You can achieve this by carefully researching the land value, wind speed, and building costs, and making strategic decisions on the optimum areas to build your turbines. Despite what you may have read or heard, saving our planet and good business management can go hand-in-hand with proper regulation!
This highly interactive and stimulating sustainable energy management simulation activity for older kids and teens mainly centers around good business strategy & smart decision making. You also need to consider ethical choices; is it ok to build an enormous power line and wind turbine close to someone’s back yard? Are you ruining a beautiful rural landscape with large steel windmill towers? These are all questions very relevant today in real life, and that need to be weighed-up and acted upon here in a timely, decisive manner. Throughout the course of the game, you also get the opportunity to learn about real-life business management techniques, the value of good research, the importance of good public relations, quality construction administration, and other significant aspects of infrastructure and resource management. Have you got the blend of personality and solid business acumen to keep all parties happy? Or will the wind simply whisk away your dreams of energy business success?
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!
A national flag is the flag that symbolizes a particular country. How many national flags from countries around the world and the flags of international organizations can you identify? Flags of the World is a fun, educational geography quiz for middle school and high school teens, as well as college students and grown-ups, that tests and expands your knowledge and memory of global emblems.
A good prior understanding of foreign nations is helpful in this fast-paced game, as you race against the clock to recognize flags associated with distant Countries, global Alliances and world-wide Organizations. Save your High Scores and show other players from around the world just how good you are. So, “Geography Genius”, are you ready to take on and complete all 20 levels?
Molecularia is an addicting and educational chemistry-based puzzle game for kids and teens, where you have to connect up all of the available atoms in a maze in order to create stable molecules (making the least amount of moves possible). It’s a tricky and highly enjoyable brain-teaser that takes a bit of practice to get used to. Your goal is to create a molecule by moving and bonding the atoms (tiny, dense, positively-charged nuclei made of protons and neutrons, surrounded (orbited) by clouds of negatively-charged electrons). What? OK, don’t worry about that! You can see the solution in the game screen.
However, you are not shown how to arrive at this solution! Remember, you need to look at where the connecting anchors are on each atom, as connections between two parts are only available one way. There are 14 positively-charged levels to get through! Happy chemistry problem solving!
A cool game for those who enjoy a blend of skill and educational-based activities online. Axon is a highly scientific-themed, mouse-clicking arcade game where you have to continuously grow a nerve fiber (neuron) by collecting protein spheres that appear within your range, and create as long a neuron as possible. By clicking on (and effectively ‘gobbling up’) the precious protein, your own unique neuron grows higher and higher on the game screen (similar to a growing plant in fast forward motion).
Axons are real biological nerve fibre present throughout your body, and this interesting game tries to assist you in understanding more about the wonderful science behind nerves, nerve endings, and our amazing brain and nervous system. A neuron is any cell within the nervous system, and an axon is part of a neuron (kind of like that legs are part of the human body). Axons are responsible for transmitting messages to neighboring neurons, a process that is essential for physical movement and thought processes. For example, if your brain sends a message to your hand to click your mouse, that message is transmitted to your hand by axons!
But don’t worry if all of that sounds a little complicated or even boring. This highly stimulating and educational point-and-click skill game isn’t just for trainee brain surgeons! The simple and fast-paced gameplay is suitable for players from elementary school age to grownups, and could be used as a fun interactive activity for teaching neuroscience online in the classroom.