This page lists the newest educational games recently added to the Learn4Good Games Area, where children and Big Kids can play games online for free. Find fun, interactive learning activities & thinking puzzles in one place, from easy-to-play to more challenging games. We hope you enjoy playing.
Play a balance and weight-based, problem-solving, visual puzzle game with a simple concept! Out of Balance is a stimulating and thought-provoking, multi-level brain teaser for younger kids through elementary school students where your task is to simply identify the heaviest object in each level. Random items are placed on one or more see-saws (teeter-totters), and you must work out which object is the heaviest using careful consideration, analytical thinking, and problem solving methods.
Skills / strategy required: In this straight-forward, physics-based, visual puzzler of 20 levels, good focus and concentration skills are combined with deduction skills and analytical thinking to find the correct answer. A good strategy is to take your time to carefully study the relationship on each see saw individually, and work to come up with a logical solution regarding which object is the heaviest.
Play an addicting, tricky and unusual, reactions time-based mouse clicking challenge against a 5 second clock! 15 Numbers is a stimulating reflex, observation and memory-based game (for kids, teens & grownups) where you must quickly click on the numbers 1-15 as quickly as possible in up to 5 very different languages – English, Roman Numerals, Egyptian, Chinese, and Korean.
Reasons to play this challenging educational numbers game: Requiring really fast-paced mouse clicking and an enthusiasm for learning new numbers of distant great languages, if fast enough, you can wow your friends and family with this stunning, new knowledge! Test and exercise your hand-eye coordination, fast mouse-control, quick memory and symbol recognition skills, as you try to complete each level in as rapidly as possible. Build your knowledge of language symbols (especially in the Egyptian, Chinese and Korean levels) through good old trial and error, great determination, and challenging your stamina.
Play a cool, math-based, adventure game for children ages 4 and up, and explore rainforest, cave and desert worlds as you guide a fearless frog in a search for lost jewels while discovering number lines, and comparing and learning fractions, decimals and percentages. Treefrog Treasure is a highly-stimulating, interactive, educational math-based platform game where you must control an acrobatic tree frog as it journeys through a series of tricky, ledge-based tasks featuring fractions and number line problems to be solved.
Your bouncing and energetic tree frog can only overcome (break through) barriers if he leaps at the correct ‘weak point’ in a number line chain. This weak point must first be determined by your logical calculations – which depend on the different numerical clues provided to you.
Reasons to play this fun, point and click, platformer puzzle game: Exercise your math and analytical thinking skills as you figure out where to jump at each barrier in order to progress. Learn about simple fractions, decimals and percentages, and ‘number line’ problems as you guide your frog through 36 difficult levels.
Strategy to win: Combine simple math-based problem solving skills with accurate mouse clicking! Your tree frog hero moves via the clicks of your computer mouse, and can only progress if you choose the correct area on each barrier to attack (based on your mathematical calculations).
Wonderful Wordsmiths Required! Test your vocabulary skills with this interactive and educational word creation game for older kids, teens and adults! Wordtris is a clever and challenging, word puzzle-based activity where you must create valid words from a list of randomly placed letter tiles. Kind of similar in concept to a classic block-stacking puzzle like Tetris, this language-based game requires you to complete your word-creation task before the stacks of letters reach the top of the play area. Each level features a new and challenging task to be completed against the clock!
Reasons to play this quirky, online word power game: This is an excellent brain teaser challenge for anyone who enjoys quick-fire word puzzles, or non-native English speaking players who like to exercise their English language skills. Stimulate your focus and concentration levels and quick thinking ability as you attempt to find words within the jumbled letters, and use your fast reactions to complete the tasks before the letters ascend all the way to the top of the screen.
Best strategy: Good knowledge of the English language and sharp spelling skills are required here. You must keep a cool head at all times under pressure. Carefully study the letters at your disposal, and wrack your brains to pick out a word from them. Play with a friend or family member for added fun and eyes!
Bring math to life as you tackle a fast-paced, point-and-click, addition game with a cool matching puzzle theme! Savvy Math 2 is a tricky, online, math-based activity where you must quickly match and eliminate numbers from a grid against the clock. However, instead of matching the numbers of the same value, you must create a ‘matching group’ that adds up to a special target number that constantly changes! For example: If your target is 15 – you could click on an 8, 4, 2 and 1 before the clock runs out!
Reasons to play this educational math workout game: This could be played as a fun, reinforcement exercise for an elementary school math class or elementary age student, or as a fun homework assignment for young math enthusiasts to help brush up on their addition skills in an interactive setting.
Exercise your math problem solving skills as you quickly try to hit the target sum using numbers available on the grid. Stimulate your fast reactions and reflexes – The clock is ticking, and you must create your matching group before it elapses.
Best strategy to win: Good basic math addition skills are obviously very important here. Patience and determination are also essential – You must keep a cool head and pick out your numbers carefully and efficiently. Accurate mouse control is also vital – Clicking on the incorrect number could mess up your group, and cost you some valuable time!
Street cart vendor RPG: Learn at the coalface about the importance of a friendly smile, quality customer service and food preparation as you take on your very own street food business! Fast Food Takeaway is a fun and challenging tycoon game and online entrepreneurship activity for kids and high school teens where you start up a busy fast food street cart business, and must serve passing customers quickly, accurately, and efficiently.
Continuous hard work is essential in this game (remembering that you are not the CEO of a global food conglomerate just yet!) As a self-employed street vendor, it's just you, your "reliable" old cart, your eye-catching ingredients, and your hungry customers of course who are not willing to wait around all day for their snacks!
Playable on Android mobile phone, Android tablet, notebook, laptop and desktop, this quick-paced, interactive, fat food / customer service exercise requires alertness, a positive attitude, high energy, and sharp reactions whether using your mouse or finger. Budding young entrepreneurs out there or anyone who wants to practice their customer service skills, or simulate a busy business-style environment should enjoy the action. Greeting new faces and serving up delicious snacks is only half of the job! You also must decide when and where to restock your items, how to improve your street cart, and how to attract more customers!
Did to know that the recycling of waste materials helps protect the natural habitat of plants and animals around the world, and saves great volumes of energy, water, and many natural resources such as trees and metal ores? Are you ready to continue to play your part as a good citizen for the environment and future of our beautiful planet earth?
If so, Vibrant Recycling is a fun and educational, aiming, accuracy and coordination-based game with a simple environmental and ecological theme! This is an easy-to-play, interactive, online action game for young children (preschoolers through elementary and middle school students) where you must use good hand-eye coordination and reaction speed to retrieve waste that has been carelessly thrown into the water. With the aid of a group of friendly recycling trashcans, you must use their retractable robotic arms to scoop up different types of recyclable trash and litter. A sense of urgency is required also as the items of waste can float beyond reach, and escape your opportunity to grasp them.
This informative and thought-provoking online activity requires smart reactions and good observation skills as you attempt to accurately shoot each trashcan's retractable arms into the water. In later levels of this fun recycling exercise, you must also use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills as you decide which piece of trash should go into which recycling receptacle. You also get to learn about the different categories of recycling waste must be kept separate from each other! So, are you ready to help preserve our planet's energy and natural resources, and have lots of fun at the same time?
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!
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!
Test your cognitive abilities with Brain Builder, a fun, fast-paced, point-and-click brain training game for kids, teens, and grownups where you take on 16 different, 1-minute, mini-puzzle activities. With 16 different brain building exercises - from math addition and subtraction problems to analytical and recognition-based puzzles, this game provides is a good exercise of your cognitive skills (for example - visual awareness, attention, analysis, evaluation and reasoning, processing speed, flexibility skills), your hand-eye coordination and reaction speed, and general problem-solving ability under pressure. Can you make it all the way to the end?
Learn how to identify basic Mandarin Chinese number characters (from 1 to 10), their Pinyin phonetic transcriptions in the Latin alphabet, and their pronunciations. Chinese Numbers is an easy-to-play, interactive number-recognition game with audio for young children (as well as anyone looking for a basic introductory vocabulary-building activity for learning Mandarin Chinese number characters) where you have to select the correct number displayed (and pronounced) in a series of multiple-choice questions. This fun activity can also be used as a good interactive teaching aide and reinforcement exercise in the school classroom or preschool.
Test your visual recognition, listening and pronunciation skills, and learn some new words from a very cool language of the world! It's time to really impress your family and friends at the dinner table! Happy Chinese learning!
Play an interactive online crossword puzzle game where you can help improve your U.S. geography, spelling, and crossword skills all in one! U.S. States Crossword is a straight-forward yet highly-educational geography-based game for younger children through high school students where you have to use your knowledge of U.S. state locations on a map to fill in a multiple-clue crossword puzzle! Elementary school educators especially may find this fun, easy-to-play online puzzle game a helpful teaching aid to supplement a class on the geography of the Unites States, the positioning of each state on the map, and the spelling of each individual state name. Introduce a competitive edge by seeing who can finish the puzzle first, or simply use it as a relaxing educational enhancement activity! Basic knowledge of state names isn’t enough here though as players also need to exhibit good spelling and quick keyboard skills! From Maine to California, Arizona to Alaska, let’s see what you know!
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?
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.
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)!
If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned puzzle based on real-life concepts with an educational benefit, we’ve got just the treat! Electric Box 2 is a highly innovative and stimulating brain teaser game where you have to piece together a careful combination of appliances in order to get a current of electricity flowing from point A to point B. You play the role of the power circuit designer (or electricity ‘conductor’) in this very challenging test of your logical and creative thinking skills and decision making. Utilize solar power, wind turbines, water generators, and other inventive ways to create electricity, and distribute it along a complex, inter-connected set of conducting wires.
If you enjoy playing proper ‘figure-it-out’ brain teaser activities where you really have to knuckle down, and use your analytical thinking skills, this original puzzle is an absolutely electrifying test of your problem solving and engineering know-how. Will we see some sparks flying?
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!
ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA! No, that’s not a word in some extra-terrestrial language – it’s the alphabet – typed backwards! Now, how fast do you think you could type out those letters? Alphabet 2 is an online typing game based on a very simple idea and interface; you must key in the alphabet (backwards) as fast as you can. Everybody rhymes off their ABC’s – but entering those 26 letters in reverse order is an altogether trickier task! You simply have to type in everything from Z to A under the added pressure of a ticking clock!
This easy-to-play yet interesting skill game could provide a good "friendly" contest opportunity between you and your friends or family members – see who can get the best score (quickest time)! Needless to say, your keyboard skills and fast reactions are vitally important. If you’re an experienced keyboard user who can type out words without looking downward, you should have a significant advantage here! You might even think of some other innovative learning applications for this game.
Being able to type extremely fast on your computer keyboard is a very useful attribute in the modern world. However, the tasks usually assigned to talented typing experts are often administrative, office-based jobs that leave little room for action and suspense. What if, instead of using your typing skills to simply write letters, you could use them to take part in an explosive, high-octane aircraft battle? Air Typer is a fun and challenging typing skill game for kids of all ages where you utilize your fast keyboard tapping skills under pressure in order to eliminate oncoming enemy zeppelins (large, balloon-style aircraft) from a crowded airborne battlefield! Each zeppelin has a short word inscribed on it, and you must quickly and correctly type in this word in order to destroy the intimidating aircraft before it breaks through your defenses!
This unusual, suspense-filled keyboard typing game could be used as a good exercise for improving the speed and accuracy of your typing, but it isn’t just about keying in the correct strokes under pressure. Your concentration and observation skills are also tested to the max. as you attempt to stop the seemingly endless waves of enemy zeppelins from crossing the battlefield. The zeppelins only go down when their word is precisely typed in the correct order of letters. Take a moment to study your computer keyboard now; this is the only tool that can stop the enemy, so you’d better become exceptionally familiar with it, and fast! Ok Keyboard Commander, it’s time to ‘knuckle down’ to business! Happy typing!
Have you ever played an online BMX / FMX stunts game or roller coaster game and thought – ‘I could design a better track than that’? Well, if so, the time has come to back up that great opinion of your track editor talents by testing your creativity and engineering skills in one of the most popular track designing games online! Line Rider 2 is based on a simple idea yet is a very challenging and interactive physics-based game where you have the opportunity to design awesome "do it yourself" stunt & racing courses for a super-cool, daredevil sled rider known as Dude. Use a virtual drawing tool to create the kind of track that others could only dream of, and that you believe would provide an absolutely thrilling ride for your new scarf-wearing, sled-riding buddy. If Dude likes your creations, he'll keep returning to your theme park landscape for more and more..
As well as being a great game for artistic kids and for encouraging all young drawing enthusiasts to practice and improve drawing & design skills, and logical thinking, this fun and addicting DIY game is based on the laws of physics and gravity, and also could be used as a good, interactive classroom exercise for older kids and teens to help learn and get enthused about terms such as motion, dynamics, and spatial awareness. Ok Top Track Designers out there, are you ready? Let's see your amazing artistic skills in full flow!