Just for Fun!
There are those days where you need a break, but they need a focus. Those days you want the learning to continue, but maybe not with your fingerprints having to be all over it? Here are some links to interactive sites where they can play AND learn…and you can breathe for a minute.
Starting with this link for general search help! This list of kid-friendly search engines lets our young learners explore topics they’re interested in while protecting them from content they’re not ready to see.
Embark on a journey that takes you all over the world. From the most desolate roads in Australia to the busy, bustling streets of New York City.
Virtually tour hundreds of museums, manors, and zoos!
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills.
Virtual owl pellet dissection
Play Roald Dahl’s Twit or Miss – the most disgusting and fantabulous food fighting game ever featuring The Twits!All you need to do is flick Mr Twit’s disgusting crumbs away from sleepy Mrs Twit. Simple, right..?!
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
The Rutgers Equine Science Center is dedicated to better horse care through research and education to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry.
This website started as a small project. We were playing around with the idea of making new animals by switching their parts, and the result was Switch Zoo. At first, the zoo had just nine animals, and it was the only attraction on the website. Today, Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website features additional animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitors.
Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles and a variety of problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides a safe place for children to learn and explore math concepts at their own pace.
Coolmath.com offers “math for ages 13-100” — explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more. (I started my career as a math teacher, so it’s a great pleasure for me to help people finally understand — and even enjoy! — doing math.)
Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.
For our 12 and under users, Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of math, games, and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN.
At BioInteractive, you can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom.
Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to national standards and feature document-based activities. The game immerses players in rich, historical settings and then empowers them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people experienced the past.
Highlights help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community
Into the Book is a multimedia package designed to improve elementary students’ reading comprehension, as well as their ability to think and learn across the curriculum.
At our educational website, we have hundreds of free, online, learning games for kids. But anyone interested in online learning can use our site – we have so many subjects – (geography, math, animals, science,language arts, creative actibities, health) and lots of levels for all abilities – loads of games and activities for learners of any age.
Build a bird!
11 live animal cams from around the world
When the adventure is too far away, or too far outside of the budget, virtual field trips can be a fantastic option to immerse yourself in the far away!
Are you ready for a thrilling typing adventure? TypeTastic! will get your kids’ typing going in no time with a series of fun and engaging games.
Our mission, therefore, is to be a world leader in the direct, free delivery of innovative and motivational digital learning content with a primary emphasis on children’s literacy and creative expression.
HoodaMath.com, a free online math games site. Founded by a middle school math teacher, Hooda Math offers over 700 Math Games
Founded in 1998 in order to provide students with a fun and educational way to spend their free time, a teacher’s classroom project has grown into a worldwide platform attracting several million visitors every single month.
Explore Biodiversity was founded as an educator’s resource and The Wild Classroom as an outreach portal- often the sites cross-link. Both sites run under the same non-profit organization.
This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship.
Exploring history, destinations, people, & legends of this great country since 2003
Dr. Bridges is ready to teach you how to sign. Join the new classroom and learn how to sign at your own pace. Learn from an ASL authority who has successfully taught thousands of sign language students and interpreters. Sign Language 101 will have you signing today!
The 4Kids series of Science and math
Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of fun online games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more! TurtleDiary activities pair with the appropriate grade level to enhance retention of material and increase success in the classroom.
Learning on YouTube!
We are an early elementary learning video channel, focusing on curriculum based education for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students!
Subscribe to our channel for more videos every week, and comment below for a chance to be featured on our next program!
FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.
This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about gradeschool science. We’ll look at Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz.
Kids Learning Tube educates both kids and adults through music and animation in a fun and unique approach to learning.
SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?”
We provide Amazing Math and Learning Videos that teach Math and early learning concepts to Toddlers and Elementary Students. We use 3D animation to provide the students with a fun and engaging way to learn these skills necessary for older grades.
Discover the very best of YouTube on Nat Geo Kids!
British Movietone is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 – 1986.
Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).
Veritasium is a channel of science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.
If your family is covering Physics in your homeschool, this channel is a great one to have in your video arsenal. Most of the videos are done in the creative and visually appealing whiteboard fashion.
When it comes to math and numbers, this is definitely geek heaven. If you want your child to have a deeper understanding (and perhaps even love) for math, check out the videos on this channel.
School My Kid creates free learning videos for young kids who are trying to master early education concepts.
With PBS’s longstanding reputation for creating quality content for kids and families like, you can rest assured that this channel is filled with age-appropriate content that offers positive role models for children to learn from and grow with.
If you are looking to get crafty, Red Ted Art is a wonderful channel. They share easy and fun craft ideas for all ages. It’s a great way to learn or practice new skills such as sewing, knitting, and weaving.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP!