Arcademic Skill Builders
This free game site is an appealing combination of academics and arcade games (hence the name). Students can play against each other in multiplayer games by setting up group games with special passwords. Students can practice math, language arts, geography, and typing skills through this educational gaming site. Make learning facts fun by letting students play games in or outside of the classroom.
Learning Games for Kids
Students have a wide variety of games to choose from on this site. Not only can students play math, science, social studies, and language arts games; there are art and music games too. Music games include identifying music notes being played, wind, percussion, and string instruments. Make sure to share this one with the music teacher at your school.
The Kidz Page
A variety of games are available on this site. Students can choose from puzzles, brain, sports, holiday, word, memory, arcade, and board games. Simon, a memory game, is an old classic from the 1980’s. Another classic kids can play is Battleship.
NeoK12 has games for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The main page for games is a collection of logic brain games that students can play over and over again until they master them. There are games that are specific to subjects too. Clicking on Earth under the Topics with Quiz Games sections allows students to sort features and non-features of the Earth into two bins.
PBS Kids Games
PBS just keeps improving with age. I remember learning along with so many different characters on the various children’s television programs when I was younger. Now, my kids are learning with the old and new characters. This link takes you to a page that has games for elementary age students. Some of the topics covered include addition, measurement outer space, plants, physics, and chemistry.
Launched in 2007, this educational game world is a creation of the Family Education Network (think Fun Brain), a Pearson Company. Students can create avatars that travel throughout different worlds in Poptropica using maps and solving riddles to collect items for future use. Students can save their games to return and play at any time allowing them to pick up right where they left off.