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 Free Educational Games



Cognitive Games

Samorost 2
A brilliant point and click game with outstanding graphics. Journey through strange worlds while testing and strengthening nonverbal reasoning abilities.

Samorost 1 
A brilliant point and click game with outstanding graphics. Journey through strange worlds while testing and strengthening nonverbal reasoning abilities.

The Quest for the Rest
A brilliant point and click game with outstanding graphics. Journey through strange worlds while testing and strengthening nonverbal reasoning abilities.

Blockout
Blockout is another great game that develops visual spacial skills, planning, attention, and visual processing.

Set
Set is a great card game that now offers some free online challenges.  Even the New York Times now offers Set challenges.  This game develops visual processing, sequential processing, planning and also time management when playing with others.  Consider purchasing the card game as it is a blast to play with others.


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The Hardest Game in the World
This is a great but very challenging game that strengthens visual spatial skills, fine motor dexterity, planning, and patience. 

Parking frenzy
This is a game with great graphics that will help you to develop spatial relations, planning and patience.

Head Spin Story Book
This is another fun game by addicting games that has great graphics.  It develops spatial skills and visual processing skills.

Block Breaker
Here is a simple and fun game.  If you play impulsively, there is little benefit to this game. However, if you use planning skills, spatial relation abilities and sequencing you can master this brainteaser.  Watch out, it's addictive but it will strengthen cognitive skills if you are actively engaged.

 Free coloring pages
This site has some fun educational games.  Simon, a memory strengthening activity is great.  To access: select kid games.  Then select Simon, under the heading Arcade Games

Rapido
Great game to improve speed of processing and sequencing skills.

Guess the Colors (just like Mastermind)
A great game to improve sequential processing and nonverbal reasoning.

Games for the Brain
A wonderful free website that is packed with games that strengthen your brain.  They have games that work on attention to detail, visual memory, visual discrimination, memory, language processing...

Sheppard Software
Another wonderful website that is packed with games for the brain.


All Kids Network - Free Hidden Pictures

Here are some free hidden pictures that can be printed to help students with visual processing, attention to detail and attentional difficulties.

General Education Games

Questionaut
A brilliant point and click game with outstanding graphics. Journey through strange worlds and test your knowledge of English, Maths and Science on this magical mission to recover your friend’s hat.

FreeRice
Freerice.com can help improve vocabulary.  They also have other activities that can develop other academic areas such as Chemistry, languages, art and geography.  FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program. 
FreeRice has two goals: 1) Provide education to everyone for free.
2) Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Sheppard Software
This website offers 100s of great learning games and activities for many academic areas and age groups

BBC Learning Resources and Links
More learning resources and game links from BBC.

Gamequarium
This website offers a huge selection of games for PreK-6th grade in all subject areas.

Academic Skill Builders
This site strengthens basic math, spelling, reading and even helps students learn their state capitals.

Sheppard Software
Another wonderful website that is packed with games for learning

Writing and Language Games


Story birds 
This website offers short, art-inspired stories you can make to share, read, and print.  Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards.  They’re so creative and curiously fun.

Kerpoof
Kerpoof is all about having fun, discovering things, and being creative.  You can make drawings, stories, and movies!

Chicktionary
This is a cute anagram game.  The object is to use the letters to create as many words as you can before the time runs out.

Fling the Teacher
This is a really good but difficult game that tests students understanding of figurative language.
 
Practice homographs with these games.
http://www.quia.com/cb/96929.html
http://www.ezschool.com/Games/Homographs.html      

Social Studies Games

Primary Games
Test your knowledge of world capitals.

Sporcle - States
This is a good site for learning the states.

Sporcle - Countries
This is a good site for learning the countries.

Sheppard Software - United States
This is a good site for learning the United States.

Sheppard Software - World Geography
This is a good site for learning world geography


ABCYA- World Geography Countries and Maps
This is another good site for learning world geography


CIA Kids Page - World Exploration
This is a fun game that will help you learn more about the world we live in.  Work with a secret agent to solve the clues!


PBS Kids - Coast to Coast

This is a fun game that will help young learners master facts about the united states.  They can play solo or with a partner.

United State Dep. of Labor - US Geography Quiz
Here is another fun game to students learn the United States.  


Kids National Geographic - World Geography Quiz

This is a fun way for students to test their knowledge about the world.

Science Games

Interactive Body
Another great BBC game that helps you to learn about the body.

It's Elemental
Here are some games that will help you to learn the periodic table of elements

Cells Alive
This isn't exactly a game but is it offers interactive animal and plant cells.

Immune System Defender
This is a really cute and fun game that helps you learn how our bodies fight infections.

Sheppard Software - Science
This is a good site for a number of science games. 

Spelling Games

 Silent Invaders
Another great BBC game that helps you to learn about silent letters you may encounter in the spelling of words

Spell City
This site allows you to enter your spelling words so that you can be tested or play games.

Spellbound
This game shows a word, then the letters get jumbled up.  The student has to rearrange the letters to make the word.  Most of the words are high-frequency sight words. 

 
Reading Games

Dolch Word Games
Here are a few simple games that will help students learn their sight words by pairing the sound of the word to it's written match.

ARBACADABRA Lite
ABRACADABRA is a free, interactive web-based literacy program designed for early elementary school-aged students, their educators, teachers and parents. 

Reading Bear
This website is a free phonics program that can help children learn to read.  It was designed for 4-7-year-olds and they offer multi-sensory instruction, flash cards, and quizzes. 

Dinosaur Words
Here is a cute sight word game that allows you to select the sight word that you hear.

Syllable Factory Game
Another great BBC game that helps you to learn about syllables.

Star Fall
A fun collection of Pre-K-2nd grade, interactive reading games/activities

Reading-n-Phonics
This is a cute and fun game that will let kids practice simple consonant sounds.

Base Word Baseball: Word Ending Game
This adorable game that lets kids practice the word endings ing, ed, ful, est, ness, and ly. 

Alien Scavenger Hunt
Here is another cute game that let kids practice selecting the letters that make up simple three letter words.

Reading Ring and Professor Garfield 
What a great and fun way to improve sequential processing and reading comprehension.  Students put comic book imagines in the correct sequence and then answer questions about them.  Check out some of the other games on the site too.  They all have educational value.


Math Games

Math Playground
This site offers many different math - game-like activities organized by both grade and topic.  In addition, it offers a nice selection of logic activities/games. 


Number Race
This site offers a fun, free downloadable computer game that lets kids play with numbers, while training basic concepts of number and arithmetic.  It was created for children with dyscalculia.


Number Magic
This app offers a fun, free downloadable computer game that lets kids play with numbers, while training basic concepts of number and arithmetic.  It is more advanced than Number Race (listed above). It was created for children with dyscalculia. 


Counting Strategy Game
This YouTube video offers a free demonstration and tutorial on how to play a fun numbers game with a deck of cards.  I really like this game, because it also requires players to think ahead which requires executive functioning skills and working memory.


Alien Addition
This is a fun game that lets you practice addition by shooting at spaceships.


JetSki Addition

Speed up addition facts with this fun game that involves jet skis. 


Minus Mission
This is a fun game that lets you practice subtraction by shooting at slime.


Island Chase Subtraction

Be the fastest to answer subtraction problems and win a jet ski race around islands.


Cone Crazy
This is a fun game that lets you serve ice cream while practicing your times tables  

Grand Prix
This is a fun game that lets you race against other online players.  Quickly answer multiplication problems for the win! 

Lucy’s Costume Closet
This is a fun game that lets you create your own superhero costumes once you have answered the multiplication questions and unlocked the secret code.  Quickly answer multiplication problems and unlock your creativity

Triplets
Here's a great game that helps with equivalent fractions!  


Melvin's Make a Match
Here's another fun game that helps with equivalent fractions.


Fraction Monkeys
Yet another fun game that helps with equivalent fractions. 


Perimeter Practice
This is a cool website that helps you practice area and perimeter

Bedtime Bandits
Have fun practicing how to read the face of a clock.

Primary Games - Tangrams
Here is a fun tangrams game.  Tangrams are great for developing visual spatial abilities.  Put the pieces together to form a shape.

Genius Boxing
In Genius Boxing, you must defeat Albert Einstein, Pythagoras, Galileo, Bill Gates, Leonardo da Vinci, Nicholas Copernicus, Archimedes, and Sir Isaac Newton in boxing using your basic math skills.

Place Value Pirates
This is a wonderful game that assists students' in learning place value in mathematics.

Rounding  Sharks
This game helps your practice rounding numbers to the nearest hundred

Rounding Spaceships
This game helps you  practice rounding numbers to the nearest ten
 
Fractions Paris Game
Play the Fractions Pairs Game and learn which common fractions, decimals and percentages are equal to each other.

Jamit Fractions Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
This game lets the player practice changing mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Action Fraction
This is a fun car racing game that lets you practice fractions.  If you answer them quickly, you'll win!

Whale of a tale fractions
This is a cute a simple fraction game and test.

Fraction Fun
Figure out the fractions by looking at the images.

Fraction balls
This is a fun fraction game.  Even if you know the answer, you may have trouble getting there!

Jamit Fractions Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
This activity lets the player practice greatest common factors and mixed numbers.  You earn points to play a game.

Mixed Numbers
Practice converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. There are several chances to answer each problem before a new problem is given.

Builder Ted
This is a great BBC game that will help kids sequence numbers with decimals.

Death to Decimals
This is a cute game that lets you practice fractions and equivalent decimals

Percents to Decimals
This offers multiple choice options when converting percents to decimals.
 
Math Lines xFactor 18
This is a really fun game that lets you practice factors by shooting at balls.  It's fun and educational

Algebra Factoring
This is a game by Quia that will allow you to practice factoring algebra equations by playing a game similar to Do You Want to be a Millionaire. 

Solving Linear Equations 2
Solve linear equations by applying the same operations to both sides of the equation. Includes expanding, factoring, cross-multiplying, and reciprocals.

Equation Buster
This is a cool activity that asks you to solve linear equations by applying the same operations to both sides of the equation in a limited number of steps.

Escape Plant 6
This is a cute multiple choice game that helps you practice reading math sentences. Your job is to select the correct algebraic equation to match the sentence.

Grammar Games

Subject-Verb Agreement
This will help students practice subject-verb agreement.

Sheppard Software - Verbs
This will help students practice selecting verbs from other parts of speech.

Sheppard Software - Adjectives
This will help students practice selecting adjectives from other parts of speech.

Sheppard Software  - Nouns
This will help students practice selecting nouns from other parts of speech.

Typing Games


Dance Mat Typing
This is a free beginners typing game by BBC

Typing Master - Keyman

This is a fun packman game that can help you to learn the location of keys on the keyboard.


Air Typer
This is a fun game that gets kids to practice keyboarding skills.

Type 'em Up
Type the letters to make them disappear and dodge their attack by using the space bar. 

Martian City Defender
This game helps kids to locate the letters.  They have to type in the string of letters to hit down the attacking flying saucers.

Meteor Typing Blast
This game helps kids to locate the letters.  They have to type in the string of letters to hit down the oncoming meteors.

Frogs are Off Their Diet
This game helps kids to locate the letters.  They have to type in the string of letters to hit down the oncoming bugs before they disappear.

Desert Typing Racer
This game helps kids to locate the letters.  They have to type in the string of letters to hit down the oncoming bugs before they disappear.

Trick or Type
This game helps kids to locate the letters.  They have to type in the string of letters to hit down the oncoming bugs before they disappear.

Alpha Attack
This is a game that helps you to learn the location of all the keys.  It does involve shooting down bombs that have letters on them before they hit the city.  If you don't like the energy of this game, please pick another game.

Type Me
This is a game that helps kids learn the location of the keys.  When they type the falling letter correctly it provides the letter with a parachute.

RataType

This site will help improve both typing speed and keyboarding skills.  

Students can pass a wpm test, earn typing certificates and receive instant feedback on their performance. The site even offers free typing lessons and exercises.

Social Skills Games


State of Debate
Another great, futuristic BBC game that helps develop expressive language and social skills.

Sequencing Games 


Sequencing Fun Page
This site offers some sequencing games.  Students have to place the sentences in order to describe a behavior like brushing teeth and making a sandwich, and other everyday activities.

What's the order
What's the Order? is a fun sequencing game for kids.  They see images and have to put the together to tell a story.

Alphabetizing Through The Third Letter
Practice placing words in alphabetical order. 

Primary Alphabetizing Game
Put a list of words in alphabetical order.

If you find other great educational games that are not on this list, please let us know!   Email Erica @ erica@learningtolearn.biz

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