Easy Online Games For Kids

Although I’ve covered Preschool Games in the past, I’m revisiting the topic because it continues to be one of my most requested subjects. But this collection of games is not only for preschoolers; each site also includes fun stuff for early elementary ages. Find out more at the following websites.

Billy Bear’s Online Games

Billy Bear has a large collection of games for preschoolers and early elementary grades created with Java and JavaScript. This means you don’t need to download any plug-ins, but you do need a newish browser. Be sure to have both Java and JavaScript enabled in your browser preferences or options. Some of these games are very cute. Others are just ho-hum. My personal favorite is the addictive Billy Bear Solitaire: the aim of the game is to delete as many bears as possible by jumping checkers-style.

Funschool.com

From preschool to sixth grade, Funschool.com is a cornucopia of grade-specific activities. All are Java-based, so have the same browser requirements as Billy Bear (see above). At the bottom of each activity screen are buttons to play another scenario of the same game, to restart the current game, or return to the grade-level game listings. Learning these will help you get around. My favorite preschool game is Fishing for Numbers, where the player matches numbers to sets of fish. For older kids, I like the geography game “Where in the world?”

Seussville Games

“Here’s lots of games for you to play, to keep you entertained all day.” From the Cat’s Concentration game to Green Eggs and Ham picture scramble, Dr. Seuss fans will find plenty to crow about. My don’t-miss-it pick of the day is the Shockwave “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!” game. It is based on the newest Seuss book, written by Jack Prelutsky, inspired by work Dr. Seuss left incomplete at the time of death in 1991.