Check out Word Frog and Alien Addition at this site.
Download and print fun coloring sheets.
|Coloring, Mazes, Games and Crafts
This is a fun site! You can print projects or complete online coloring pages.
|Fun School Kaboose
Have fun playing dinosaur, pirate, cowpoke, and undersea games.
|Kids Know It
An interactive site with a focus on the solar system, geography, biology, and dinosaurs.
|One More Story
An online library of childrens' literature.
Games, music, videos, and stories from favorite characters on PBS.
A wide variety of math, reading, and science games and activities.
You can have fun playing games and puzzles with your spelling words on this site.
Fun reading activities for second grade!
Fun activities for K-6. Even a word search creator!
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in Buffalo, N.Y., has a stimulating, art-focused website. Kids can design their own abstract paintings online, learn about pioneering artists, and discover painting techniques. http://www.kids.albrightknox.org/loader.html
Marvel Kids Comic Creator
Many kids would jump at the chance to create their own Marvel comic. With this comic creator, they can choose from a host of heroes and villains and design paneled comic strips or even 22-page books. While practicing artistic mastery, kids experiment with storytelling techniques such as crafting dialogue, writing humor, and creating suspense. What better way to learn while being entertained? http://marvelkids.marvel.com/games/play/75/create_your_own_comic
The National Gallery of Art (United States) website for children highlights the Photo Op program, which is an interactive introduction to digital photography and image editing. Kids can use the virtual camera to snap pictures and then experiment with photo-editing tools to create photographic masterpieces. They can also create virtual paintings, assemble collages, and delve into art history. http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/education/kids.html
For Curious Kids
Wonderopolis explains a new 'wonder' of daily life, such as how to create a harmony, why zebras have stripes, and where the buffalo do roam. There are dozens of categories from candy to weather to pop culture. Kids can learn, discover, and imagine with this website from the National Center for Family Literacy. http://wonderopolis.org
Pass the Plate
The Disney Channel's Pass the Plate resource offers nutritious recipes from all over the world to encourage kids to prepare and snack on healthy food. http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/passtheplate/index.html
Literacy and Language Arts
Word Mover mobile app by the National Council of Teachers of English, allows children and teens to create 'found poetry' by choosing from word banks and remixing famous works. Word Mover is available for free through iTunes.
Nature and Science
The website http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids and National Geographic Little Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/littlekids provides are high-quality photography and videos where kids can encounter animals and explore natural environments There are also links to encyclopedic references, resources, craft ideas, puzzles, and quizzes.
National Geographic Education http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar_a=1 provides hands-on activities, lesson plans, and other teaching and learning resources, including news and blog posts from real-life adventurers and explorers. Kids can read up on current events, get their hands dirty with fun experiments, and find answers to tough questions.
Check out the K–12 science education resources from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Kids can tap into interactive and vibrant games, listen to podcasts, and get help with hands-on activities. They can learn about the inner workings of the body, understand gravity, and read science news written for young readers. http://sciencenetlinks.com/tools
All-Around Educational Websites
These websites offer lessons in reading, math, geography, and other academic subjects in a range of educational areas.
Oxford Owl, by Oxford University Press, offers resources, texts, and games to support literacy for children up to age 11 and math for children 3–7 years old. With more than 250 free e-books to choose from, kids of all reading levels can find something that interests them. Children can print, illustrate, and construct their own picture books; play games to test their reading comprehension and improve their memory; and even learn how to use math when cooking. http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk
PBS Kids offers an array of fun ways to engage kids, including videos from shows such as Word Girl, Arthur, and The Electric Company. Kids can create their own comic strips, create and mix global beats, test drive a space flyer, or experiment in the Inventor's Workshop. http://pbskids.org/
Kids can find out what it's like to be a national park ranger with the WebRangers game, practice cryptology and code breaking with the CryptoKids game. They can explore the 50 states, discover careers in the health field, learn tips for saving money, or listen to the stories of Peace Corps volunteers. This collection of U.S. government-funded websites offers something for every child. http://kids.usa.gov
Great Websites for Kids
And there's MORE!! Great Websites for Kids has dozens of recommendations that will interest young people. A compilation of exemplary websites geared toward children from birth to age 14. The directory is curated by members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. http://gws.ala.org