Your kiddo is all about video games—but you’re not into the high price tag. Free online games for kids combine the best of entertainment with education. From their A, B, C’s to their 1, 2, 3’s, your littles can learn, develop new skills, and have a fun-filled afternoon of indoor play with these online options.

Sesame Street Big Bird and Snuffy's Letter Dance Party

The classic kids' show tackles letter-learning with an animated vibe. Sesame Street's Big Bird and Snuffy's Letter Dance Party is a creative way to help your preschooler or toddler learn more about the alphabet. 

Online: sesamestreet.org/games

Learning Games for Kids

This site is exactly what the name promises. It's filled with learning games for kids! Choose from vocab, health, math, animals, social studies, science and other games for kids of all ages. 

Online: learninggamesforkids.com

Highlights Kids

Gone are the days when Highlights was only a magazine you picked up and read in the pediatrician's waiting room. This old school fave is online and has plenty of games for preschool-aged kids to play all day. 

Online: highlightsforkids.com

Animal Jam

Are animals your kiddo's jam? This online option is also available as an app for Andriod or iOS. Along with plenty of animated fun, Animal Jam also features parental controls. 

Online: animaljam.com

Funbrain

Whether you're on the search for an online math game, something specifically for your kindergartner, or anything else, Funbrain has it. This site is filled with games for kiddos of all ages—and it's free!

Online: funbrain.com/games

Nick Jr. Finding Feelings

Online games for kids do more than just entertain. These games can also educate—in a variety of different ways. This pick brings some of Nick Jr.'s most popular characters to your computer or tablet screen. Instead of academics, this game focuses on emotions. 

Online: nickjr.com/games

Starfall

This educational site isn't exactly new—but it's stuck around for a reason. You'll find plenty of learning-based games for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids.

Onlinestarfall.com

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Mickey's Shape and Make Roadtrip

Are you looking for free online math games for kids? Disney Junior's Ready for Preschool's Mickey's Shape and Make Road Trip helps your young child learn about geometry. Go on a road trip with the beloved Disney character, building bridges and so much more—all with shapes.

Online: disneynow.com/games/mickeysshapeandmake

LEGO Games

Whether your kids are Batman, Star Wars, Ninjago or Avengers fans, LEGO has a game for them! Click here to visit LEGO's site and play brick-based games galore from your kiddo's favorite franchises.

Online: lego.com/kids/games

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Preschoolers will get a kick out of online awesomeness from the PBS Kids fave. Play hide and seek with Daniel Tiger, match barnyard animals, sing songs or play the other games available on the early childhood site.

Online: pbskids.org/daniel/games

—Erica Loop

 

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