10 Great Sites for Finding Free Educational Games

Educational games are a great way for students of all ages to learn and retain information. The internet is full of sites that offer free access to games of all kinds, and there is no shortage of educational games that can be downloaded, or simply played right on your web browser. Take a look at the following sites to find a wide variety of free educational games.

  1. National Geographic Kids: The kids’ magazine has a free website that corresponds with their monthly issue and has games to boot. Geography, history, and logic games can be accessed and played online through your web browser.

  2. Funschool: The games on this site target a younger audience, but help focus on skills like math and reading. Take a look at what they have to offer to make learning fun for children.
  3. Prongo: Prongo has a wide assortment of games for students of all ages. Many math games are available to suit different tastes. There is also a link to a stock market game that utilizes real-time stock prices for older students.
  4. The Kidz Page: Turn to The Kidz Page for free logic games, puzzles, and more. Spice up the dated concept of flash cards or play memory games as well.
  5. Sheppard Software: This site has an amazing selection of games for a wide age group. Online quizzes and other games in the areas of general science, chemistry, and even astronomy are available, among many other topics and subjects.
  6. Gamequarium: Gamequarium has games organized by grade level, subject matter, and content area. Instructional and informational videos are also available for visitors to look through before or after playing.
  7. KidsGames.org: Find loads of free educational games for children between the ages of 0 through 10. Browse through a large variety of topics and let the games begin!
  8. The Problem Site: Students can improve their problem solving skills when they play any number of games on this site. Puzzles, logic, and strategic thinking are featured skills that are honed when playing games on this site.
  9. FunBrain: This list wouldn’t be complete without FunBrain. Students can browse through games that cover a variety of topics and disciplines including math, science, reading, and spelling.
  10. Primary Games: It will take some time to go through everything they have to offer, but you’ll be glad you did. Primary Games has a great selection of games for students of all ages across the disciplines.

This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of the colleges online. She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com.


  • By Omer Altay, September 29, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

    Thanks for the resources! I have an essay on educational games and mmorpgs. This should help =)

  • By Alistair Owens, October 27, 2008 @ 3:04 am

    Proves that if you make education fun kids love to play the games and we have “learning in Disguise”.
    Would be ideal if the video games developers wrote some educational video games with real street cred. This would allow them to be played with parents and friends on the latest games consoles and even MP3 players and induce the practice function that is essential to learning.

  • By annaleons, December 23, 2008 @ 10:22 am

    i found lots of cool educational sites where you answer fun trivia questions and you also donate to charities. like http://www.freerice.com i think its a famous one and a cool one i saw today http://www.rescuethemarket.com

  • By Omer, January 23, 2009 @ 10:33 am

    I Remember I had this educational game for the Super Nintendo called ‘Letters with mario’ or ‘Fun with mario’ or something. Entire purpose of the game was educational and I ended up writing an essay about it for class, haha. Goes to show, there are educational games out there.

  • By mmo, March 2, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

    Nice list! Thanks!

  • By Juegos Online, March 4, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    Thanks for the links!

  • By John, March 20, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

    Fun with letters was awesome. It was actually a decent game. I played it when i was like 14, so I just romped all the puzzles and questions that were meant for kids lol.

  • By radu, July 30, 2009 @ 10:55 am

    Interesting list , even though I agree only with a small part of it .

    Myabe it’s because I’m more centered on RPG and strategy ..

  • By Free Gift Cards, August 7, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    Good review. I like educational games because they are more easier and effective than education process

  • By Freddie, September 7, 2009 @ 8:02 am

    Thanks for your research. I am always looking for sites like these.

  • By Chris, October 28, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

    Games are useful for struggling students, instead of a tutor, enjoy some family time or hire a babysitter.

  • By Gold Coast College, January 11, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Nice One..

  • By Play Browsergames, February 11, 2011 @ 3:02 am

    Realy a nice list! One or two sites I known before but on this sites there are tons of realy good education games. Normaly i like to play Browsergames but some of there education games are realy funny! Thanks for your nice list and greetings from germany… :)

  • By My Free Farm Spieler, April 27, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Cool.. thanks for the List i will test some games from these sites…

  • By games, May 15, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Games are useful for struggling students.thanks

  • By George, June 6, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    Very useful list. I can use this resources in my work (I am math teacher)

  • By Learning games, June 6, 2012 @ 2:40 am

    Nice list. I always are looking for good educational games for my websites.

  • By Neal G., June 1, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    http://www.roomrecess.com is also a good educational site with free games (and no ads)

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