Are you looking for ways to keep your kids busy at home and learning? Here are 25 FREE educational websites that incite learning for children while having fun, playing games, watching videos, and more! All of these free educational websites are 100% free with a variety of things to do. A couple have a 30-day free trial, but I added them because they’re worth using during the free trial.
Looking for even more free educational websites for kids? Check out AnnMarie John’s list where she shares 30 more sites and Laura’s list of 15 Science Education Resources for kids.
Free Educational Websites for Children
- Amazon Prime Reading – If you’re a prime member you can access prime reading with unlimited access to 1,000 Kindle books, magazines, and comic books. If you’re not a prime member you can get a FREE 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime. To use Amazon Prime Reading download the free kindle.
- Amazon Kindle Unlimited is a standalone subscription that offers unlimited access to over 1.4 million Kindle books and magazines. The children’s book selection is huge. You can get a FREE 30-day trial. Download the free kindle app to use.
- Scholastic Learn at Home – Free resource provides 20 days of learning for kids through stories, videos, articles, and challenges. Kids will get up to 3 hours of learning every day with virtual field trips, learning with authors, being able to dig deep into the topics they love. This service is available on a variety of devices. Follow the steps via the Scholastic Learn at Home website.
- SwitchZoo.com – Read interesting facts about the behavior and characteristics of the 142 animal species in Switch Zoo. Take a tour to learn how to make new animals, go on a creative writing field trip, or explore music ‘performed’ by animals. Play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest. Great for grades Kinder – 8th.
- National Geographic Kids – Play games, watch videos, learn about animals and geography.
- Into the Book – Play games that practice reading strategies.
- Suessville – Go into the world of Dr. Suess and play games, watch videos, and read.
- ABC Ya – Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games.
- Fun Brain – Play Games while practicing math and reading skills.
- PBS Kids – Play games and watch videos with your favorite PBS characters.
- Starfall – Kindergarten through 3rd grade can work on phonics, math, numbers, colors, reading, and more.
- Storyline Online – Movie stars read stories to kids.
- Highlights Kids – Crafts and Recipes for kids, learn jokes, play games, and explore through science videos.
- ABC Mouse – 30 Day free trial. Kids can learn reading, math, science, and colors through over 9,000 activities.
- Cool Math – CoolMath.com calls itself “an amusement park of math and more.” Children can play online math games that help them with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath is geared toward ages 13 and up, but sister site CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12. CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for preschoolers.
- Time Kids – Time Kids is an online magazine for children that covers interesting articles, photos, and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, and health are just some of the topics covered.
- The Kidz Page – is made up of over 5,000 pages of fun, learning, and activities, and an average of 1 to 2 new fun games and other kids’ activities are added daily. There are coloring page printables, puzzles, and learning games.
- How Stuff Works – explains how stuff works. They break down things in automotive, money, animals, adventure, science, health, and much more and how they work.
- Fun Brain – Math, reading, online books, videos, and learning games.
- Nick Jr – Join your favorite characters with fun printables, games and other activities. The games allow your children to explore their creativity, play dress-up, learn new music, put together puzzles and work on numbers and shape recognition.
- BBC History for Kids – Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. Kids can set off on a learning adventure when they walk through ancient history, world history and histories of specific countries on the BBC History for Kids website.
- Exploratorium – Exploratorium is such a fun science museum located in San Francisco, but they’ve gone online to bring you fun things for kids to do. Tinker with gadgets, go under the sea, learn about space, animals, and cells through videos, activities, and more.
- Spatulatta – Kids can learn about cooking and get recipes.
- Nasa Kids Club – Learn all about space with Nasa. Images, videos, and articles about all things space.
- Smithsonian Learning Lab – the Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. Learn about social studies, art, science, and language arts.
If you’re looking for educational games, books, and crafts for kids check out my list of 42 crafts, games, and books for kids.