60 + Free Online Educational Resources for Kids

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Over the years we have found many Free Online Educational Resources for Kids.

60 + Free Online Educational Resources for Kids

We bookmark the resources, we link to them on our website, we share them on social media, but somehow we can’t find what we want when we are looking for it. Making our own list of resources so they can be found easily seemed like a good idea to us. We want to share our list with you so your kids can have fun learning and exploring the online world safely. This list is primarily sites for the kids themselves, although we did include some resources for the adults.  If you have an online resource that you would like to share please let us know in the comments section below!

We’ve included links to our own hands-on learning activities, too. Just click on the pictures to explore.

Free Online Educational Resources for Kids

Art:

Art Museums-

Art Museum Activities for Kids
Art Museum Activities for Kids

Explore and expose your kids to art by visiting some of the finest art museums in the world.

Getty Games

Louvre On line tours

Metropolitan Museum of Art Sing-a-Long

Online Art Activities-

Kids can draw, paint and create with these free online art activities.

ABCya Online Paint Activity

Jerry’s Art-Arama Art Lesson Videos

National Gallery of Art Kid’s Art Zone

Resources for arts and crafts activities for kids-

Art & Craft Projects for Kids
Art & Craft Projects for Kids

Looking for hands-on art activities? Here are some great resources:

Activity Village

AllCrafts

Kinderart

Computer Coding for Kids:

We found some truly awesome coding sites for kids!

Alice

Code Studio

Hopscotch

ScratchMIT

Educational Games & Activities for Kids:

Our kids have a wealth of free online games available to them. If the kids are playing online games, why not make it educational?

Education.com

Fun Brain

Khan Academy

Knowledge Adventure

National Geographic Kids

PBS Kids

Geography Resources for Kids:
In My World activity
In My World activity

We didn’t realize just how many geography resources there are out there. It’s amazing where your kids can travel without leaving the house!

3D Geography

Geography4Kids

GeographyIQ

National Geographic Interactive Map Maker 

National Geographic Interactive Globe

Science Kids Geography Page

Math Games:
Math Activities
Math Activities

Learning math can be fun. When teaching math, hands-on learning is important, but there are many awesome websites that offer free online games to get kids excited about math and to reinforce math skills.

Cool Math

Cool Math 4 Kids

Kids Numbers

Math Playground

Primary Games

Prodigy (Thanks 3Dinosaurs for the tip. )

Reading Games:
Picture Books Lessons & Activities
Picture Books Lessons & Activities

Reading books with kids and playing reading games is one of our favorite activities. Kids will also enjoy learning with computer games.  These online games will help build reading skills while the kids think they are getting away with screen time. 

Free Rice Vocabulary Game

Kindergarten Reading Games

Mr. Nussbaum!

Smart Tutor

Smarty Games

Starfall

Teach Your Monster to Read (You have to register, but it’s worth it!)

Science Games:
Science Lessons From Making Freezer Bag Ice Cream
Science Lessons From Making Freezer Bag Ice Cream

There are so many fun ways to explore science. Kids will enjoy these free online science games.

EdHeads

Game for Science

Nasa Kids Club

Science Kids

Science Museum

Sheppard Software

Social Studies:
Wheels of Change Book Spotlight
Wheels of Change Book Spotlight

Here are some great sites that have interactive activities for students to explore history.

History.com

Kids.Gov

Kids Past

Oregon Trail

Power My Learning

The Teacher’s Cafe

Special Needs:

Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit & Sensory Processing Activities
Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit & Sensory Processing Activities

Kids with special needs are often drawn to computer games; why not have them learn while they play?

4Kidz

Do2Learn

Dr. Gallaway vision Games

Ed by Design

PBS Kids It’s my Life

Social Stories

Special Needs Games Online

Vision Therapy Blog

Your Life Your Voice (Mental health site for teenagers)

Videos:

Learning Games for Kids Educational Videos

Watch Know Learn

YouTube Video Links for Social Skills

Writing Activities for Kids:
Writing Activities for Kids
Writing Activities for Kids

Looking for ways to get the kids excited about writing? Check out these engaging, interactive writing sites.

Captain Underpants Comic

Squigly’s Playhouse Mad Libs

The Story Kitchen

The Story Starter

Writing A-Z

All of these on-line resources are fantastic but kids also need hands-on learning activities. We have an awesome hands-on resource for you.

Check out Learn With Play: 150+ Ideas for Year-round Fun & Learning

This book has some of the best hands-on learning activities you will find.

Learn With Play: 150+ Ideas for Year-round Fun & Learning

Visit us on Pinterest for even more activity ideas and resources for kids!

Visit Mosswoodconnections.com’s profile on Pinterest.

120 Comments


  1. What a fabulous list of resources. I know of quite a few of these but some are new! Pinning!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  2. Thanks for sharing this kind of information this is really a unique information. I like your post, it is too informative and thank you for share.

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  3. Wow! What a great list! This is going to come in handy for the years to come. My oldest just started Kindergarten. Pinning this.

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  4. Great comprehensive list. Sharing now. Education is so important for our little ones.

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  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this list! I just signed up for Teach Your Monster to read today and my girls had to be pulled away from the computer. I have stumbled across some of the ones you have mentioned but so many are brand new to me. I am making so many bookmarks. It amazes me that I spent so much on homeschool curriculum when there are all these amazing free resources available. It is a nice bonus since we are discovering that some of our purchased materials are not quite working for us. These are going to be great supplements.

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  6. What a great list! I will definitely be passing this on to my friends who have children.

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  7. Wow what an impressive list. Thanks for putting all these great resources into one place so people can so easily find them.

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  8. Same thing always happens to me- I make lists then somehow get confused and can not find the resource I’m looking for. Thank you so much as I am just doing research on games and resources for kids 3-5, especially those with learning issues (arts, crafts, math, science, spelling and focus/processing). This will be really helpful- love that you broke it into areas like that.

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    1. Thanks so much! Check out our other activities, too. All of our activities are based on our work with children who have special needs.

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  9. This is a great collection! Wow, too much to go through in one sitting. I’ll bookmark this and come back to it later. Thanks for taking the time to compiles all these resources!

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  10. These are amazing! Thank you so much for putting this together! I am definitely going to be pinning this and revisiting frequently.

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  11. Incredibly resourceful list! Thanks so much for sharing! Our two year old is hooked on online educational videos… and she is extremely smart because of it. 😉

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  12. Wow – love this list of resources!!! Thanks for much for compiling this. I’ve bookmarked it for later. I also especially like that you included resources for kids learning coding – so fun!

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  13. Thanks for the list. I will bookmarking this to refer to often!

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  14. Terrific list! Thanks for sharing. My kids have both used Starfall and enjoyed it quite a bit.

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  15. What a great list! Thanks for sharing your resources. It still amazes me how much is available to us now for free!

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  16. These are great! I have pinned them for future use – they will be a great resource for summer or if we do decide to homeschool! Thank you for sharing such a valuable list!

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  17. Wow! What a great list of resources. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll be passing this link along to all parents that I know!

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  18. What a great list of resources! I’m bookmarking for reference. We’ve done some of the science ones, like making ice cream in a plastic bag, and have had such fun with them. Even if you don’t homeschool, there are so many great ideas in this list for kids of every age. Thanks so much for taking the time to put them all together!

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  19. We shared some of the same sites, but you also shared many more that I hadn’t found. Thank you so much for this round up.Especially, the social studies resources. We just changed the way we are doing our homeschooling and this roundup is very valuable for us.

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  20. Very helpful information. Thank you for compiling and sharing it!

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  21. This is a great resource as a parent. I pinned it so I can check it out again in the future!

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  22. As a former teacher, I was aware of several of these sites already, but I’m pinning this post so that I can check out the many that I haven’t heard of before – such a wonderful, comprehensive list! Thank you!

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  23. What an awesome treasure trove of resources! We currently homeschool three of of our seven children and I am always on the look-out.

    I mean, come on. Minecraft is fun and all but there are other things to do with their time! 😛

    Thank you for putting this together. ♥

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  24. WOW!! What a great post and resources. Thanks for this compilation. I am definitely pinning this list for ideas. My kids are 10,7 and 4 so this is right on target for us. Look forward to more great ideas from you blog.

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  25. I am surprised at the amount of information that is available to keep the kids entertained while being educated. What a great list of resources for children activities. Nothing beats learning and having fun at the same time.

    I will share this list with friends who have kids. Thank you.

    Rachel.

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  26. This is a great list. I work with students with reading disabilities and I”m always looking for fun resources just like this. Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to start using these!

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    1. There are a couple of the reading and writing sites here that I use when working with kids who have reading disabilities.

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  27. This is a great roundup! I’m pinning this for when my babe is a toddler and needs stuff to do to 🙂

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  28. Great post and resources. Thanks for this compilation. I plan to homeschool and this is just what I need.

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  29. Not a mom and not a teacher but I have friends of toddlers who want to start homeschooling. Looks like they’ll have plenty of resources!

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  30. Very cool list. We like BrainPop for videos too. My kids would love to do those paper mache plates!

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  31. Wow, thanks for the list! Virtual field trips are anothe possible category: Scholastic has a great one to Ellis Island, for instance. It’s interactive videos and maps for students to explore and learn.

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    1. We have a few virtual field trips, like the one to the Louvre, but I haven’t seen Scholastic’s virtual field trip to Ellis Island. Thanks for letting us know about it. We will check it out.

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  32. I know this was a lot of work and thank you so much for putting this together. This is my first year homeschooling my kids and this will be so helpful I bookmarked and followed you on Pinterest!

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  33. Awesome post. Thanks for this will be pinning this and coming back to it again and again.

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  34. These are such great resources! Sharing this with my wife. I’m sure she’ll pass it along to her mommy friends.

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  35. I love that you’ve compiled this post. It’s such a thoughtful list!

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  36. This is so great! My son is only 19 months but I’m always looking for some beneficial educational material for us to do at home!

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  37. Thanks for the round-up! We homeschool so I’m always looking for new resources to incorporate in our schooling.

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  38. These resources are great and inspiring! I love that plates so much. They look so “designer”!

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  39. This is an awesome list of free online educational resources for kids indeed. My kids are older now but I will have to share this with my sister and niece for their kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. My kids love to watch and play using my phone or tablet. It’s so nice to know that there are many educational apps for kids.

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  41. Such a great list. We’ve checked out a few of the sites, but we’ve got many more to look at. Pinned. Thank you!

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  42. I have this weird interest in science since I was a child. Learning how things work or how they are made is one of my favorites. This i find to be adequately environment friendly and I hope they will come up with more ideas how to recycle and turn trash into great things we never could have imagined.

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  43. This could keep us busy for months at a time! What an excellent round-up!

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  44. This list is so comprehensive, there is something in it to suit just about anyone!

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  45. Wow! There are so many activities to do! These resources are awesome, thanks for sharing! It would be a nice reference.

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  46. Awesome list. Lots of great resources.

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  47. This is a great post and loaded with information for parents. I must share with my friends and family who have younger children.

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    1. Some of these sites are fun for adults, too. I get addicted to FreeRice.

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  48. Great resources! I only wish I had kids to share these with… maybe I can borrow my cousins! They’re much younger than I am and love to hang out with my hubby and I! haha!

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  49. Thanks for the list. I need to bookmark it because I am sure we can use it when school starts back on September 1st.

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  50. OMG, this is FANTASTIC. I am always looking for ways to reinforce what they learn at school after they come home.

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    1. Thanks, Robin. We hope that you find some fun and useful resources!

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  51. Thanks for these awesome resources! I’ve been trying to think of a way to keep my daughter interested in math this summer. I think I’ll check out some of the math resources here! Thanks for linking up at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

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  52. What a fabulous resource, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Monday Parenting Pin It Party x

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  53. This is awesome! I’m going to pin it and definitely refer back it it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I actually used it at work today and the boy who I showed it to was excited to explore all the websites.

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  54. Awesome resource!!! I love working with my 2.5 year old on “projects” as we call them that allow him to be learning something new, but doesn’t feel like learning.

    I’m going to check out some of these options!

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    1. How wonderful how you encourage your son to learn something new by enticing him with “projects”!

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  55. I love this list! I am going to share it with all my teacher friends!

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  56. Such a great and thorough list! We don’t go Online with the kids much yet, but soon we will, and these resources will be so helpful. Thank you!

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    1. When your kids are ready to explore online it’s nice to know that the websites are kid-friendly.

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  57. This is sooo helpful!! We do ABCya and CoolMath, but J is always into something ‘new’. So Thank You!!

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    1. We are glad that you find it helpful. Thanks for reading!

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    1. I could have kept adding there is so much out there. Our kids live in such a different world of online resources!

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  58. Thanks for all of the great resources! I did Starfall and Khan Academy a lot with my kids. Thanks for the coding sites. My kids like code.org.

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    1. Isn’t it fabulous that kids can learn to code with these awesome free services?

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  59. Wow! This list is incredible! Thank you for sharing! I’m really interested in checking out some of the geography resources first. They sound so cool!!

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    1. They are cool. I was surprised at how many geography resources are available online.

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