Summer Web Surfing
Need a cure for summer boredom? On this page, we have put together a list of fun, safe, and educational web sites for kids of all ages. Most are great for children and families to explore together. The wide variety of topics means there is something for everyone – art, music, science, history, language, and more. Explore, learn, and have fun!
www.ajkids.com - Ask Jeeves a question at this site for children ages 7-14 which also includes news, study resources, fun and games.
www.ala.org/greatsites - Great Sites for Kids, a collection of the best sites for young people up to and including age fourteen, from the American Library Association.
http://americanart.si.edu/education/cappy - Learn about American Art in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “Bottles to Brushes” interactive site for children.
www.americaslibrary.gov - Meet amazing Americans, journey back in time, listen to a song from America’s past, travel to all 50 states, go on a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt, and much more at this educational and entertaining website from the Library of Congress.
www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room - The Art Room website is designed around the idea of activity centers that encourage kids to create, to learn, and to explore on their own.
www.azsos.gov/public_services/kids - Learn all about Arizona at this colorful, informative website for kids from the Arizona Secretary of State.
www.bonus.com - Internet entertainment for the entire family within a protected playground that features hundreds of games, puzzles and other activities.
www.crayola.com - Arts and crafts, games and activities, card creator, color facts, crayon trivia, virtual factory tour, and more.
www.eduweb.com - Explore the worlds of art, science, and history through award-winning educational web adventures.
www.earobics.com/gamegoo - Cognitive Concepts produced this unique play site for developing early reading skills, recommended for ages 4-8.
www.exploratorium.edu - The Exploratorium, San Francisco's famous interactive science museum, developed this site containing hundreds of online exhibits.
www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html - The FunBrain Kids Center has lots of educational games sorted by subject, age, and grade level (K-12).
www.ipl.org/youth - A virtual library complete with a reference section, children's fiction, story hour, fun activities and games, hundreds of interesting and informative links, and additional resources.
www.kids.gov - U.S. government web portal especially for kids. It provides links to Federal kids’ sites along with some of the best kids’ sites from other organizations all grouped by subject. Learn about the White House, government, history, money, states, and much more.
www.kidscastle.si.edu - Lots of interesting facts about science, sports, history, the arts, travel, air and space for 8 - 16 year-olds.
www.madsci.org - In their 24-hour Mad Science laboratory, a collective cranium of scientists provide answers to all your questions. Check out the Mad faq's, Mad archives, Mad library, Mad labs, and Random Knowledge Generator.
www.make-stuff.com - Hundreds of craft projects, recipes, creative ideas for recycling household objects, etc. Click on Kids Stuff for simple activities just for kids.
www.mangobay.cc/users/moonfinder - SkyWise is a series of colorful, educational, comic strips about astronomy. Originally published in Sky & Telescope magazine from 1997-2001, they are grouped by subject and order of appearance.
www.organicvalley.com - Click on “Farm Friends Kids Club” to go on an organic farm tour, view a glossary of farm terms, learn about animals in “Down Nature’s Trail with Dan Hazlett,” and read “James’ Journal,” in which a boy tells about life on the farm.
http://pbskids.org - The PBS website contains lots of supplemental activities for fans of the shows.
http://phoenix.gov/AVIATION/kids/index.html - Take off with cool paper airplanes, fun science projects, a cartoon story about flying, dot-to-dots, word searches, a scavenger hunt, and an interactive suitcase game at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Kids Corner.
http://pptkids.org - American history and current events for kids, from the Presidential Prayer Team.
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com - This website from Discovery School generates all kinds of customized puzzles including word searches, crossword puzzles, mazes, cryptograms, and number blocks.
www.scribbleskidsart.com - Scribbles is a place for children of all ages to create art, learn about different artists and their artwork, play online art games, and other fun stuff.
www.sfskids.org – Kids can have fun with music at this site from the San Francisco Symphony. Learn about all of the instruments in an orchestra, experiment with sounds in the music lab, hear different tempos, and make a tune with the composerizer. A great, fun site!
www.si.edu/kids - The Smithsonian Institution for Kids has lots of fun online stuff: animals to color, cool info about bugs, learn how to play a Viking board game, experiments, puzzles, and more.
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi - The Franklin Institute Science Museum, an entire online science museum with many interesting exhibits!
http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/en/kids/index.shtml - Space science in action, amazing facts, and fun projects from NASA.
www.spacewander.com - Take an amazing virtual space trip. You can fly to Mars and through the Universe! It’s fun for all ages!
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov - Star Child, a learning center for young astronomers. Another great site from NASA!
www.thinkquest.org/library/index.html - Browse more than 6,000 unique educational web sites, created by students for students through ThinkQuest competitions and programs.
www.twinkiesproject.com - The Twinkie Project: science experiments designed to determine the properties of that incredible food, the Twinkie. Hilarious!
www.war-eagles-air-museum.com/exhibits.html - The War Eagles Air Museum has online exhibits of aircraft, automobiles, and military equipment from WWII. Click on the appropriate links to hear and see the planes in action! When you’re done looking at the exhibits, go to “Fun Stuff” to take an engine sounds quiz and cockpit identification quiz. You can also print out airplane pictures to color in.
www.wordcentral.com - Look up words in the student dictionary, build your own dictionary, stump your friends with the daily buzzword, create poems using an online verse composer, and more at this site designed just for kids from Merriam-Webster.
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com - Fun science site from the Discovery Channel. Visit Worm World and other yucky gross science things!
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