Fun Educational Activities
Arthur the Aardvark
Meet Arthur, "the world's most famous aardvark", his best friend Buster, his puppy Pal, and the rest of the gang as you play games, color, read stories, learn about the show's characters, and more.
Berenstain Bears Activities
Join the Berenstain Bears for dress-up games, trivia, mazes, interactive stories, coloring book fun and more.
The Book of Pooh
Read an interactive story and help Pooh invite Piglet, Rabbit, or Tigger to breakfast by spelling their names, make some music with the musical honey pots, or play a fun game or activity. It's tigger-rific!
California Fact Cards
Find social studies fact cards on California. Fact cards are a quick reference resource for students in grades 4 through 8 interested in the topic of California.
Chateau Meddybemps Online Activities
Features fun and educational activities for preschoolers that teach spatial concepts, matching skills, color recognition, and early writing skills.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Join Clifford and all his friends for games, coloring, a story, and cutouts fun. Also included is a TV schedule for the show and ideas for offline activities.
Dora the Explorer
Get ready for fun and adventure with Dora the Explorer and her best friend, Boots! Play online games, read a story, learn how to say words in English and Spanish, color a picture online, plus lots more.
Science experiments, math games, writing projects, and more.
Games include Math Baseball, Power Football, Change Maker, Fresh Baked Fractions, Line Jumper, and Shape Surveyor.
The Magic School Bus Activity Lab
Pictures to color plus other fun and educational activities.
History Educational Resources
Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE)
Grade 7 Up - Ancient History Encyclopedia with an index, timeline, maps and more!
Ancient Civilizations Online
Grade 5 Up – History resources on ancient civilizations.
National Geographic’s Ancient World News (AWN)
Grade 6 Up – World news on ancient civilizations.
Math Educational Activities
A+ Math This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning to intermediate math students improve their skills. Flash cards, concentration games, more.
Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly created interactive practice activities.
This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games and explore new math concepts.
The Fruit Game
Can you be the one who takes the last pieces of fruit from the table? Play this tricky game and find out if you have what it takes to beat the computer! Be sure to read the instructions, and good luck! (You'll need it!)
Math games for all ages. Games include Math Baseball, Power Football, Change Maker, Fresh Baked Fractions, Line Jumper, and Shape Surveyor.
In the mood for a fun collection of games that might just teach you something at the same time? Practice your math skills in games like Lemonade Larry and Batter's Up Baseball. Also includes age-specific games like checkers, connect the dots, matching, word and maze games.
Story Book Activities
A nice collection of Aesop's Fables, some of which are animated using Flash. Original and modern versions of the tales are available, although some of the modern versions are not finished as of yet.
Andersen Fairy Tales
Read along as you hear the story of Princess Kayla told to you. Is she the Real Princess the Prince has been searching for so long? Only the Queen knows how to find out for sure! Features attractive graphics and animation.
Join Tippity Witchet at her windmill house as she shares 4 very nicely illustrated stories with you. Also includes a number of preschool activities.
Between the Lions
Based on the PBS children's series, this great site features an entertaining new story each week for you to read. You'll also find story-related games, a "word play", literacy tips, an extensive collection of things to print, and lots more.
Grimm Fairy Tales
Read along as you listen to Rick Miller tell the tale of four animal friends in The Brementown Musicians. As you read, press the "Play" button on each page to activate the nice animations that accompany the story.
Hans Wilhelm's Storytime
Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated over 100 books for children and adults. Visit his site to read one of his nicely illustrated children's stories.
Lil' Fingers Storybooks
Lil' Fingers Storybooks is a great collection of animated stories that parents can read with their toddlers. Each story includes child-friendly features and introduces subjects like counting, colors, shapes, facial expressions, and more. A fun assortment of games and activities is also included.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
Here's a great story site for preschool and elementary age children! Currently there are 7 stories available for preschool readers and 1 for older children, with more promised. Each has great graphics, animation and sound effects. Activities, both online and "take home" are included. A must-see!
Unite for Literacy
The online library contains more than 120 diverse books with 26 language narrations, making them perfect for emergent readers everywhere. It also has a very small collection of books that come with a video with American Sign Language.
Wacky Web Tales
Geared for grades 4 and above, this site first asks you for nouns, verbs, and other words which it then enters into a story. A wacky tale is the result!
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( Last updated: 1/26/2016 )