Fun Links for Kids

Links to fun and educational websites for kids (not library affiliated).

DOGO News - short format articles for kids on current events, science, sports and more plus lots of pictures, videos and an interactive map!

GenerationOn - Whether you are looking for something to do after school or to fullfill a service requirement, you'll find inspiration to change the world around you here.

The Girl Scouts

National Geographic Kids

Surfing the Net with Kids - Website Resources for Classroom and Living Room

Time for Kids - Time Magazine for Kids offers news articles about many topics, including the country, the world, animals. and trends in schools.

Tween Tribune - Daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens. 

Animal Diversity Web - online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan

Dinosaurs - The Natural History Museum in London's Dinosaurs page

National Geographic Kids: Animals

San Diego Zoo - Take a virtual trip to the San Diego Zoo

SeaWorld - Animal facts, coloring pages, games 

DLTK's Crafts for Kids

Edupics - Thousands of coloring pages to print out and color away

How to Draw Library - collections of YouTube videos on how to learn to draw

Kinder Art - Art education for kids of all ages

Tate Kids - Children can create their own artwork, upload their artwork and create their own gallery - paper toys that you can make yourself. Just print them out, cut, glue and enjoy. 

Arthur - PBS Kids page for the show Arthur based on the books by Marc Brown.

Sesame Workshop - activities for parents and kids

Sing-Along Songs - Search this site and find both lyrics and music files for many classic songs.

Sports Illustrated: Kids

Story Place - Library with great activities for Pre-schoolers - online educational games for kids of all ages

National Geographic Kids: Games

NGAkids Art Zone - National Gallery of Art games for kids

Nick Jr. - created for younger children and has a variety of games, activities and fun.

PBS Kids: Games

Poptropica - create a character and to undertake age-appropriate quests on over a dozen "islands" based on themes from history, nature, and human culture.

TurtleDiary - Pre K-2 - fun learning games 

Climate Kids - Offers kids clear answers to questions on global climate change. Includes educational games, activities, crafts, videos and information on green careers.

Computer Science Student Network - resources, materials, virtual competitions, and tools to thousands of formal and informal education providers across the United States

Energy Kids - Discover what energy is, where it comes from, how to use and save energy, and more!

Engineer Girl - The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

Exploratorium: Activities - The San Francisco Exploratorium's page filled with educational activities for all ages.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Learn - Launch rockets, build robots, explore your world and beyond! Projects, toolkit and contests will take you into space without ever leaving Earth.

NASA Science Kids - educational website that puts fun and adventure into learning about weather, satellite meteorology, and Earth science. Geared toward middle- and high-school aged kids and their educators.