Educational Games

Do you want to play a game? Try these brain boosting educational games that make learning fun (and sneaky).

10 Fun Games from Around the World

Your child might not be able to find Pakistan on a map, but teaching her about all kinds of cultures is no more complicated than playing a game. So next time you hear "Mommy, I'm bored!" spark your kid's sense of adventure by adding fresh international flavor to outdoor fun time. Invite her pals over, spin the globe, and pick out a location. Laughter needs no translation.

Learning Activity: Make A Recycled Birdfeeder

Help your kids learn about our feathered friends this winter by hanging our carton feeder in a window.

Board Approval: 7 Classic Board Games for Kids

These board games may be old school, but they're still a super-fun way to teach kids about following rules, fairness, and more.

Cool Science for Kids: Growing Crystals

This simple at-home science experiment lets kids create a fascinating chemical reaction--and make a sparkly memento, too.

Science Activity: Learn About Clouds and Rain

Kids can create their own stormy weather -- and play with shaving cream -- doing this simple science experiment.

Get Smart: Fun Learning Activities

These educational games, crafts, and activities are easy ways to incorporate learning into everyday life.

Show Me a Story: Creative Storytelling Games and Crafts

Author, teacher, and FamilyFun blogger Emily Neuburger shares crafts and activities for sparking kids' imaginations.

Alphabet Museum

Here's a hands-on way to boost early literacy skills and get your child ready for a lifetime of reading adventures

Simple Science Experiment: Egg in a Bottle

Astound your kids and show them nature's laws in action with this cool learning activity.

Teach Math With a Supersized Dice Game

Increase math fluency -- and have some supersized fun -- with these giant DIY dice.

7 Games to Foster Your Child's Creativity

Shake, rattle, and roll your way into these fun activities.

Make a Reusable Study Tool

For practicing homework subjects as varied as reading, geography, and math, this fun and infinitely reusable study aid will stretch your kid's mind.

How to Choose an Electronic Educational Toy

Learning outside of the classroom can be a ton of fun, and technology has given parents a new set of options. Choose the best, age-appropriate electronic toys for your child to keep her entertained and engaged.

Teach About Weather With This Science Craft

A homemade barometer lets kids play meteorologist -- and gain science know-how in the process.

Learning Activity: Bulb Growth Chart

This project gives kids some practice in working with numbers -- and a close-up view of spring's arrival.

Do the Math: Calculator Hopscotch

Get kids moving--and practicing basic number skills--with a game of calculator hopscotch

Instant Fun: Quick & Easy Activities for Kids

What does it take to amaze a kid? How about using ordinary objects to do what seems impossible? Check out the challenges presented here to learn their secrets.

A Cool Idea for Learning About Constellations

By flashlight or daylight, this supercool tool for learning about constellations will turn your kid into a night-sky whiz.

Teach Math With Fun 3-D Shapes

A Jump-Rope Spelling Game

Forget flash cards! Tackling vocabulary homework is a lot more fun with this bouncy outdoor activity.

Backyard Spelling Game

Spell it out, outside! This game puts a super-size spin on an old classic -- and boosts basic literacy skills -- by transforming word-building into an active learning challenge.

Summer Learning Activity: Sun Printing

A creative project helps children understand the awe-inspiring effects of the August sun.

Teaching Kids to Know Their Trees

This fun fall art project helps kids learn their leaves -- and creates a decorative map of your yard, too.

Active Learning: Water Balloon Math

Let your kids make a splash -- and soak up some number skills over the summer -- with these simple games.