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Fun Stuff

Are you stuck inside for a rainy day? These links will keep you busy for hours! There are interactive games, news just for kids, music and much more. Who knows - you may even learn a thing or two.

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Fun Stuff Netsites

Item Air Force Crossroads - Hope you came ready to have fun because this section has tons to offer both kids and teenagers alike. From sports to arts to video games, you will find hours worth of information and entertainment that will keep you coming back for more.
Item Coast Guard Coloring and Activity Books - Get your very own "The True Story of Inky the Whale" and "Water 'n Kids" coloring book. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page.
Item Games and Activities - Fun games and activities to help you learn.
Item Government Netsites for Kids in Spanish - Take a look at what the Government has to offer kids in Spanish. Here you will find fun games, science, technology and health information, and much more...all in Spanish!
Item Just For Kids - Office of Legislative and Public Affairs - Here's a page that's cool for science, math and engineering. There a fun sections like "Find Out Why" and "Ask a Scientist or Engineer".
Item Money Central Station - Learn how and where money is made and play a number of different games.
Item NASA's Kids Page - This is a fun site from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Play a variety of games and activities, and more interesting facts about space.
Item National Security Agency/Central Security Service Kids & Youth Page - NSA/CSS works to keep America safe by using the art and science of cryptology: making and breaking codes. The codes we make keep our information protected from our enemies, and by breaking our enemies’ codes we can find out what they are planning and thinking. Read on to learn more!
Item NCES Students' Classroom - As part of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has made a page for students that includes CRUNCH, an online 'zine, a multi-media playhouse, and a "Find Your Library" section.
Item NGA Kids - Adventures with Art - Choose from a variety of activities or projects, enjoy an animated musical adventure, take a tour through the sculpture garden, and more.
Item Peace Corps Kids World - Explore the globe and learn about the activities of the Peace Corps.
Item Portrait for Kids - Follow the clues and help solve a make-believe mystery! Using your noggin and a special spyglass tool, you’ll uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way. Let the sleuthing begin!
Item Sitios web del Gobierno para Niños en Español - Visite esta página para explorar todos los recursos que el gobierno ofrece a los niños en español. Aquí encontrará juegos divertidos, información sobre las ciencias, la tecnología, la salud y mucho más..¡todo en español!
Item Smithsonian's Kids Collecting - Visit Kids Collecting and explore the riches of the Smithsonian’s collections, learn how to start your own collection, and see what kinds of things other kids collect.
Item U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Especially for Kids! - Learn about endangered species, national wildlife refuges, migratory birds, fisheries resources , the value of wetlands, and how kids, like you, can help.
Item US Patent and Trademark Office Kids Page - What are patents, trademarks and copyrights you ask? Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about "intellectual property".
Item USA Freedom Corps Kids - Here are some volunteer ideas on this site to help you find ways to help in your community. You may already know the things you would like to do to help - like working with animals at an animal shelter, helping your neighbors or keeping our environment clean.

Organization Sites


Item Art Games - This interactive site engages children in art activities that help them to learn about artists and the works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.
Item Bubblesphere - You can learn the history of bubbles, how to make the best bubble solution, and play bubble games!
Item Clifford the Big Red Dog - Here's the site for everyone's favorite big red dog! You can read along with Emily Elizabeth, visit T-Bone's Town, get to know the Islanders, or play with Clifford!
Item Cub Scouts - Fun and Games - Enjoy this arcade of online games, designed especially for Cub Scouts.
Item Destination Modern Art - Destination: Modern Art is a Net site for children ages 5 to 8. An interactive online gallery offers an introduction to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and its affiliate, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. This site gives you the opportunity to look carefully at works of art and to learn about artists, their techniques, and inspirations.
Item Figure This! - Have you been alive for one million minutes? Investigate math challenges like this which include hints, answers, and ways to test them out. Designed for kids and their families.
Item Girls Only - Girl Scout Central - Girls Only is a fun and exciting Net site for girls 5-11. Brought to you by Girl Scouts of the USA, the site is a safe place for girls to play games, take quizzes, ask questions, share their favorite stories, or send e-cards to friends and family.
Item Hands On Children's Museum - An interactive science, art and adventure museum for children ages 10 and under. Meet Casbah the camel, visit the pet parade and solve a maze.
Item Incredible Art Department - has tons of great art information! Take a peek in the Art Room and visit the Art Site of the Week.
Item Jazz Kids - Check out this fun newspaper for kids featuring news and reviews, kids' writing, games, trivia, and more!
Item Kid Outdoors - Check out this e-zine that has colorful articles with information about where to go, what to do and bring, and when to visit the outdoors! You can also learn safety tips or try fun puzzles.
Item Knowing Poe - Through the activities on this site, you can introduce learners (or, be introduced, yourself) to the literature, life, and times of one of America's foremost writers, Edgar Allan Poe.
Item MOWA - Designed to teach you about the potential for art on the web. Check out one of the galleries or explore the kids' wing!
Item MOWA Kids - Learn about art, check out the galleries and have fun playing art games in the Museum of Net Art.
Item Passport Kids - Online club that connects kids ages 6-12 around the globe. This site was developed by Sesame Workshop whose mission is creating media to delight and educate children and their families. Passport Kids provides a safe environment where children can express their opinions and compare their experiences as they explore the world.
Item Playmusic - A cool site for kids from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Learn all about classical music and the instruments that make it.
Item Scholastic Kids Fun Online - This site has a number of games, books, fun activities, resources and more.
Item Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic- Mush! It's a dog's life and PBS' Nature wants to show you what it's like. Find out what it takes to pull those sleds across frozen terrain and read the story of Balto, a very brave Husky. You can even try your hand at some virtual dogsledding.
Item SparkTop.org - Where no two brains spark alike - is a place where kids who learn differently can create awesome stuff, play games, connect with other kids and discover new ways to succeed in school and in life.
Item Zoboomafoo - Find out about this show for kids on PBS! This fun site has cool info on the characters, facts about animals, games, and coloring pages.

Education Sites


Item Chess Is Fun - Want to learn how to play chess? Want to learn how to play a bit better? Here are some fairly easy "lessons." Those relatively new to chess should play though the introduction to chess and the section on chess strategy.
Item Healthy Hopping - This site teaches the youth fun ways to be more active through jumping rope and how to have more nutritious meals and snacks.
Item My First Garden - This is a guide to the world of fun and clever gardening. This website is for students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places.

Commercial Sites


Item A Game a Day - Find and play a new game on the calendar each day or check out games from days past. Includes word searches, crossword puzzles, trivia, and more.
Item AAA Math - Choose your grade level and check out the basic skills, activities, and challenge games for K-8. Math concepts are also explained in detail.
Item Air Force Crossroads for Teens and Youth - This Air Force website has tons to offer both kids and teenagers alike. From sports to arts to video games, you will find hours worth of information and entertainment that will keep you coming back for more.
Item Cartoon Network - Here at the Cartoon Network - you can play games, watch animated short movies and see the schedule of shows. All with your favorite characters!
Item Comics.com - Read your favorite print comic strips on the web! Meet the characters and learn about the artists for Snoopy, Dilbert, Heathcliff, and many more. Includes editorial cartoons as well.
Item Coolmath - Explore this amusement park of mathematics. Have fun with interactive activities and games for kids like Lemonade Stand and Arithmattack! There's even stuff for parents and teachers too.
Item Cooltoons - Check out this cool site from the animation studio behind Rugrats. Meet the characters, see the complete episode guide, get Rugrats coloring pages, and much more.
Item DiscoveryKids.com - has put together a whole site about adventure and the adventures we think you should try. Ever wanted to climb a climbing wall? Ride a camel? Learn to take your own pictures? Well, here is the place to learn how.
Item Draw a NIMAL- Have fun with computer- generated animal art made up of squares, or create a mi-Nimal a-Nimal of your own!
Item Education Place - Kids Place - Free games, activities, and resources for students studying math, reading, social studies, and science.
Item GameGoo - These games for grades K-2 are sticky! Pick your gooey guide and learn things that will stick with you while playing animated games like Squanky the Tooth Taker, Letter Bugs, and Paw Park.
Item GeoSpy - Play great games and learn to identify continents, countries, states and provinces. Your goal will be to earn full GeoSpy status.
Item Harry Potter Pronunciation Guide - Just how do you pronounce Hermione, anyway? What about Voldemort? This handy-dandy guide lets you hear how to pronounce many of the names from the Harry Potter books.
Item Interactive Tangrams - Test your puzzle skills and try to fit seven geometrical pieces into the shapes on the page. It can be trickier than it looks!
Item Jigzone - This site is heaven for jigsaw puzzle fans! Choose your level of difficulty for your online puzzle, from 6 pieces to 247.
Item Kids Courier - Check out this fun newspaper for kids featuring news and reviews, kids' writing, games, trivia, and more!
Item Kids Post - Read articles about current events and entertainment, get Brain Food for homework help, and have fun with games, polls, online discussions, and more from The Washington Post.
Item Nick.com - Nickelodeon has a fun site that includes games, music, a web lab, and your world.
Item Pork 4 Kids - Food Fun Zone - Here's a great page that's fun for kids so they will enjoy learning more about pork. This page contains a Food Pyramid Puzzle Game, Watch a Cartoon Show, and more.
Item Pud's Clubhouse - Pop into the official Dubble Bubble site and take a factory tour, learn gum facts and history, or try out some fun games and cool cartoons.
Item Quia Mathematics - Here is a fun Netsite that can help K-12 students practice math. There are tons of activities, such as multiplication, decimals, fractions, and trigonometry; you learn by using virtual flash cards (Java optional), word searches, games, and mini quizzes.
Item Roald Dahl Netsite - With several trumpet choruses and the appearance of a few of his most beloved characters, visitors to the official Roald Dahl website are greeted in a fashion that befits one of the 20th century's most loved authors of creative and intelligent books for children.
Item World Flag Database - This sites show flags from countries around the world. Also includes basic facts on each country such as its population, capital city, languages, currency and religions.
Item Yahooligans - Take a look at pictures from around the world, learn about sports and get the latest on theme parks, get help with homework and much more.

 

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