The Kids on the Web: Fun Stuff I
By the way, there's a lot more on
Fun Stuff II!
Math should be nothing but fun---a bunch of
will probably help remind you why it's so cool.
Stories has lots of stories, some by kids, available for free. (Jump to
the bottom to find the links to the free stories.)
Created by a 19 year-old youth worker, My Cyber Youth Club aims to provide a safe
friendly enviroment for teens (13-19). Give/receive advice
(what do you after you break up?),
learn new skills, have some fun, have their say on things and meet new friends.
Wombat Information Center
is packed with wombat facts & pictures. It has info about the wombat's
behavior, diet, habitat, and life cycle, and also includes an extensive list
of wombat links and resources.
Lions, Tigers and Bears — Oh my!
Turn a rainy day or Sunday afternoon with the kids into a family tribal
adventure on the Totem Safari pages at
SantaSpeaking.com lets kids put
things on Santa's cart, watch the Reindeer Cam, and a bunch of other
activities including Santa's Groovy Hits.
Christmas with Santa Land is taking you
back to an era of Holiday Traditions we remember as Children. Send a letter
to Santa, read holiday stories, Find Christmas carols, lyrics, and arts and
crafts. Find Christmas recipes and care for that holiday plant Santa gave
you. Track Santa on Christmas Eve.
If you're creating your own cards instead of using ones from school, this
collection of Christmas graphics
claims to be the world's largest assembly of the images you probably need.
As you hunt for the last-minute presents for your friends or your parents (you
are getting them a present, right?), try out the Santa Land list of
You can read a Christmas gifts' tale, send e-cards, read even more xmas
stories, and (if you've got any tape or glue left) some holiday crafts.
Online Paint by Number
set, lets you color in pictures and well known
art images, without lifting a paint brush or crayon. It claims to be the
largest collection of Paint by Number patterns on the Internet!
For the dinosaur fan,
a family has put together a great collection of dinosaur facts, games, dinosaur
footprint pictures, dinosaur ecards, and dinosaur coloring pages.
Survival For Kids
will teach you how to use lifesaving
survival information when you're on an adventure and get lost or out of place.
For a fun learning experience, check out
Ethan's Solar Oven
project, a well-documented experiment by an eleven year-old. You can walk
through the whole thing from initial question to the end result!
Stories! Stories! and more Stories! Goodnight Stories is a gold
mine for kids' stories at the end of the evening. Hear one, see one,
finish one, fill in the details, or even decide your own story.
Games, coloring, even your own decoder ring await you!
Earth Day Fun Stuff
includes an interactive kids page, an environmental quiz, a message
from the Founder of Earth Day, and much more.
With new stuff added every day,
The Headbone Zone
is crammed full of great games, contests, and prizes! Best of all, it's free!
is designed to honor the outstanding and often overlooked contributions kids
make to our world. The pages showcase the real-life stories of great kids,
and offers a bulletin board where kids can talk about how they make a
If you're taking piano lessons, drop by
the Piano Education Page.
It lets you time travel to meet a famous composer or pianist, learn how to
have more fun with your piano lessons, get a great tip to help with your
lessons, and even ask a piano teacher your own question!
Hungry? Give the
a read, where you can find fun and easy recipies for all sorts of things, from
breakfast to desserts. (The banana peanut butter sandwich is my favorite.)
Bill Nye the Science Guy
has a page set up where you can find out information about his
episodes, when he's on TV, and best of all, find all sorts of science goodies!
Sounds, photos, even costumes are there for you to rummage through.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
you can read about the park's geologic history, Mount Kilauea's pattern of
eruptions, and see pictures of them!
The Toy Box
was put together to be a safe, user-friendly environment to parents,
children and anyone else who visits.
Aunt Annie's Craft Page
offers learning, creativity, and problem-solving while doing craft
projects. Each project includes a variety of designs to choose from, patterns
to print, and easy to follow instructions. Every project provides hours
of enjoyment for both children and adults.
Written completely in native Dutch,
has games, news, movie and TV information, and more.
is up in New Hampshire, has yellow eyes and gray fur, which sometimes scare
some people, but once they get to know him, they find out he's okay! He's a friend of senior citizens, and kids.
The Children's Stomping Ground
in England was set up by two kids, age seven and age five. Let them give you
a tour through their favorite places, suggest some things to make, or look at
their pages for penpals, birthdays, or Valentine's Day.
At a great educational game called
The Headbone Derby,
kids get to sharpen their entrepreneurial smarts in ``The Rags to Riches
Rescue Game,'' and investigate entertaining research puzzles in a wide range
of subject areas, from geometry and chemistry to languages and music.
international website is made for kids between the ages of 9 - 14. Pick an
area of interest (like writing, reading, music, movies, art, pets, penpals,
and chats, among others) and you'll probably find it here.
is the story of a dog who turns into a boy and learns dogs are better. While
he's a boy he tries to find homes for his friends from animal shelters. There
are photos of pets needing homes and links to animal rescue shelters
throughout the United States.
Take a look at the corral of
the Barnyard Buddies;
you may even get to watch some animation!
You can check out the
Adventures of Max and Alex
and Koala Trouble,
on a set of pages designed and drawn by a five year-old.
The McGuffie Avenue Gang
has a story, songs & activities for kids 3-8 years old. It offers
adventures in Cranberry Forest, a clubhouse, and lots of fun and games.
Another page with an idea like this one, the
Launchpads for Kids
points you at some fun places to go to learn aobut the Internet, check out
other sites, and just explore.
You can take a look at some
Cool Safe Links
for parents and teachers; there's a lot of fun stuff to do, as well as links
to a bunch of schools around the world.
There are now magazines just for kids! You can check out
Time for Kids
Sports Illustrated for Kids.
They're not just
This great e-zine for kids (and their parents) has a different theme
each month, and covers topics like sports, science, exploration, stuff made by
kids, and stories about strange facts that you can sit and think about.
you'll find a ton of neat things---help with homework, meet
Billy Bear, check out monthly comics by Uncle Ron, do puzzles, find an e-pal,
all sorts of stuff!
you can check out their T-Zone, where you can go on an adventure, play games,
or see a bunch of new expressions on people's faces, and try to match 'em!
Drop into A Girl's World, the space where girls rule the place!
The National Wildlife Federation has a site
just for kids!
It includes animal games, Ranger Rick riddles (I remember Ranger Rick :) ), a
cool tour of environmental topics, and a chance to register for free
giveaways. Lots of fun for kids of all ages.
Real Kids Real Adventures
is the only real-life drama series on the planet just for kids!
You can check out the
Hot 100 Kids Pages
for a wide selection of random places to see.
At the home of
Josh, the Wonder Dog,
you can look at his photos, vote for him to be President, or check out his books.
E Patrol Foundation
to learn all about the environment, take a quiz, and more.
What?? There are
Dinosaurs in Hawaii!!
is a free news and writing service for students and teachers around the
world. Anyone may use stories from the service for educational purposes, and
anyone may submit stories. They also invite comments about the news gathering,
teaching, and computer-related issues in the Discussion sections for students
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