1st Grade

First Grade Resources

Family Friendly iPad Apps

Math
Reading & Spelling
Science & Social Studies
Fun Apps

Educational Websites for Kids

www.starfall.com

This site has lots of great language arts games. It takes a fun game like this snowman game and has words that it helps your child sound out. There are lots of seasonal games as well as early reading, phonics, as well as reading practice for 1st and 2nd graders.

pbskids.org

Hello! Don’t you just love this site! There is SO much on here.  Your child can pick his/her favorite show and play a bunch of learning games for that show.  Right now M. loves playing theCurious George games, although the T.V. show is a little young for her, the games are right on her level. (I wish I would have known more about this site when I was a teacher, there are very specific games you could play and coordinate with the theme you are learning.) The game shown is called Present Time, you choose a gift, go to the store, decorate the wrapping paper, and give it away, it’s great!  We also love the SuperWhy Spelling games, they are too difficult for her to do on her own, but they are well done and give lots of helps and rewards.

ABCya.com

Here’s a wonderful site c/o one of my readers! This site is great because it’s split up into grades K-5 so there’s no guess work there! I spent a lot of time on this site trying to find the best games to tell you about. I think my favorite K game would be thePirate Marble game which is great for learning addition, and connect the dots. For 1st grade it would be the foul shotwhere you can practice math facts to earn basketballs to shoot a foul shot, the math can go up to a 4th or 5th grade level. There are also telling time games and learning coin games as well. For 2nd grade my favorite would be the fun typing gamehere too! 3rd grade fave would be Pop the Words which letters fall and you can make words out of them to pop the letters. My 4th grade fave is division drag race which you race others in dividing numbers and go faster when you answer them correctly.  My 5th grade fave is the U.S. Map and World Mappuzzles.  There are also fun seasonal and holiday games for each grade level when you scroll to the bottom of each grade levels page.  Too much info?? Sorry, this site was just really fun to explore!

Cookie.com

Well after I posted this list on Monday I found an phenomenal site on Wednesday!  I can’t believe I’ve never been to this site.  It has hundreds of educational games, for literacy, math and science.  It also has learning videos on subjects like the plant life cycle, frog life cycle, the 5 senses, and more with review games you can play afterward. It has lesson plans, tons of free printable worksheets, arts and crafts coloring pages, and a cute blog.  What a great resource!  My only complaint would be that the games are all narrated with a robotic voice, but other than that it’s golden!

Scholastic.com

This is another great site.  It has games from books like The Magic School Bus (which is oozing with science fun!), Clifford, WordGirl and more.  This site is has games for kids ages 3-7and another section for kids ages 8-12.
Fun fun fun!

Funschool.com

There is also a lot to this site as well. Pictured here are the ABC games which are for practicing letter recognition. There are also lots of other harder games that are also educational. Check it out it’s a pretty good site.

Sheppardsoftware.com

Thanks to Jane and the Jitterbugs for telling me about this site! I am so excited about it! This site has lots of learning games for kids of ALL ages.  It’s very tutorial centered which is good for learning a new concept. I also love the Kids Corner which you can explore lots of science centered ideas, such as the Four Seasons (as shown in the picture).  You can paint using movable parts like rain clouds which are actually raining!  Fun fun fun site!

NationalGeographic.com

I know I’m crazy but I keep finding more and more sites! This site has a bunch of games that are all science related.  They are all pretty fun.  Some of them like Animal Jam require an e-mail address and some personal info about your child, just FYI. They also have a bunch of geography gamesadventure games,  action gamespuzzles and quizzesgames for young children, and all of the games really are science related.  They also have science experimentsvideos, and interactive information about animals and countries. The more I kept digging, the more I found that was well done and educational. I thought this was a pretty cool site, and had tons of educational value!

Highlightskids.com

Here’s another new great site that I found.  I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt!  Highlights is a classic magazine that has been around for years. They are very well known for their hidden puzzles in their magazines. On their site for kids they havestories that you can have read to you and tons of games, their specialty is hidden picture games which you can click and the hidden image appears.  This is another great site if you are learning a theme for the week and you would like to practice newly learned skills.

Funbrain.com

There are reading games on here as well as fun simple counting games. There also some difficult reading and math games on the main game page. There is a lot to choose from on this site.

Qubo.com

This site has a bunch of educational games that are also quite fun for kids. It has games for Babar, Jane and the Dragon, Zoola Patrol (great science games), and Vitamix.

Shnoozles.com

Shnoozles has lots of fun and simple preschool games, this main page would be fun for kids to navigate on

Jayzeebear.com

This site is a little old school but it is still really fun for preschoolers.

Weatherchannel.com

This has some puzzles, word searches, and mazes for older children. It seems like they stop putting money into this site, because it has an add for Clouding with a Chance of Meatballs in 2009. But it is an alright resource

KidsKnowIt.com

This site has some good science and nature games.

Switchzoo.com

This site has some fun animal games that you can switch animals around to look silly.

Exploratorium.com

This site has some fun games that explore expressions, proportions, and emotions.

Juliasrainbowcorner.com

This site is is also a little old school but it has some fun games for young children