Fun Websites for Kids

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Kids, here are some links to other webpages that you might find interesting. From fun crafts to silly jokes to mind-boggling science, adventure is just a mouse-click away! Before you go, make sure you know a few simple rules to be a Safe Kid on the Internet.

Animals :: Arts & Crafts :: Books, Authors & Words
Fun, Games & Silliness :: Geography :: History
Miscellaneous Kid Stuff :: Science & the World Outside
Spanish Sites for Kids :: Sports & Fitness

Animals

Defenders of Wildlife: Find out how you can help protect the animals and plants.
The Froggy Page: All kinds of virtual frogginess, from the silly to the scientific.
National Wildlife Federation's KidZone: NWF has animal info for all ages.
Panda Cam: Live video of Mei Xiang and her cub, Tai Shan, at the National Zoo.
What's That Snake?: Identification, facts, myths, and more about snakes!

Arts & Crafts

@rt Junction: Inspiration and ideas to help you create your masterpiece.
Artsonia: The World's Largest Kids' Art Museum!
Coloring.com: Lots of pictures available to color and e-mail or print!
First Palette: Free kids' crafts, art activities, and printables designed to nurture creativity and the love for learning.
Snowflakes: Instructions for making paper snowflakes.
Spare the Rock: Cool music for kids that adults will like, too!

Books, Authors & Words

A Book and a Hug: Browse book reviews by subject or age level.
BookHive: Your guide to children's literature and books.
Dav Pilkey: Warning! May be too silly for Grownups!
Eoin Colfer: Creator of Artemis Fowl
Frank Asch: Have you read Mr. Maxwell's Mouse?
International Children's Digital Library: A Library for the World's Children.
Jan Brett's Home Page: 2,771 pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects.
Judy Blume's Home Base
Kate DiCamillo: The author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux talks about her books and becoming a writer.
Kids, Know Your Rights: A Young Person's Guide to Intellectual Freedom, a brochure from the American Library Association for 5th graders and up, explaining intellectual freedom, kids' rights under the First Amendment, and the meaning of censorship. Know your rights!
Lemony Snicket: You really don't want to visit this website...
Margaret Palatini: A website of the author of Zak's Lunch, Stinky Smelly Feet, and lots of other silly tales. Sneak peeks of new books and fun activities for you!
Owl Magazine: The discovery magazine for kids
Reading is Fundamental: RIF's Reading Planet
Scholastic Kids
Seussville: "If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and these things are good."
StoryPlace: Interactive stories on-line for pre-schoolers and elementary kids.
Storytime: videos from King County Library
TumbleBook Library: an online collection of animated, talking picture books.
Word Central: Online dictionary and activity center from Merriam-Webster.

Fun, Games & Silliness

Apple Corps: Give an apple (or carrot, or artichoke) a face and dress it up!
Boston Children's Museum: 100 ways to play!
Fake Out! Try to guess the right definition for a word, then write one of your own.
Five Field Kono: A simple strategy game similar to Chinese checkers.
Goobo: Build a monster or a rocket, make a space scene or...listen to a belch???
Hamsters!! Take the 10-Minute Bedtime Tour. Powered by Hamsters!
Jokes at AZKids.net: Jokes, riddles, brain teasers, and more.
Kids' Space: A variety of games, puzzles and activities for kids.
Orisinal: Morning Sunshine: A website full of games and treats that is both fun and beautiful, created by web artist Ferry Halim. Requires Flash.
Prongo.com: Jokes, games, and a lot more!

Geography

U.S. States and Capitals
National Geographic World
Color Landform Atlas of the United States

History

Library of Congress: Resources for kids and families.

Miscellaneous Kid Stuff

Great Websites for Kids: Great Web Sites for children, parents and caregivers, sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children.
Internet Public Library 2
Sing with Our Kids: traditional children's songs and nursery rhymes, with MP3's and lyric sheets
Smithsonian for Kids: Art, science, people, history: this site has everything!
PBS Kids: Games, stories and activities from some of your favorite characters.
KidSpace @ the Internet Public Library
Wonderopolis: Where the wonders of learning never cease.

Science & the World Outside

Exploratorium: Explore the world of science at this really cool website!
Ask Dr. Universe: The world's most curious cat!
Khan Academy: an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: fun science activities for kids!
Download a dinosaur: Easy-to-make paper dinosaurs for you to download and print.
Optical Illusions: Can you Believe Your Eyes?
Be an Inventor! The U.S. Patents and Trademark Office has a site just for kids!
Magic School Bus: Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang on a field trip.
The Why Files: The science behind the news.
Grossology: The science of really gross things.

Spanish Sites for Kids

LEER en Familia
Ciencia para niños
Google en Español
StoryPlace: la biblioteca digital de niños
Biblioteca Digital Internacional para Niños: La misión de la Fundación ICDL es entusiasmar e inspirar a los niños del mundo para que se conviertan en miembros de la comunidad global.

Sports & Fitness

Way Cool Running: Everything you need to know about running.
Games Kids Play: Rules for playground games, verses for jump-rope rhymes, and more!
Sports Illustrated Kids: The online version of the sports magazine just for you!