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10 Fun and Free Spelling and Grammar Game Sites for Kids

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Looking to find things to do for the kids? Here are ten of the best free educational games for kids that will help them brush up on their spelling and grammar skills online, while having fun.

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1. Funbrain

Grades: Pre-K through 8
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Math, reading, problem-solving, literacy

Check out Rooting Out Words, one of the best games on Funbrain. Players help “Remainder the Dog” find mushrooms by clicking on Greek and Latin root words — which expands their vocabulary.


2. ABC Mouse

Grades: 2 through 8
Signup: Required
Subjects: Reading, math, science, art

ABC Mouse is a great resource for parents and students that has several games for kids that help them learn while having fun. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial, and after the trial period, it runs for $12.99 per month. For students in grades 8-13, ABC Mouse also has Adventure Academy, an educational mass multiplayer online (MMO) game designed to focus on critical knowledge in language arts, math, social studies, science, and more.


3. Mad Libs

Grades: 5 through 12
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Grammar, writing

Mad Libs offers a free app with an entire book’s worth of Mad Libs for kids. Kids fill out the parts of speech and read the stories they helped create. If what they wrote didn’t make sense, then they’ll learn the difference between the different parts of speech.



4. FreeRice

Grades: 5 through 12
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Vocabulary, grammar, math, SAT prep, chemistry, humanities, geography, language arts

FreeRice allows you to learn and help others at the same time! The games are designed for older kids (middle school to college) and adults. For each question you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the World Hunger Programme. It’s fun to watch the bowl fill with grains of rice as you get correct answers.


5. WordGameTime

Grades: K through 7
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Vocabulary, spelling, typing, grammar, geography

WordGameTime is a site that helps kids learn while allowing students to brush up on their typing skills. Check out Koala Paddleboards – a game where students learn to spell words that increase in difficulty while racing against other players on the site.


6. WordShake

Grades: 8 through 12
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Vocabulary, spelling

This online Boggle creates a fun and interactive game where kids are encouraged to find as many words as they can to proceed through the levels. They even have a function for a regular game of Boggle with no time limit.


7. ABCya

ABCYA kids learning website home screen screenshot

Grades: K through 6
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Writing, typing, language arts, science, math

ABCya has several games for students to brush up on the skills they learned in school. My favorite grammar-related game is Fun Factory because it points out what kids missed and allows them to make mistakes.



8. Arcademics Games

Grades: K through 6
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Spelling, grammar, typing, math, geography

The best game to brush up your kids’ grammar skills is the game Word Invasion, where kids are encouraged to help protect an octopus by clicking on the correct parts of speech.


9. RoomRecess.com

Grades: K through 6
Signup: Not required
Subjects: Reading, vocabulary, math

Reading comprehension can be tricky, but with several games related to story structure and grammar, RoomRecess is an excellent source for young kids learning basic story structure. My favorite game is Main Idea. Students can read a short story and determine what the author wants the kids to take away.


10. Quizlet


Grades: 6 through college
Signup: Required
Subjects: Vocabulary, grammar, geography, science

Quizlet is an online flashcard database that is consistently being updated by users around the world. If you can’t find what your children need, you can create a new set for free! Once you find the one you need, you can play “Gravity,” a game where you protect a planet by typing the opposite side of the flashcard.

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