Free online games for kindergarten students

All the following games and activities for kindergarten, preschool and ESL students have been tried and tested in classrooms by The Magic Crayons, who are experienced teaching professionals. If you are planning a lesson to a theme, remember to check our flash cards, crafts and songs pages too.
There are a multitude of free online games that students can play. This page contains our recommendations. They are free, and generally seem to work quite happily on the antiquated classrooms computers we generally find our selves having to use.
Parents: These game require that your computer has Adobe Flash Player installed. Because of restrictions in place from apple they will not display correctly on an iPad or iPhone - grrr.
Educators: There are plenty of other great games at these websites. The recommendations here are specifically to help my Japanese ESL students in my classes. I don't feel like typing all the urls into my class computers so I have set this pages up in their browsers as a link :-)


Uppercase and lowercase letter matching
Case Matching
Click and drag the lowercase letter to the uppercase letter to restore the color.
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Alphabet Order
Put the alphabet in the correct ABC order by clicking and dragging the letters.
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Alphabet Match
Children must match letter sounds to beginning word sounds. For example "A" = "Ant" Children flip cards to make a match between the letters and the words.
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Alphabet Bingo
To play children must listen for the animated character to say a letter and then click on the corresponding letter in the grid. Children can select from upper-case letters or lower-case letters.
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Picture Match
Children practice with identifying beginning-letter and short- and long-vowels sounds. students can print out a chart showing which pictures go with which letters.
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Alphabet Puzzle
Students click and drag the puzzle pieces to complete the alphabet pictures.
abc matching game
ABC Match
Children to match letter cards and picture cards that begin with that letter, for example, d with a picture of a dog.
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Alphabet Puzzle
BBC Bitesize - Literacy. KS1, KS2.
abc jigsaw game
ABC Jigsaw
Child has to make each alphabet jigsaw to learn ABCs.
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Alphabet Forest
Travel with Dora and Boots to ABC Tree, over Alphabet River and through Letter Cave, and gather Explorer Stars that will help lead the way!


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Numerical Order
Children practice number sequence by arranging numbers in ascending order. Numbers are presented in sets of ten and the difficulty can be adjusted by selecting a level before playing.
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BBC Bitesize
Numeracy. KS1, KS2.
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Counting Fish
Children count the number of fish they see swimming and then click on the corresponding number.
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Shapes Games
Team Omizoomi
Catch that space bandit !
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Number Pyramid
Dora The Explorer


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Carve A Pumpkin
Pick a pumpkin, decorate it, carve it and then light it up!
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Make A Pumpkin
Click and drag the different shapes to make a pumpkin


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Xmas Tree Fun
Decorate a xmas tree.
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Make A Snowman
Click and drag different shapes onto the snowman


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Clothes Games
Dress Up WIth Olivia
Choose where to go on holiday with Olivia, then choose clothes and other fun stuff to wear.
animal matching game
Animals Games
Jigsaw Safari
In this, a child can select an animal of his choice and customize the number of pieces to create his own puzzle.
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Food Games
La Casa De Dore
Help Dora find the ingredients to make a delicious cake.
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Skills Games
Create And Build A Car
Magic Crayons Game
Tim Sensei
Simone by Tim Sensei and Dave of The Magic Crayons. Demo version as it's still under development. Moon, Jungle, City and Australian Levels can be explored.
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BBC Bitesize - Science - KS1, KS2.
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Dora The Explorer
Lots of great games featuring Dora The Explorer, all organized into categories.
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Ni Hao, kai-lan
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Team Umizoomi
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