Educational Games for Kids for Ages 5-8

Educational games for kids are fun and they can help children learn while they play. In this section, we provide you with a list of enjoyable games for ages 5-8 including games that promote literacy and vocabulary development and games where children acquire basic math skills. There are also games that make learning history and geography exciting including interactive map games. If your child is interested in science, we recommend games with a science focus and games focused on basic chemistry and physics, for example games where children build a barometer. Finally, with art games and musical instruments children can express their creativity.

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Leapfrog Tag Maps World

With this electronic interactive map kids not only learn to spot countries and cities but also about various cultures.

Geography, Electronics

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Apples to Apples Junior

The Junior version of Apples to Apples includes simpler words and helps younger players develop logical thinking.

Literacy, Word games

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Bananagrams is a very popular word game involving lettered tiles that players have to place into crossword style word arrangements in order to win points.

Literacy, Word games

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Boggle Junior

In this junior version of Boggle, children link pictures to words and letters and learn about the letters of the alphabet and the spelling of words.

Literacy, Word games

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Buy It Right Shopping Game

The award winning Buy It Right Shopping Game (ages 6-9) is a really fun shopping game in which players buy and sell items. The game uses a calculator and paper bills.

Math, Board games

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Children's Encyclopedia of American History

This children's encyclopedia focuses on US history and is packed with information, maps, beautiful pictures and starts from 1000 A.D. to today.

History, Books

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Diamondback Mini Viper Kid's BMX Bike

This bike looks great. For either boys or girls, it is overall a great first bike.

Sports, Other

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Discovery Kids Teach & Talk Exploration Laptop

This very interactive laptop features over 60 learning activities under categories such as solar system, wild nature, geography, inventions and games 4 brains.

Literacy, Electronics

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DK Children's Encyclopedia

This digital encyclopedia (CD ROM) contains videos, maps, covers subjects such as history, geography and science, and offers a truly interative experience.

Literacy, Books

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Dr Seuss Alphabet Book!

A beautiful alphabet book where each letter is featured with beautiful story and illustrations.

Literacy, Books

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EeBoo Children's World Map

This beautiful world map can also serve as beautiful decoration in a child's bedroom.

Geography, Other

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Franklin Sports Football Goal Post

This football goal post is a great way to play football in your garden and comes with field markers, kicking tees and a small football.

Sports, Other

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LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

The LeapPad 2 by Leapfrog is one of the most popular tablets for children in the market. It is packed with applications including hundreds of educational games and ebooks, meaning that you can use your Leap Pad as an ebook reader.

Literacy, Electronics

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Maxi Kick Scooter

Unlike other scooters, this kick scooter can also lean and it received many awards.

Sports, Other

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel

This easel includes a chalkboard and a paper roll holder meaning you can either use chalk or markers.

Arts, Other

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Melissa & Doug Solar System Puzzle

This colorful puzzle contains 48 pieces and shows all the planets of the solar system, the sun, the moon and even the asteroid belt.

Science, Puzzles

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Melissa & Doug World Map Puzzle

With this USA puzzle, children learn about states and cities and even learn facts about states.

Geography, Puzzles

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Mia's Math Adventure

This video game has amazing graphics and animation and also teaches addition, subtraction, fractions, geometry and equations.

Math, Video games

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Mia's Reading Adventure

In this video game, children participate in an exciting learning 3D adventure with Mia the Mouse and learn new words and how to read.

Literacy, Video games

planet quest game

Planet Quest Game

This award winning game teaches interesting facts about the solar system and is being played with a set of cards and planets.

Science, Board games

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Presidents of The USA Floor Puzzle

The Melissa & Doug Presidents of The USA Floor Puzzle is a fun and easy way for children to learn about the 43 Presidents of the United States.

History, Puzzles

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Reader Rabbit I Can Read With Phonics

This video game helps children improve their reading, acquire vocabulary and enhance their literacy skills through a phonics program.

Literacy, Video games

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Replogle Globe

Kids love globes and they can help them learn to spot countries, states and cities.

Geography Other

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Scrabble Junior

Scrabble Junior is one of our favorite word board games. It is a fun family board game that helps children enhance their vocabulary and literacy skills.

Literacy, Word games

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Sentence Building Dominoes

Educational Insights offers educational games for kids including a set of magnetic sentence building dominoes that kids can use to form sentences and improve their spelling.

Literacy, Word games

the polar express book

The Polar Express

Polar Express is a beautiful Christmas book and the tale of a young boy lying awake on Christmas Eve only to have Santa Claus sweep by and take him on a trip with other children to the North Pole.

Literacy, Books

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Toy Cash Register

Children love cash registers and this one teaches not only money skills but also math and number skills.

Math, Electronics

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USA Map Jigsaw Puzzle

This 500 pieces puzzle represents a beautiful map of the United States and helps children improve their geography.

Geography, Puzzles

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Volcano Madness

With this award winning science kit, children not only learn how to make a volcano but also about various volcanic rocks.

Science, Science kits

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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man

Carl Barks invented the Uncle Scrooge character and this story is one of our favorite!

Literacy, Comics

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Wooden Sudoku Puzzle Board

With Sudoku kids develop logic and math skills. This Sudoku game for children is made of wood and beautifully crafted.

Literacy, Board games

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Young Scientist Barometer Kit

With these 3 kits in a box, children build a barometer, a rain gauge and even a thermometer and become interested in science.

Science, Science kits

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4M Volcano Making Kit

The 4M Volcano Making Kit is one of the most popular volcano making kits in the market and can get kids interested in conducting experiments.

Science, Science kits

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Backyard Explorer Kit

With this explorer kit, children collect leaves, pine cones, and learn about trees.

Science, Science kits

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Creative Teaching Press Science Photo Cards

Science photo cards can inspire kids to study science subjects. These photo cards have beautiful images and discuss scientific concepts.

Science Other

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Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus

This abacus has ten beads and wires and can be used by children to count up to 100, add and subtract numbers.

Math, Other

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magnetic Responsibility Chart

This nice magnetic responsibility chart helps kids get organized with its dry erase board and its 90 magnets representing behaviors and rewards.

Literacy, Other

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Money Bags A Coin Value Game

In Money Bags A Coin Value Game kids get involved in business transactions as they move along a path and count (add and subtract) their money!

Math, Board games

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Somebody Board Game

One of the best anatomy games in the market that uses a (fake) human body and organs and that can get children interested in biology and medicine.

Science, Other

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Trouble is a really fun board game that uses a pop-o-matic dice and a clear globe and that requires counting, strategy and luck!

Math, Board games

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US Presidents Pocket Flash Cards

This fun flash memory game helps kids memorize US Presidents' names, interesting facts about them and their faces. One of our favorite history games!

History, Card games

crystal mining kit


4M Crystal Mining Kit

This geology game teaches about crystals and includes a display box, digging tools and a magnifier.

Science, Science kits

medieval feast book

A Medieval Feast

A Medieval Feast tells the beautiful story of a lord and lady and their servants preparing the manor for the King's arrival.

History, Books

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Acoustic Guitar Starter Package

This is a good beginner's acoustic guitar that comes with a bag, a pick and even an e-book!

Music, Musical instruments

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Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers

This book is a top seller and sold millions of copies worldwide. It helps children learn the alphabet and acquire early vocabulary.

Literacy, Books

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Bonjour Les Amis!

Bonjour Les Amis! is a DVD that helps younger children learn French. It features a cat called Moustache who speaks with a French accent and lives various fun adventures.

Literacy, DVDs

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Casio CTK 2100

The Casio CTK 2100 is a great beginner's piano. It has 61 keys, many functions, hundreds of tones and comes with a stand and headphones.

Music, Musical instruments

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Childcraft Encyclopedia

The Childcraft Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia designed for children containing 15 volumes covering everything from literature to science and full of engaging images and illustrations.

Literacy, Books

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Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders is a perfect first board game and a classic counting game.

Math, Board games

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Clifford The Big Red Dog Reading

In this video game, children explore Clifford's neighborhood and learn new words and practice their reading in the process.

Literacy, Video games

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Clue Junior

Clue Junior is a detective game that involves looking for clues and teaches deductive skills.

Math, Board games

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Count and Learn Math Desk

This amazing educational toy has an electronic screen on which children write and make operations.

Literacy, Electronics

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Dinosaur Floor Puzzle

With this extra large 4 feet long puzzle, kids learn about dinosaurs.

Science, Puzzles

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The Sorry board game is a fun family game that involves a lot of counting. The game is designed for children ages 6 and above.

Math, Board games

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Monopoly Junior Edition

Monopoly Junior is a really fun board game that uses a smaller board, smaller denominations of money (between 1 and 5 dollars) and fewer rules so that it is easy to understand and play.

Math, Board games

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Furry Animal Alphabet Book

The Furry Animal Alphabet Book (ages 4-8) is a beautiful animal book that teaches about animals that children usually never hear of. It is also an alphabet book that teaches the ABCs.

Literacy, Books

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Melissa & Doug's Play Money Set

Children have tons of fun with this money set and its wooden cash drawer. They practice counting money, adding and subtracting numbers.

Math, Other

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The Spoons

The Spoons is a fast-paced matching game played with an ordinary pack of playing cards and several kitchen spoons which requires kids to stay focused and have a sharp mind.

Math, Card games

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The Adventures of Tintin

Tintin comics are very entertaining and popular and the stories take place in various parts of the world (Africa, the U.S., Egypt, China, Tibet, Eastern Europe, Latin America, etc.)

Literacy, Comics

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DK First Encyclopedia

The DK First Encyclopedia (ages 4-8) is an excellent first encyclopedia for children full of information and beautiful illustrations.

Literacy, Books

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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Kids love Dr Seuss' books and this one is no exception. It is the story of Sam-I-Am who tries to convince the nameless skeptic that green eggs and ham are a delicacy to be savored.

Literacy, Books

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Roll-it Tic Tac Toe Board Game

This fun tic tac toe game (for ages 7 and above and for 2 to 6 players) uses a dice and is even used in classrooms to teach children addition.

Math, Board games

eeboo snap card game

Eeboo Snap Playing Cards

Snap is a great family card game and it is even used by teachers in some elementary schools because it promotes thinking.

Math, Card games

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Practice Maps

Shape Etc provides practice maps with 30 sheets per package unlabeled that children can use to practice their geography.

Geography, Other

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World GeoPuzzle

GEO Toys has fun geography puzzles covering the American, Asian and European continents.

Geography, Puzzles

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Jumping into Electricity

With this electricity game (ages 5-10), children create static electricity, lightning bolts, learn about electricity and get interested in science.

Science, Science kits

mind blowing science

Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit for Young Scientists

This chemistry set contains fun but simple experiments. It is ideal for children who want to start learning about chemistry.

Science, Science kits

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GeoCentral Excavation Dig Kit

This excavation kit for ages 5 and up teaches children about different kinds of minerals and about geology.

Science, Science kits

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Discovery Channel Essential Dinosaur Pack

This DVD set includes over 8 hours of breathtaking dinosaur programs.

Science, DVDs

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Young Artist Texture Painting

This painting set (ages 4-11) contains an illustrated instruction guide that teaches how to mix colors and other basic painting techniques.

Art, Other

hohner child flute

Hohner Child Flute

This child flute is made of high quality wood and it produces a decent sound.

Music, Musical Instruments

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Mylec Football Goal Post

This 5x5.5 feet football goal post is very sturdy and comes with a football and tee.

Sports, Other

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Razor A3 Kick Scooter

Kick scooters are fun and they are a great way to exercise and build leg muscles. This push scooter looks great and is one of the most popular scooters around.

Sports, Other

maxi kick scooter

Maxi Kick Scooter

Unlike other scooters, this kick scooter can also lean. This kick scooter received many awards.

Sports, Other

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Reader Rabbit Math Adventure

Kids explore Pirate island with Reader Rabbit and participate in activities that teach them adding, subtracting and fractions.

Math, Video games

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Scholastic Math Missions

This arcade game also shows children how math is all around us in everyday life.

Math, Video games

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Study Helpers Math Booster

This amazing video game allows players to program and turn school math problems into fun video games.

Math, Video games

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Lego City

With this Lego set, children solve real-life problems involved in building a city.

Math, Other

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Lego Creator

This beautiful Lego set has a lot of detail such as roof tiles, opening windows and requires quite a lot of skill.

Math, Other

Vtech Innotab 2

Vtech Innotab 2

This tablet for kids has a large amount of memory, is packed with applications and even includes educational textbooks.

Literacy, Electronics

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Nabi 2

This high-end tablet has a super powerful computer chip and runs very fast. It also has an incredible number of educational applications for children.

Literacy, Electronics

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Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary

This dictionary is one of the most popular children's dictionary. It contains thousands of definitions and beautiful illustrations and photos.

Literacy, Books

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Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum

In this video game, players go through challenges that involve typing words. They gain points depending on how fast and accurately they type words.

Literacy, Video games

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Scrambled States of America

This book is the story of states swapping places so they can see another part of the country. Children learn about different states and learn about US geography.

Geography, Books

safari periodic table

Safari Periodic Table of the Elements Poster

This elements' poster for kids is colorful and contains information about some famous scientists and can serve as bedroom decoration.

Science, Other

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Easel with Magnetic Letters

This easel includes foam magnetic letters and numbers that can be used on a magnetic surface allowing kids to form words.

Art, Other

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Instant Independent Reading Response Activities

This book contains 50 reading activities that help children increase their interest in reading and develop writing skills.

Literacy, Books

think fun zingo

ThinkFun Zingo

This award-winning game consists in matching numbered tiles to images on cards and helps children acquire math skills.

Math, Card games

backyard explorer kit

Scientific Explorer Backyard Explorer Kit

This kit contains many nature activities and even a microscope that children can use to analyze the stuff they find in nature.

Science, Science kits

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Learn French with Penelope and Pezi

This French lessons DVD teaches children words and expressions, how to greet, count and includes many interactive games and even a booklet.

Literacy, DVDs

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Little Pim: German

This award-winning program teaches children hundreds of German words through entertaining episodes that feature a panda called Little Pim and various activities.

Literacy, DVDs

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Spanish for Kids: Learn Spanish

This DVD features fun animated characters that teach children Spanish words and conversational Spanish through repetition and songs and fun interactive games.

Literacy, DVDs

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Kid Start Spanish

This DVD set includes four DVDs, entertaining videos that teach Spanish, a CD containing nice Spanish songs, a book, flash cards, games and even applications.

Literacy DVDs

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Solar Car

This car toy goes very fast, runs on solar power and shows children the wonders of solar energy.

Science, Other

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Educational Solar Windmill Kit

This beautiful windmill works with a solar panel and teaches children how solar energy can be used.

Science, Science kits

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DK Eyewitness Medieval Life

This book is packed with information about medieval times, contains hundreds of interesting illustrations and comes with a CD and a poster.

History, Books

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Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

This National Geographic book contains stunning dinosaur illustrations and is packed with information and interesting facts about these creatures that used to roam the Earth.

Science, Books

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The Dinosaur Museum

With this book, children become paleontologists. They look at fossils, plants and even use a microscope to analyze and identify dinos.

Science, Books

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