Especially For Kids and Other Inquiring Minds

Links to games & puzzles, downloadable projects, mazes, crafts, cooking, kids' search engines, and lots of interesting things that stir kids' imaginations...

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Artist Jan Brett’s Site
Very special site! Lots of beautiful pictures to print out, and fun projects to make!

Ask Jeeves – for Kids
A kids’ version of the popular search engine. Type in a questions–such a "why is the sky blue" and it leads you to a page that might answer the question.

Brain Food
Hundreds of puzzles, ranging from word games to logic problems to riddles. Some are tricky. Some require innovation.

Brain Teasers
Weekly "brain teasers" for kids.

A great collection of unique interactive and non-interactive mazes and puzzles, with great links to other puzzle sites.

Crazy Libs!
Fun and interactive story writing participation, with pre-written stories of all kinds.

Create a comic strip: MakeBeliefsComix
Create and print your own comic strip - it's easy and fun with this comic strip generator, using English or Spanish, cute characters, and story ideas.

DLTK’s Printable Crafts for Kids
Children's crafts, coloring pages, and more; projects for holidays, educational themes, and cartoon characters; lots of printable templates suitable for ages 2 and up.

Games Kids Can Play
Directions for fun playground games, verses for jump-rope rhymes, and much more!

Not really about "homework" so much as about lots of interesting subjects, activities, and resources across the whole spectrum of interests for children and teens. Well worth checking out!

How Stuff Works!
Indescribably vast and fascinating collection of articles on how almost anything you can think of works

How Things Work
An extensive list of explanations of how things work!

How to Make A Web Page - Easy Steps for Kids
Very clear step-by-step instructions.

Human Anatomy Online
Inner exploration of Human Anatomy. Each topic has animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.

Kids’ Craft Corner
Crafts, recipes, holiday and season ideas, experiments, art, clip art, games, and more.

Kids’ Recipes
Google’s directory of kids’ recipe sites–quite a variety!

KEWL – Kids’ Excellent Web Links
An award winning site with a nice selection of kids’ links.

KidsClick Web Search
A web search for Kids by librarians! Choose from lots of interesting categories.

From National Geographic - news for kids - Animals and Nature, History, People and Places, Space and Science, & Wacky News

A search engine for children: over 20,000 child safe sites, and over 4000 categories.

The Legend of Captain Dave’s Lost Treasure
An online treasure hunt through the Internet, solving puzzles while you explore intriguing pirate sites.

Mad Scientist Network
Extensive and zany information-rich site that draws on input from hundreds of scientists.
M.I.T.’s Seymour Papert and friends designed this site for kids! "More than 2,000 safe and kid-friendly website links. Close to 100 replayable, original and visually stimulating activities that entice kids to eXplore, eXpress and eXchange in a digital sandbox. Digital tools that let kids create their own stories and plays, artwork and characters." Includes a parents' page!

Mother Goose Rhymes & Children’s Songs
Grouped by theme, with some beautiful printable coloring pages of letters of the alphabet

Multicultural Calendar
Kids from around the world share their stories of how holidays are celebrated where they live.

Net-Mom’s Internet Safe House
Nice site links for kids - games, arts & crafts, science, fun math, and more - selected by a librarian and author of Internet Kids & Family Yellow Pages.

Impressive site where you can compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, or read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times.

Paper Airplanes
Jim Cornish’s terrific page links to web sites on how to make and fly paper airplanes.

Paper Paradise
Free downloadable models of toys and airplanes to print out and construct, with tips, and links to other such fun sites.

An online soda-straw construction site where you can create moving objects. Be sure to read the FAQ to find out how to best use your particular browser and computer! The site takes awhile to load.

String Figures from Around the World
Intricate string figures you can do with your fingers and a simple loop of string.

Surfing the Net With Kids
A syndicated columnist does site reviews "for parents, kids, teens, grandparents, teachers, librarians and the incurably curious."

TIME For Kids
Online articles and multimedia geared toward kids.

Volcano World
Volcano info, pictures, movies, games, and much more!
A fun tour of the White House for kids-with information about its history, the president and vice president’s families–and a lot more!

Wild Weather Page
Fun and informative interactive site.

Windmills to Whirligigs
Fun site from Science Museum of Minnesota, with instructions on how to make a variety of wind powered whirligigs.

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