|Board Game Geek
Description:Information and reviews about board games from all over the world. A great place to go to find new games. However, the site contains inappropriate material for children. Easy to avoid, but not a place you want children browsing.
|Calvin and Hobbes at Martijn's
Description:All kinds of interesting information about the author, the characters, and lots of great stuff like animations of Calvin sneezing and Calvin in the toilet. A must for Calvin and Hobbes fans.
|CleverMedia Shockwave Arcade Games
Description:You'll need Shockwave plugins for your web browser to enjoy the many games at this site. I wouldn't recommend all the games, but there were several that looked fun.
Something Fishy : Tired of being a small fish in a big pond? This game helps you move up the food chain.
Race Across Denver: Race through the maze of Denver trying to find landmarks. Also try Minneapolis, Seattle, Phoeniz, Portland, Los Angeles, Detroit, Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Teeth Invaders : Oh no! Giant teeth are invading! Help save the world. Created for the National Association of Dental Laboratories.
Globe Spotter : Take this unique geography quiz and learn where things are in your world.
Description:A variety of games and Rubik's puzzles to play online. In Topography you play against the clock flying a helicopter from city to city. If you begin on the doofus level the game will tell you in which country the city is located. Bonus time is added for making it to a certain number of cities. The game gets harder as your score increases. (Note the games did not work in Netscape 6.)
|Funbrain: Educational Interactive Kids Games for Learning
Description:Funbrain makes grammar, math facts, and spelling practice fun for kids with interactive games like Grammar Gorilla, Math Baseball, and Spellaroo. Other games include Where is That?, Fresh Baked Fractions, Oddball, Piano Player, Fun Match, Double Fun Match, Change Maker, Word Detective, Spell Check and Wacky Tales.
Description:This website offers Java activities for preschool through 2nd Grade. There are at least a dozen actitivities for each age group. The Spot offers activities for 3rd - 6th graders. The site is free because they do allow age appropriate advertising.
|Games Kids Play
Description:Rules for many classic games like marbles, jacks, and Buck Buck. This site lists most of the well known children's games and includes a link to a list of over 250 games.
|Henry Lim's LEGO Sculptures
Description:Henry Lim makes two dimensional pictures and three dimensional sculptures using Lego bricks. His pictures include portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Catwoman. His harpsichord sculpture can actually be played. Photographs and text describe the two year process of creating the harpsichord. You can also listen to an MP3 file of the harpsichord being played.
Description:KidsCom has kids games, chat rooms for kids, video game cheats and other child activities. Our kids' games focus on fun, learning and Internet safety.
Description:What's your medieval vocational personality?
|Knots on the Web
Description:This site is for all those who want to earn their knot tying merit badge. If the three sections Knot Tying, Knot Theory and Knot Art don't cover everything there is to know about knots, the Knot Books section will help you find a resource to tie up the loose ends.
Description:If your interested in creating your own lego mosaic pictures, visit the Lego Mosaic page. For $29.99 they will turn any digital image into a Lego Mosaic design to make with a Lego Mosaic brick set you must purchase separately.
|Little Explorers--Enchanted Learning Software
Description:This site was really quite fun to navigate the web through. To start out your child can read the ‘Easy Web Tips to Teach Children', a nice explanation of websurfing basics. The top of the dictionary screen contains a list of the letters of the alphabet. Selecting a letter takes you to a picture dictionary screen. Each picture/word has a link to something that deals with the word. The site claims to have 555 dictionary entries. ‘Airplane' linked to the Early Flight gallery page of the National Air and Space Museum. ‘Hen' linked to a page on Dominique chickens from the Sedgwick County Zoo's website.
Description:A Java games and puzzles site that offers a daily chess problem and several other games. The most interesting feature on this site is the Maze Generator which shows how a computer generates a maze using three standard algorithms. You can watch as the maze is constructed and how the computer goes about solving the maze. For those looking to program their own mazes read How to Build a Maze, look at the source code and read the FAQ.
|MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids
MEET ME AT THE CORNER is a kid-friendly site featuring educational video pod casts hosted by New York City home schoolers. Offered free of charge these videos show the sights and sounds of the Big Apple from a kid’s point of view.
Visit MEET ME AT THE CORNER and learn how to make and submit your videos about your corner of the world.
|Net Ministries/Christian Kids Links
Description:This site includes Christian kid links, Just for fun links, educational links, stories and commerical sites.
|Online Adventure Games
Description:Help Lozenge and Hampshire solve a mystery. Play Gallant Sir Randolph games. Fun games that immediatly captured the attention of my 10 year old son. The scene is set in the view area, the dialogue of the characters is in the text area and items found in the scene can be placed and then used in the inventory area. Hints are provided if you get stuck.
|Pentix: The Art of Pen Spinning
Description:Pen spinning anyone? "Ever wondered how some people can spin their pen around their Thumb so casually during classroom lecture? Only to try it out and become even more frustrated? Well, don't stress yourself anymore. Pentix is here to help you." In the Tricks section you can learn how to do a 360 Degree Normal (The pen spins around the Thumb.) and several other tricks. The pen tricks are listed according to difficulty, but it should be noted that klutzes will find them all hard to do. The concepts are easy, though, and a quick look could save you from becoming mindnumbingly bored someday. Warning: dropping your pen repeatedly is much more noticeable than doodling.
Description:You can move from level to level of this Flash generated interactive puzzle if you can figure out what to click on and when to click on it in each level. You can spend a lot of time trying to solve this puzzle. Beware: if you google for help in solving the puzzle you can end up at some very distasteful sites. There are some hints in this MetaFilter blog: http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/27154
|Simeon's World of Magic
Description:I am Simeon, the World's Finest Internet Magician! Please allow me to entertain you with the following Magical Effects.
|Summer Bucket List
Description:A fun summer idea to get the whole family involved to enjoy summer together.
|Summer Vacation Boredom Busters
Description:There is nothing worse than a rainy day in the middle of the school holidays, when children are cooped up inside, you have nothing planned, and the inevitable cries of "I'm bored" are not far away! Keep this list of rainy day activities ready for just such a day. Older children may enjoy choosing from the list themselves.
Description:Change any webpage or text with the dialectizer converting it into any of the following dialects: Redneck, Jive, Cockney, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, Moron, Pig Latin, or Hacker. Silly stuff, but fun. Learn how the dialectizer works. Here's what the redneck dialectizer did to our blurb about "Getting to the Roots."
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|The Fantastic Typing CyberMonkey
Description:The chances of the amino acids necessary for life arising from a random mix of elementary molecules, it is said, is the same as a monkey hitting a typewriter and pounding out the complete works of Shakespeare. To test this theory, someone has created a digital monkey. Its masterpiece is listed at this site.
|The House of Cards
Description:This site has links to rules for a number of different card games. You can also download some freeware card games to learn to play bridge, solitaire and euchre. The site also has links for online card playing, the history of cards and information about card collecting.
|The Rec.puzzles Archive
Description:Puzzles of every type listed by category. Each puzzle includes a solution. Here's a sample from the Lateral Thinking section. Five pieces of coal, a carrot and a scarf are lying on the lawn. Nobody put them on the lawn but there is a perfectly logical reason why they should be there. What is it? They were used by children who made a snowman. The snow has now melted.
|Tickle Tykes 2: Pee-Mail
Description:This is a very silly, but funny, little site that lets you create your very own pee-mail to send to a friend. Just use your mouse to write your very own yellow message in the snow.
|Video Game Strategies
Description:This site indexes information on the various ways to get more out of your video games. We were able to transform the basketball court floor in Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside to the flashing colors of a disco floor. We also found the code for running the game in big head mode. Silly, but fun. Many video games have extras that they don’t tell you about in the game instructions. People make money selling books with this information. You can find out online for free.