11 Best Places To Play Free Preschool Games

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Free preschool games are a great way to keep your preschoolers entertained and teach them important skills at the same time.

Many of these free games teach preschoolers the alphabet, counting, memorization, and many more academic and life skills. Not only are many of them educational—they're a lot of fun! It's a great way to start your kid's love of learning early.

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Sesame Street Games

The homepage of Sesame Street

Sesame Street 

What We Like
  • Signing up for an account is free.

  • Sort games by which characters are in them.

What We Don't Like
  • Must sign up for an account to access all content.

  • Has links to other websites like YouTube and iTunes.

Sesame Street has got a ton of great free preschool games that feature your child's favorite Sesame Street characters. In fact, your kid can choose which character he or she wants to be featured in the games.

The website is easy for little ones to navigate with bright colorful images so they can follow their favorite character as they have fun learning and sharing.

You'll find games here that teach children shapes, numbers, letters, feelings, music, science, disabilities, and self-confidence.

A great bonus to this site is the "Play Together" parent tip for each game. This is an offline activity that you can do with your child in connection with the game.

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Nick Jr. Games

The games at Nick Jr.

Nick Jr.

What We Like
  • Games boast high quality animation and voice acting.

  • Lots of secret interactive content makes browsing the website enjoyable.

What We Don't Like
  • Games aren't very well organized.

  • Some games suffer from long and frequent load times.

There are lots of free preschool games at Nick Jr. featuring all of your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows. They've got Dora, Diego, Wonder Pets, Backyardigans and the rest of the gang! There are games for learning as well as games for fun.

We like the Nick Jr. website and how easy it is to flip through the different games for your preschooler. Use the scroll wheel on your mouse or the on-screen arrows to move about the games, and the image descriptions are large enough to clearly see what the game is without any text in the way. Alternatively, you can choose a character up at the top of the website to view games that feature that character.

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PBS Kids Games

The games available at PBS Kids

 PBS Kids

What We Like
  • PBS Parents section includes valuable tips for adults.

  • Visual icons make it easy for kids to browse by their favorite show.

What We Don't Like
  • Some games are too complex for young children.

  • Many games don't include descriptions, so you don't always know what to expect.

PBS Kids offers free preschool games that feature your child's favorite PBS Kids characters. You'll find Sesame Street, Arthur, Curious George, Super Why, Bob the Builder, and more show-themed games here.

All of the games are educational and teach skills like memory, letters, math, puzzles, problem-solving and more. They're categorized for easy browsing in sections for science, music, holiday, spelling, rhyming, etc.

You can also view the games by new, popular, teamwork, feelings, and adventure.

There's also a dedicated portion of PBS Kids setup just for some more difficult games.

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Treehouse Games

The homepage of Treehouse Games

 Treehouse Games

What We Like
  • Games teach complex skills like computer coding to kids.

  • Characters are consistent with their TV designs and personalities.

What We Don't Like
  • Games take a few minutes to load.

  • Very limited selection compared to similar websites.

Treehouse offers some fun, free preschool games online that features all sorts of kids' TV characters. There are both educational and fun games at Treehouse—enough to keep your preschooler occupied for an afternoon!

Some of the characters from Blaze, Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Ricky Zoom, Blues Clues, and others are available as characters in the games.

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FunBrain Jr.

Screenshot of a free online preschool game at Funbrain Jr.

FunBrain Jr. 

What We Like
  • Original characters that are creative and full of charm.

  • Offers multiple educational apps that promote literacy and other skills.

What We Don't Like
  • Mobile apps aren't compatible with Android devices or the latest version of iOS.

  • Includes ads with links to other websites.

  • Selection of games is limited.

Another place for free preschool games is FunBrain Jr., which is a part of the FunBrain website. There isn't a huge selection of games here, but the ones that are available make it a fun place to learn.

At the bottom of the FunBrain Jr. website are categories for math and reading with games like Balloon Blow-Up, Treehouse Builder, Rhyme Time, and Letter Splash. There's also a section for printable activities like Connect the Dots, Trace the Letters, and What's Different?

The games at FunBrain Jr. have original characters having fun in unique games that your preschooler will absolutely love.

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Universal Kids

Screenshot of free kids games at Sprout
What We Like
  • Graphics and overall presentation are excellent.

  • Great mobile app for playing games on the go.

What We Don't Like
  • Removed many educational games from the old version of the website.

  • Some of the games take a while to load.

The kids will really love the preschool games at Universal Kids (formerly known as Sprout). Follow the link below to find dozens of games for kids 2 and older, as well as free videos for the children to relax in front of.

You can find games that feature characters from certain TV shows. The Goodnight Show, Stella and Sam, Maya The Bee, Poppy Cat, and Nina's World are a few examples. Some of the characters will be new to your preschooler but they are fun and colorful and your preschooler will be sure to warm up to them.

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Screenshot of the ABCya! website
© ABCya.com
What We Like
  • Games are well organized by age and grade level.

  • Offers teachers discounted premium memberships for their classes.

What We Don't Like
  • Must pay a monthly fee to remove advertisements.

  • No progress tracking to help teachers with assessment.

Another place for free educational games for preschoolers is ABCya!, a site offering games on strategy, skills, numbers, letters, and holiday-themed games for Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and others.

You'll find preschool games like BINGO, letter tracing, connect the dots, letter matching, and pattern completion. There's a ton of other games that will keep your kiddo interested all day long.

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Learning Games for Kids

Education games at Learning Games for Kids website

Learning Games for Kids 

What We Like
  • Educational games are well organized by topic for easy browsing.

  • Includes games based on popular kids books.

What We Don't Like
  • Most games are targeted to kids already in school.

  • The options may be a little overwhelming for kids and parents.

A handful of free preschool games is available at Learning Games for Kids. Some of them are probably a bit too hard for a preschooler, but there are several that are perfect.

Many of these preschool games are educational, like the matching games that involve colors and letters. There are also some songs listed in these games that are played along with a video.

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Thomas & Friends

Picture of free online kids games at Thomas & Friends
What We Like
  • Includes extensive profiles of characters from the show.

  • Separate website for parents includes activities and other resources for adults.

What We Don't Like
  • Some games are easier play on a touch screen rather than with a mouse.

  • Limited content compared to other websites.

You'll only find a handful of free preschool games at Thomas & Friends but they're so much fun!

There aren't very many educational games here, but the games are big and bright and your preschooler will have a blast playing them. Plus, there are several free Thomas & Friends videos for the kids to watch.

Parents can see some other activities they can do with their kids, plus to print Thomas & Friends coloring pages for some offline fun.

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Kids' Pages

The homepage of Kids' Pages

Kids' Pages

What We Like
  • Diverse selection of titles from major developers like Gamehouse Studios.

  • Some games are engaging enough to keep adults entertained.

What We Don't Like
  • Ads appear before each game loads.

  • Many of the riddles on the "Riddles and Jokes" page don't make any sense.

Kid's Pages is a preschool website that has free games but also flashcards, stories, worksheets, coloring pages, puzzles, riddles, jokes, and more—plenty of things to keep your little ones busy!

Staying occupied isn't the only advantage of Kids' Pages because the games are not only fun but also educational.

There are more than 200 free preschool games at Kids' Pages!

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Disney Junior

Screenshot of free online preschooler games at Disney Junior
What We Like
  • Make personalized profiles to save favorite games and videos.

  • Lots of unique holiday themed games.

What We Don't Like
  • Some games are difficult to play with a mouse.

  • Games lack educational value.

The Disney Junior website has a lot of great free games that are just for preschoolers! There are games that feature Handy Manny, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Lightning McQueen and more of your child's favorite Disney characters.

There are some educational games here but most of them lean towards being just for fun.

Also at Disney Junior are some activities that you can download and print off for your preschooler, like for making a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse New Year top hat, Valentine's Day banner, Minnie & Daisy snowflake bow ornament, and lots of other fun things.

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