We have all been stuck at home for quite some time now, and you may be running out of ways to entertain yourself or your family. The internet can of course bring us so much entertainment- watching shows on YouTube, social media, extra learning opportunities and more. But have you ever thought about trying out free online games? Obviously, there are paid options for games on traditional consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox, but what about free online options? They can really offer something different, and even can be educational for kids.
Free Fun Online Games
Use Plays.Org to find the latest free and online games for kids and adults alike. So far the site offers around 100 games, but new games are slowly being added all the time to expand the site and offer more free games!
There is everything on the site from versions of Pacman, to mini golf, to traditional arcade-style games. I particularly enjoyed playing a supermarket simulation game where players can check out customers and restock the shelves. It’s a bit of a race against time!
There are also word-based games, themed games for Christmas and Halloween, and many, many more. There is something for every gamer on this website.
Free Educational Games
A great way to keep kids interested and keen to learn is by learning via games. There are hundreds of free educational games online which are a great way to supplement their studies. From typing tests, to memory games, to maths questions- you can find free games for every subject online.
A brilliant educational website is National Geographic Kids. Here you’ll find over 100 fun and interactive science, action, adventure, and puzzle games. If your kids love to watch CBBC, they can also find a whole host of games online on the BBC website. From games based on popular TV shows to games based on current and topical events, every kid will find a game of interest on this website.
Family Online Games
A fun way to spend an evening with your family is by doing an online games night. With in-person games nights off the cards for a little while, it’s fun to indulge in some online gaming as a family, especially if the games are free!
Use websites such as Games.co.uk to find lots of different family friendly games such as card games and ‘bubble hit’ which are easy to play with the whole family. You can also try sites like Pogo which have some brilliant free online gaming options- this is a particularly great site for puzzle games which will get the whole family thinking.
As you can see there are a huge wealth of free online gaming opportunities- save this post to look back on in the future if you’re ever short of entertainment at home! Lockdown or no lockdown, it’s always a good idea to have some free online games and entertainment in your back pocket for those rainy days, boring car journeys and unplanned down time.