Free Online Games for 8-Year-Olds

There are many websites that have free online games for 8-year-olds, but it can be difficult to choose the ones that will provide your child with the help that he or she needs. Read on for a handful of educational websites that can provide your 8-year-old with fun, educational games.

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Free Games from FunBrain.com

FunBrain.com has academic online games for 8-year-olds. This is a good place for your child to get free academic practice in math, reading and a variety of other subjects. In addition to games, there are Mad Libs, comics, blogs for kids, activities and e-books. Depending on what your child needs, you can sort the games by subject or grade level.

A math game that your child can learn from is 'Tic Tac Toe Squares'. Your 8-year-old will attempt to lay three X's in a row before the computer can lay three O's. To place an X on the board, your child must first solve the math problem in that square. Customize the game by selecting the difficulty level and the operation.

A typical word game from FunBrain.com is 'Stay Afloat'. The object of 'Stay Afloat' is to prevent a boat from sinking. The game play is similar to Hangman. You can choose from vocabulary words that pertain to school subjects such as music, science, geography and history.

Games and Activities from Funschool

The free online games and activities at Funschool aim to be both entertaining and educational. They cover a plethora of topics, from math to science to holidays.

Whatever your child's interest may be, there's a fair chance that Funschool has materials your child will enjoy. For example, if she is a fan of dinosaurs, there are dinosaur-themed games, puzzles, coloring pages, quizzes, crafts and even a cookie recipe.

Poptropica's Game World

Poptropica is a fun game world for kids. Although it is free to play, you must register. In addition, there are membership options that cost money for exclusive access to certain items.

Before beginning game play, your 8-year-old must select his age so that the games will be appropriate for his grade level. Poptropica offers several worlds on which players need to complete different quests and scavenger hunts.

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