These websites contain activities and games that are especially appropriate for children in grades K-5.
The following Quia games and activities have been created by speech-language pathologists and speech and language specialists across the country. They include opportunities for articulation practice as well as work on language elements such as vocabulary, figurative language, synonyms, antonyms and phonemic awareness (pre-literacy). Quia games require Java to run. When using these games, it is important to encourage children to verbalize the words for oral practice.
Mrs. Ramsay's Quia Articulation Games (including pictures)
Mrs. Boyd's Articulation Practice Quia Page
Lonn Swanson's Articulation and Grammar Games
Pam Bordas' speech and language Quia page includes games that target phonemic awareness, antonyms, synonyms, idioms, questions and conjunctions.
StoryPlace.org is a terrific website that has a number of online stories and interactive activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Elementary themes include interactive online stories and a print out activity. A book list that corresponds with each theme is also offered. This site requires Java to run.
Do2Learn is a website that offers various language, speech and learning activities that address facial expressions, emotions, sequencing, vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, songs and rhymes. Click on the Songs & Games tab to access these great activities.
Junior's Web.Com has many online articulation and language activities that can also be purchased by CD for uninterrupted practice. However, this can be a fun site to play games including matching, hang man, concentration, puzzles and coloring.
EduPlace.com is a website created Houghton Mifflin, publishers of many textbooks and reading programs. This section of the site offers online games that target current events, spelling and phonemic awareness, geography and vocabulary. Click on Wacky Web Tales to access a web-based Mad Libs Game for students in grade 3 and up. Great practice for parts of speech and grammar!
The Woodlands Junior School website Literacy Zone includes links to games and activities in the areas of grammar, literacy and writing from the UK which are great for students in grades 2 and above.
This website offers a number of free online games for kids. Games touch upon a variety of topics, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, math and some that are just for fun! Check out Plural Girls, Grammar Gorillas or click on the reading tab for some great language activities.
Scholastic.com's Family Playground is a great website for preschool and school-age children and their parents. This website includes a variety of games and activities for children related to popular characters and children's books such as Clifford, Magic School Bus, Walter Wick, and I Spy.
Seussville is a website with some great language activities. Enter the Playground to access online and home activities. Go to the Seussville StoryMaker to design your own story. Work on using language appropriately or try to write all the words using your target sound. Other online games that target language include Sam-I-Am Says, One Fish Two Fish Concentration, and Fox in Sox Matching Game. Suessville also has great print and play activities to complete with your child.
This website is focused on developing reading skills including identifying letters, matching letters to sounds, decoding words by word families (i.e. -at, -an, -ig), as well as short, decodable text. It also has downloadable and printable activities and material.
This website offers terrific online, interactive tools for kids in Kindergarten through upper elementary grades. In addition to the many reading and writing tools, the following are great activities that target language, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and auditory discrimination skills: ABC Match, Acrostic Organizer, Comic Creator, Construct-A-Word, Eye on Idioms, Fact Fragment Frenzy, Fractured Fairy Tales, What's in the Bag and Crossword Puzzles. To use, first click on the activity name, then click on the link at the top of the page that says "visit this interactive tool".
This is a great resource for highly motivating online games that target educational skills. Scroll down to the language arts games to play Word Frog which practices Synonyms, Antonyms and Homonyms, Word Invasion which practices Parts of Speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs) or Verb Viper which practices correct forms of verbs (past tense, -ing). Additional math and language arts games are also available.