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10 Great Games for Elementary Schoolers

It's hard to narrow the list of great games out there, but we did it! Here are 10 top recommendations from our editors. Use them with kids from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade to help them move around, go on adventures, and learn foundational math and science.

The Counting Kingdom Publisher: Little Worlds Interactive LLC
Magical math game teaches addition, boosts problem-solving skills
Grades K-3
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
GoNoodle Visit Website: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Brief bursts of physical exercise add classroom fun, build brain power
Grades K-5
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Zoo U Publisher: Personalized Learning Games Inc.
Research-based social game has terrific assessment potential
Grades K-5
Type Game
Price $7-20 per student
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
DreamBox Learning Math Publisher: DreamBox Learning
Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs
Grades K-8
Type Game
Price 12.95/month
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
The Robot Factory by Tinybop Publisher: Tinybop
Improve designs, collect favorites in robot creation sandbox
Grades K-8
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Prodigy Publisher: Smart Teacher
Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure
Grades 1-8
Type Game
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
MinecraftEdu
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Publisher: TeacherGaming LLC
Teacher dashboard and genius tutorial help this sandbox gem sparkle
Grades 1-12
Type Game
Price $41.00
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Crayon Physics Deluxe Publisher: Kloonigames
Influential physics game is still a draw
Grades 2-12
Type Game
Price $19.95
Platforms Linux, Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Pixel Press Floors Publisher: Pixel Press Technology
Ingenious game-creation tool translates kids' paper-and-pencil designs
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Gamestar Mechanic Publisher: Institute of Play and E-Line Media
Captivating manga romp teaches kids game design
Grades 4-9
Type Game
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Platforms Mac, Windows
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4