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10 Great Games for Elementary Students

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. Whether kids are playing an engaging STEM puzzler or creating their own games from scratch, they're sure to have fun and learn at the same time. 

Cork The Volcano - Puzzlets Publisher: Digital Dream Labs LLC
Fun elementary coding through hands-on puzzle tiles
Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
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 3
Zoo U
Research-based social game has terrific assessment potential
Grades K-5
Type Game
Price A one-time license fee of $7 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
DragonBox Big Numbers Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
Carrot-and-stick arithmetic app makes students fluent in regrouping
Grades 1-4
Type App
Price $7.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense Publisher: iMagine Machine LLC
Brilliant, wacky adventure game seamlessly integrates geometry
Grades 1-4
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 5
Busy Water Publisher: EDOKI ACADEMY
Solve, create, and share puzzles that gush with STEM learning
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Space by Tinybop Publisher: Tinybop
Zoom into our solar system, solve mysteries with open-ended play
Grades 1-8
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
The Infinite Arcade by Tinybop Publisher: Tinybop
Simple game-design app has endless creative potential
Grades 2-5
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated