Video games are always something for kids to look forward to playing after a long day of school. However, just because school is out for summer, that doesn’t mean that their learning must cease. There are plenty of educational games available on all platforms for kids and teens to enjoy while improving skills needed in school and life.
1. Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection, playable on the Xbox One and Windows 10, is a great business management type game for kids. They are charged with an entire zoo. This means players are responsible for feeding the animals plus managing the business side of running a zoo. It makes Zoo Tycoon perfect for children who are begging their parents for a pet. They can take care of virtual animals of all species including koalas. What kid doesn’t want a koala?
2. Math Blaster
The Math Blaster Series is perfect for elementary students in need of math practice. They can practice various math problems while exploring the unknown space and encountering colorful characters. The series offers games on both PC and mobile, making it ideal for kids to play at home and in the classroom.
3. Scrap Mechanic
Scrap Mechanic is a Windows sandbox game that gives players the freedom to be an engineer and create literally anything. Eventually, players receive a Guide Book containing basic recipes for building cars, houses and more. It serves as a great introduction for students with an interest in engineering.
4. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is available on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Players are tasked with managing a farm with just a few coins and lots of land. They will need to use their brain to figure out the most economical and successful way to make their newly inherited farm blossom. It’s a great game to simply enjoy playing and it’s helpful for teens interested in business.
5. Minecraft: Education Edition
Minecraft: Education Edition is a wonderful tool for teachers to convey concepts of coding and chemistry. There are various world modes specializing in certain subject areas that also include storytelling and environmental studies. Elementary and Middle School teachers may benefit from teaching their students the basics of these subjects while the kids are engaged in the Minecraft universe.
Interested in finding out more games to help your students? Check out the Crazy Games’ article that features the best educational games for all ages and all levels of fun!