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Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer

By Kids.gov

Kids.gov is the government’s official web portal for kids, with activities for kindergarteners through 8th graders and resources for parents and teachers. If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids engaged and learning this summer, Kids.gov has a variety of resources all in one safe spot for your kids. Some highlights from the site include:

  • Games: You won’t mind your kids spending time playing games online when they’re learning about math, science, history and more. In Kids.gov’s Play Games section, they can enjoy adventures like solving secret codes from the National Security Agency, working on word puzzles about the earth from NASA, and experiencing the challenges of being a Peace Corps volunteer.

  • Get Creative: Give your kids a little direction with art projects from Kids.gov, including coloring pages, digital photography projects, and a special collection of interactive painting, collage making and animation projects from the National Gallery of Art’s NGAkids Art Zone.  

  • Videos: Kids.gov’s Videos section has lots of new things for your kids to watch. They can learn about the mysteries of tornadoes with a storm chaser or find out how to handle bullies from StopBullying.gov. And in the series of cool career videos produced by Kids.gov, they can learn about archaeology, meet an albino alligator and her keeper at the National Aquarium, and see how money is made.

  • Outdoor activities: When your kids are ready for a break from the computer, go with them. Kids.gov’s Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition section for parents is full of ideas to keep your family in shape, like LetsMove.gov’s suggestions for working activity into your kids’ daily routine, and Recreation.gov’s collection of family friendly ideas for exploring America’s beaches, mountains, cities and everything in between.


Join Kids.gov for a live Twitter chat to talk about fun and educational activities you can do with your kids this summer.

When: Thursday, June 20th, 1pm ET

Where: Twitter. Follow @kidsgov and use #kidsummer to join the conversation and find new activities for your kids this summer!

Calling all parents! Join Kids.gov and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this afternoon from 2-4 p.m. EST for a Twitter chat on how to talk to your kids about money.

Join the conversation by following Kids.gov (@kidsgov) and CFPB (@cfpb) on Twitter and using the hashtag #MoneyTalk in your tweets.

Explore the Redesigned Kids.gov!

Kids.gov is the U.S. government’s website for children (grades K-8). Kids, parents, and teachers can use the site to get help with homework, access lesson plans, watch videos, play games, and more.

If you’ve visited Kids.gov previously, you’ll notice that the website has been completely redesigned. The vibrant new site provides areas for three specific audiences: kids (grades K-5), teens (grades 6-8), and grown-ups (teachers and parents).

Enjoy exploring all that Kids.gov has to offer, including the following examples:

This colorful poster illustrates the steps someone would need to take to become the President of the United States. Order free copies to hang in classrooms, libraries or even your kids’ bedrooms.