Best Engineering Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

As kids become more interested in STEM, they may turn to apps, games, and websites to test their engineering skills. Budding gearheads can take their tinkering to the next level with this selection of products that are all about making things work. Whether they're designing structures in Minecraft or solving construction puzzles on their phones, young engineers can use these resources to get excited about building, designing, and learning about machines and structures. For more great STEM tools, try our list of our favorite Building and Maker Apps, Games, and Websites and these Books for Kids Who Love Math and Science.

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Tami's Tower App Poster Image
Build a tower, test, and improve to help a hungry monkey.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2019)
(2019)
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DiscoverE Website Poster Image
Stellar source of engineering info and experiments.
URL: http://discovere.org
(2020)
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RaceCraft - Build & Race App Poster Image
Polished, fun track builder with pressure to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2019)
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Super Mario Maker 2 Game Poster Image
Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Curiosity Machine Website Poster Image
Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking.
URL: https://www.curiositymachine.org
(2014)
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Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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DIY Nano App Poster Image
Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2015)
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Skyscrapers by Tinybop App Poster Image
Build, explore, design, and learn about tall buildings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack Game Poster Image
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
(2011)
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Minecraft Game Poster Image
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
(2011)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit Game Poster Image
Unique making experience melds crafting with video games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Vehicle Kit Game Poster Image
Creative vehicle kit adds large new world to explore.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
(2018)
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Nintendo Labo Toy-Con VR Kit Game Poster Image
Cardboard crafting meets fun virtual reality experiences.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
(2019)
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Trainyard App Poster Image
Route trains to correct stations in this innovative stumper.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2011)
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World of Goo App Poster Image
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Windows app
(2010)
(2011)
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DIY Website Poster Image
DIY
Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
URL: https://www.diy.org
(2013)
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Engineering.com Games Website Poster Image
Deep selection of thought-provoking game links.
URL: http://www.engineering.com/GamesPuzzles/tabid/82/Default.aspx
(2013)
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Inventioneers Full Version App Poster Image
Excellent physics puzzler emphasizes engineering practices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Cargo-Bot App Poster Image
Challenging puzzler teaches kids to think like programmers.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2012)
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Dreams Game Poster Image
Extraordinary collection of powerful content-creation tools.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2020)
(2020)
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Engineer Girl Website Poster Image
Excellent resource for budding engineers.
URL: http://www.engineergirl.org/
(2012)
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Gamestar Mechanic Game Poster Image
Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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Poly Bridge 2 Game Poster Image
If you dream it and build it, will it stay standing?
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
(2020)
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Portal 2 Game Poster Image
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
(2011)
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Infinifactory Game Poster Image
Tough engineering logic puzzler is mysterious and creepy.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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