Games for Kids 5-8 Years Old

Even young kids love video games, but sometimes the most popular games aren't appropriate for their age group. These games are not only fun but also age-appropriate for 5-year-olds up to 8-year-olds. The educational and entertaining titles here will test their teamwork and problem-solving skills. Whether kids want to score points on the field, save the world in adventure games, or even learn the basics of math, there's something for everyone to enjoy. For more fun games for this age group, check out the Best Nintendo Switch Games for Kids.

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Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

age 5+

Charming, relaxing adventure game with positive message.

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DreamBox Learning Math

age 5+

Online math games adjust in difficulty as you play.

URL: https://www.dreambox.com (2009)
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Gigantosaurus

age 5+

Charming, smile-worthy adventure for young players.

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Pix the Cat

age 5+

Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows (2015)
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A Monster's Expedition

age 6+

Utterly charming (and sometimes frustrating) puzzle game.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2020)
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Astro's Playroom

age 6+

Cute, free game showcases the PlayStation 5's features.

Platforms: PlayStation 5 (2020)
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BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

age 6+

Think outside the box with this charming, fun puzzler.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

age 6+

Cute puzzle-filled adventure for kids and kids at heart.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U (2018)
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Chariot

age 6+

Charming fantasy platformer is more fun with a friend.

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Crossy Road Castle

age 6+

Grab coins, dodge hazards with friends in fun action game.

Platforms: Apple Arcade (2020)
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

age 7+

The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Danger Mouse: The Danger Games

age 6+

Simple, fun endless runner has console/mobile competition.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2018)
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Mario Sports Superstars

age 6+

Fun, cartoony collection of portable sport games entertains.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2017)
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Super Mario Maker 2

age 6+

Fun, accessible editing tools expose kids to game design.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2019)
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

age 7+

The island life is idyllic in this latest adventure sim.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2020)
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Chuchel

age 7+

Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2018)
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Detective Pikachu

age 7+

Fresh Pokémon perspective perfect for younger fans.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS (2018)
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Flinthook

age 7+

Intuitive, madcap action stays fun despite repetition.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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Flywrench

age 7+

Simple, twitchy action game demands precision, attention.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows (2017)
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Gnog

age 7+

Kooky, charming puzzler is a pleasant head-scratcher.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR (2017)
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