Kids' Hobbies Websites

Looking for a way to spark your kids' creativity online or indulge their favorite hobbies? From coloring and building robots to science experiments and cooking, this list of great sites will help kids pursue their interests and passions -- and maybe even find new ones.

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Crayola Kids

age 5+

Wonderful site with lots of rainy-day fun!

URL: http://www.crayola.com/kids/ (2004)
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The Lorax Garden

age 5+

Fanciful garden sim with an environmental message.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2010)
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Crafting Mama

age 6+

Create quirky projects in fun time-management sim.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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Enchanted Learning

age 6+

Not flashy, but filled with good educational activities.

URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com (2011)
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Book Creator

age 6+

Magically easy way to create and publish books.

URL: https://bookcreator.com/ (2011)
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GAME

Create

age 8+

Unique physics puzzles require imaginative solutions.

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DLTK's Crafts for Kids

age 5+

A bounty of fun crafts for kids, but some iffy ads.

URL: http://www.dltk-kids.com/ (2012)
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The Toymaker

age 8+

Cheerful paper toys to print and assemble.

URL: http://www.thetoymaker.com/ (2004)
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Yellowstone National Park Just for Kids

age 8+

Impressive activities for virtual explorers.

URL: http://www.nps.gov/yell/forkids/index.htm (2005)
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Exploratorium

age 10+

Captivating site on everyday (and advanced) science topics.

URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ (2011)
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GAME

Let's Cheer!

age 10+

Realistic cheers must be practiced in order to do well.

Platforms: Xbox 360 (2011)
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Make:Online

age 14+

DIY site encourages kids to tinker, create, invent, think.

URL: http://makezine.com/ (2012)