Sunday, April 13, 2008

Free Games For Your 3 Year Old - Kid Tested, Babysitter Approved

This morning, I was hanging out with my 3 year old buddy, Josh, and decided we should spend some time playing with the computer. My first attempt to entertain him was with Tuxpaint. That only went so-so. So, I decided to go for plan B. I asked him what his favorite truck was, hoping to bring up some photos on flickr. Again, that only kept him entertained for a minute or two.

Finally, he told me that his favorite car was Lightning McQueen. A quick Google search found me the free and instantly usable Cars: Lightning McQueen's Desert Dash game.

It took Josh about 30 seconds to figure out how to control the car, and he was in heaven. Home run.

We poked around and there are other games that Josh found fun, like the Nintendo Super Mario Brother's Game(the original one, implemented as a 2.9meg flash file - how sweet is that?) and others. Though we kept coming back to the race car game.

If you're looking for a source of kids games, you should definitely check the site out. I'm sure that most of them aren't ideal for your 3 year old - so use your judgment (and I don't have kids, so what the heck do I know!). But they are free, and easy to use.

Another activity Josh really enjoyed was watching the space shuttle launch. this video was especially fun as it has the ever-important count down sequence.

Happy game playing!


  1. Anonymous10:02 AM

    this is not what i was look ing fowred to i was look for fun games for three year olds

  2. Anonymous5:02 PM

    the rocket video was the best all the fire came down and under the rocket that was the best.:]

    from jordan

  3. Anonymous8:25 PM

    Very nice blog, check out some games site
    Bike Games, Car Games, Parking Games, Truck Games, Mario Games, Sonic Games, and some other girl sites: Fun Girl Games, Bratz Games, Girl Games, Makeover Games.