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A Tour Through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Join Agents Cash and Banks on a fun and exciting tour through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Learn about the history of United States currency in History Hall and the process of making new currency in the Production Room. This is something you have to download, so make sure to ask your parents first.

Activities - NASA Kids' Club - (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) - Build a gingerbread robot and make a pop rocket!

Art Zone - What is a collage machine? Or a 3-D twirler? This site from the National Gallery of Art has interactive art that you can make online.

Barney Cam - Meet Barney and Miss Beazley, the President's Scottish Terriers! Watch their adventure getting ready for Miss Beazley's first holiday at the White House.

Beach Kids - Games - Shoot bacteria in the water, test you memory, or read a good story.

Ben's Interactive Games - Try out these wordfinds, mazes and map games to help you learn more about our government. To play any of these games, you need the Macromedia Flash Player.

BRUSHster - NGA Kids - (National Gallery of Art) - BRUSHster is an online painting machine. This shockwave interactive includes more than forty brushes and customizable size, transparency, texture, and stroke options.(Shockwave required)

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future - (Department of Health and Human Services) - The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information advises - - be smart - - don’t start! Learn the facts on just saying no to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

California Kids Corner-Stuff for Little Kids - Enjoy fun games, puzzles, songs, stories, and much more all for you!

Catch a Counterfeit - A fun exercise that will allow players to familiarize themselves with the new security features. The game also highlights some of the common faults found in counterfeit bills.

Coast Guard Coloring and Activity Books - (U.S. Coast Guard) - If you want to learn about the Coast Guard, scroll to the bottom of this page and read the Our Day With the Coast Guard activity book.

Come Play with Carla and Friends - (Office on Women's Health) - Play Jump & Skip, Snack Attack or Mix Up Madness and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and have stronger, healthier bones.

CryptoKids - (National Security Agency/Central Security Service) - Peer into the secret world of cryptology: making and breaking codes. Play lots of games and activities at this site too!

Digging for Answers - (Smithsonian Education) - Tests your research skills as well as your expertise. With each question, you have the choice of answering on your own or trying to beat the clock as you search for the answer on a Smithsonian website. (Flash required)

Drinking Water & Ground Water - Games and Activities - Play word scrambles, a matching game and a game that lets you control the water cycle.

Energy Kids Page - Fun and Games - Did you know that ink and crayons are made from fossil fuels? Check out this site and find out other facts. Check out the energy riddles page!

Energy Star Kids - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Be an Energy Star! Find out how you and your classmates can make big changes and help save the world.

Farm Service Agency for Kids - This site, from the Farm Service Agency, has fun games to teach you more about farming, crops and ranches.

Fish Kids - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Fish are healthy food, but some fish may not be safe to eat because they are contaminated with chemicals. Before you go fishing or go to the market, look for fish advisories that tell you which fish are safe to eat.

Flow - NGA Kids - (National Gallery of Art) - Flow is a motion painting machine. Choose a picture and create a path for the motion. (Shockwave required)

Food and Nutrition - BAM! - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - Find recipes for quick, easy, tasty, and healthy treats. Play games on making good eating decisions. Find out about healthy snacks.

Fun Activities from the Department of State - Did you know that the U.S. Department of State gives people passports so they can travel to and from the United States? Learn more about the passport process by playing these games.

Games - VA Kids, K - 5th Grades - make medals, beat the blocks, color, and more

Games and Activities - Small Step Kids - (Department of Health and Human Services) - What can healthy eating do for you? Find out by playing around with these cool games and activities.

Games and Quizzes on Disasters and Preparedness - (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - This page has over 20 games about disasters like hurricanes, thunderstorms, earthquakes and more.

Garfield Star Sleeper - (National Center on Sleep Disorders Research) - Sleep Well. Do Well. This site brings you information on sleep and how it helps you do your best.

Garfield's Comic Creator - You can create and print your very own Garfield comic strips.

Grind Your Mind - BAM! - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - Skateboard with Matt through this animated quiz on peer pressure! Get the questions right and check out Matt performing some cool tricks on his skateboard.

Habitat Adventure: Panda Challenge - In "Habitat Adventure: Panda Challenge!", you will help make decisions about a fictional forest reserve. You will use binoculars, field guides, a camera, and other tools, as well as talk to local people to help you make the best decisions.

Image Ace - Satellite Map Game - By looking at satellite photos, help Orbit find Terry Firma.

MapStats for Kids - Check out this site and you can learn concepts about maps and statistics through cool games.

Meet Me At Midnight - (Smithsonian American Art Museum) - This site presents a perplexing scenario. An artwork, the dreaded Root Monster, comes alive and wreaks havoc in the galleries overnight. Visitors choose a friend, a character that has been separated from its artwork, to help aright the mixed-up museum and find its way back home.

Michael's Inside Scoop on Genetics - BAM! - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - Your genes are instruction codes for your body - telling cells what to do. These instruction codes do everything, from telling your body when to start puberty to determining the shape of your nose.

Money Fun Facts & Trivia - Check out these fun facts and trivia regarding our money. Blast Off Game - Kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. Fuel tanks for each food group help you keep track of how your choices fit into MyPyramid. (Flash Player 7 required)

NASA Kids Club - This site has cool games - including exploring and learning about space, building and launching rockets, exploring Mars, keeping airplanes on schedule and helping a comet travel through the solar system.

NGA Kids - Choose from a variety of activities or projects from the National Gallery of Art, enjoy an animated musical adventure, take a tour through the sculpture garden, and more.

NGA Kids' Site - Games - (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) - Connect the dots, make a map, word search, and more.

NIEHS Kids' Page - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) - Learn how the environment affects your health. Get ideas for science projects, tackle some brainteasers, and more. - Learn about the wonders of science, math and space in a fun and interactive site.

Patent and Trademark Office Kids Page - (Patent and Trademark Office) - What are patents, trademarks and copyrights you ask? Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about "intellectual property."

Peace Corps Challenge - This game gives you the opportunity to work in the fictional village of Wanzuzu as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Pixel Face - NGA Kids - (National Gallery of Art) - Choose a portrait and use different colors and brushes to change the picture. (Shockwave required)

Planet Protectors Club - Planet Protectors create less waste in the first place! This site has games, activities and reading materials to help save our planet from too much waste.

Playtime for Kids - This site provides links to all kinds of sites with information on weather, science, and space.

Portrait for Kids - Follow the clues and help solve a make-believe mystery! Using your noggin and a special spyglass tool, you’ll uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way, from the National Gallery of Art. Let the sleuthing begin!

Sing- Along - (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) - NIEHS has included this sing-along section to teach environmental health science through song.

Space Place - Amazing facts and fun activities to do to learn more about space science.

Tough Choices - BAM! - Play against other contestants to prove you can deal with tough choices.

Water Sense Game - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Move the water- efficiency hero Flow through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water- wasting monsters. Use the information you've learned on this Web site to test your knowledge.

You Are Here - (Federal Trade Commission) - This site helps you think like a consumer and find out things like how advertising influences your decisions.

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Other Resources

Activity TV - Free step-by-step video instructions with printable instructions for a wide array of fun activities for children. This site covers a variety of topics, such as crafts, cooking, puppets, science, and more.

Animaland Activities - This site from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has great information on caring for you pet, humane education, games and cartoons and much more.

ArtGames - Artgames is an interactive website designed to engage children in playful, interactive learning about works of art in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

Cartoon Network - You can play games, watch animated short movies and see the schedule of shows. All with your favorite characters!

Children's Museum of Manhattan - Explore five floors of exhibits: PlayWorks, Ancient Greece, Little West Side, City Splash and Adventures with Dora and Diego.

Clifford the Big Red Dog - Everyone's favorite big red dog! You can read along with Emily Elizabeth, visit T-Bone's Town, get to know the Islanders, or play with Clifford! - Visit this cool site to learn about home safety and health. Meet Rover, the home safety hound and get ready to become a safety ranger.

Coloring Book - National Geographic Kids - Pick a picture of an animal, print it out and color it in. Print 'N' Go from National Geographic Kids.

Cooking with Children - For grownups, spending time in the kitchen might be a chore, but for children the kitchen is a fun and exciting place. Children love to cook and relish doing things like kneading and rolling out dough or cracking eggs and mixing batters.

Crayola - Games and Fun - All kinds of fun activities to help you express your imagination.

Create Your Own Adventure - Fill in the blanks and create a funny story with you in it!

Cub Scouts - Fun and Games - Enjoy this arcade of online games, designed especially for Cub Scouts.

CyberChase Online - Companion site to CYBERCHASE, PBS’s new animated math adventure series, intended to foster math literacy and problem-solving skills. Play interactive games and crack challenging puzzles, meet the characters, and experience original adventures.

Destination Modern Art - Destination Modern Art has an interactive online gallery and offers an introduction to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and its affiliate, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. Look carefully at works of art and learn about artists and their techniques.

Dive to the Abyss - You have been selected to lead an important dive mission; you must explore the deep sea in a submersible. - Hog Busters Training Camp - Become Official Hog Busters by playing cool games and learn about saving energy.

Exploring the Science of Light - Has experiments and games to help kids learn about light.

Games - National Geographic for Kids - Play fun games like Recycle Roundup, Weather Word Search, Virtual Pet, and Baby Animal Memory. To try some of these activities, you need the latest version of Flash.

Geography Games - National Geographic Kids - Boost your knowledge of the world with the GeoBee Challenge, GeoSpy game and learn the continents with Copycat.

Georgia Aquarium - Kids Corner - Check out the variety of fun activities. Use the Animal Guide to learn more about many of the animals you will see when visiting the Aquarium so you can easily identify them. Print off cool coloring pages to decorate animals you will encounter, and learn more about the people who work with the animals on a daily basis.

Girls Only Interactive Self Esteem Zone - Self Esteem Fund Tools. Confront and conquer your biggest beauty hang-ups here.

Harry Potter Pronunciation Guide - Just how do you pronounce Hermione, anyway? What about Voldemort? This handy-dandy guide lets you hear how to pronounce many of the names from the Harry Potter books.

Highlights Magazine - Highlights Magazine has been around for kids for long time. It's packed full of stories and activities.

Journey to the Deep - Explore the oceans' habitats and encounter an array of marine animals as you venture from a familiar rocky shoreline to the weird waters of the deepest abyss.

Life On the Edge - You are Professor Newton Skylar. You miniaturise yourself and visit different zones along the coast - rocky shore, dunes and sandy beach.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Animals & Exhibits - Information about the award-winning exhibits and animals on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, including live web cams, information about ocean life and educational activities. - Let Mouthie take you into the MouthPower laboratory. Experiment to find the healthiest choices about food, tobacco, and cleaning habits. Explore the history of dentistry and the story of your own teeth! Then create your own poster about healthy mouth habits.

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood - Are you unsure about some ot the scary (violent) things you see on TV or read about? Make sure to talk about your concerns.

Music Around the World - Sesame Street Playlist - Learn with Grover and his global love for music. (Flash required)

Music Games - Play match games, a scavenger hunt, and try out the minuet mixer!

Music, Art and Creativity - Sesame Street Playlists - Browse and learn from different videos about art.

My First Garden - Students can learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places.

National Aquarium Exhibits - The Aquarium features hundreds of exhibits featuring more than 16,500 animals. Find out what's happening now.

Net Smartz Kids - Do you like to surf the net? Learn how to be safe and have fun while surfing the World Wide Web. Lots of games, too!

Open Ocean - Game - You are a fish. If you want to survive, you need to adapt. Will you live long enough to be the very best?

Operation Extermination - Join Vinny on this week's funny adventure into the insect world. See 3D comic strips and animation, meet the characters, and print coloring pages.

Otto the Auto in the Otto Club - Brought to you by the trusted traffic safety leaders of AAA, the Otto Club is filled with safety tips and advice, traffic safety-related guides, dozens of new links, and much, much more.

PBS Kids Go - At this fantastic website you can play with your favorite PBS characters! Check out lots of cool games or be a history detective!

People and Places - Sesame Street Playlists - Watch videos and learn about different people and places.

PestWorld for Kids: Learning Games - Mysterious and exciting, the world of pests challenges us to understand what attracts these animals to our homes and yards. Tackle the pest challenge with these learning games! - A cool site for kids from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Learn all about classical music and the different instruments that make it.

Playnormous - Play fun games, watch animation, and learn how to stay healthy.

Reading Planet - Reading is Fundamental - This site has read-along stories and songs help you with spelling and pronunciation. You can also learn about illustrators and authors.

Roald Dahl Website - With several trumpet choruses and the appearance of a few of his most beloved characters, visitors to the official Roald Dahl website are greeted in a fashion that befits one of the 20th century's most loved authors of creative and intelligent books for children. (Flash Player required)

Seussville - Playground - All kinds of fun games on this Dr. Seuss site.

Skeleton Jigsaws from the BBC - Imagine how hard it is to reconstruct animals from fossil bones where many of the pieces are broken up or lost. Try your luck with the jigsaws.

South Carolina Aquarium - Kids' Page - If you love science, animals, nature, and the South Carolina Aquarium, this place is for you! Learn more about sea turtles and watch them eat and check out Carly's Sea Star Captain's Log. - Where no two brains spark alike - this is a place where kids who learn differently can create awesome stuff, play games, connect with other kids and discover new ways to succeed in school and in life.

Summer Reading Buzz - Feed the Reader Meter by logging how many books you've read over the summer

Where's Waldo? - Think you know what Waldo is about and what he’s up to, where he’s been and where he’s going? Here’s where you can catch up on Waldo!

Zoboomafoo - Find out about this show for kids on PBS! This fun site has cool info on the characters, facts about animals, games, and coloring pages.

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Page Revised - 1/7/2009

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