5 typing games for kids that are both fun and free

Children are familiar with the digital world at an increasingly younger age than ever before. Although not every school teaches it anymore, knowing how to type is a crucial skill for everyone.

Free typing games for kids can help kids learn how to navigate a computer while practicing a valuable skill.

Educational websites like ABCYa, Typing.com, and Arcademics offer a variety of free typing games for kids that span difficulty levels and age ranges.

Stacking cups

For kids looking for a way to improve speed and accuracy, Cup Stacking is a typing game that helps practice typing fast. Kids can stack – and unstack – a collection of primary colored mugs. Watch out for the timer in the top left corner of tracking speed.

keyboard zoo

Designed for elementary school children, Keyboard Zoo first prompts users to choose a game based on letter names or letter sounds. The program encourages children to match the letters on the screen to the letters on their keyboard in this easy typing game.


owl planes

Choose your owl plane and go on a strike adventure flying through the sky, but only if every strike is correct. Kids will need both precision and speed to maneuver the planes through the air as new words appear at the bottom of the screen. But don’t look back, other planes piloted by owls are racing you to the finish.

Type-A-Balloon

Get ready to pop-pop-pop! Kids playing Type-A-Balloon can hone their typing skills by choosing a difficulty level (hard, medium, or easy) and lesson type, which can be the entire keyboard or specific areas.

Jungle Race

Kids can take their typing skills to the heart of the jungle with this fast-paced typing game that has animals racing behind the wheel of cars. Users can type their name and choose an animal for the race. How fast you move depends on hits and accuracy, so start those engines.

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