Power Point Games for Kids

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Power Point Games for Kids
You can download educational games and use them in PowerPoint. (little computer specialist image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.com)

If you're seeking a way to keep children entertained and help them learn at the same time, consider a PowerPoint game. In today's computerised society, parents and teachers struggle to create engaging projects that will help kids learn. PowerPoint, a presentation software program offered by Microsoft as part of its Office Suite, is a natural choice for educational games because of the animation and interactive files it can create. Many web sites offer pre-formatted PowerPoint games for download to home computers. These programs teach math, science and communication skills and also have history, music and art components.

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<p>ElaineFitzgerald.com offers a number of "Jeopardy-style" games in the PowerPoint format. Games from this site provide a learning environment for students ranging from fifth to eighth grade. Among the subjects included are fractions, geometry and Louisiana. The site offers games for download or a generalised template that allows you to create a program using your own specifications. Once downloaded, alterations can be made to provide children with different questions that award points for correct answers.

Fayette County Schools

Fayette County Schools is the public website created by the educational department in Fayette County, Tennessee. The site, located at teach.fcps.net, provides games for use with PowerPoint. Games feature styles such as Hollywood Squares, Pyramid, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Undercover. Designed for the elementary school level child, these files cover a variety of subjects. The Science section features educational material for ecosystems, science vocabulary, plants and general studies. Also available are games for music and art. Click a link to download a game to your hard drive. You may then open the file in your PowerPoint program. Also available for download are templates for Undercover, Jeopardy 1 and Hollywood Squares. The template files provide you with the format and you supply the questions.

English Fun Games (ESL)

English Fun Games (also known as ESL) features PowerPoint games designed with kids in mind. This site offers a number of PowerPoint templates that allow you to create games for children of any school level. Games feature styles for Jeopardy Betting, Olympic Jeopardy Betting, Taboo Hot Seat, and hidden picture. Separate template files found offer study for body parts, action verbs, farm animals and months of the year. Pre-formatted templates will engage kids of all ages and grade levels. Games are free for download and can be found at eslgamesworld.com.

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