Medical and Health Games for Kids and Teens!
Learning can be tough, but there are many different ways to learn about the body, health and safety outside of the classroom. Many groups and organizations provide games and activities for kids to help make learning fun and interactive. Learning outside of the classroom can also help kids to understand lessons taught in a school and apply those lessons to their everyday life. Check out the following educational games and enjoy learning!
All About the Body
- How Well Do You Know Your Anatomy? – Use this interactive anatomy game, provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, to learn more about the body and test your anatomy knowledge.
- A Journey into the Human Ear – An educational activity that teaches what happens to sound when it enters our ears. Presented by the Nobel Organization.
- B Positive – A matching game from the American Red Cross to help students learn to identify matching blood types.
- Blood Typing – Hurry, people in the emergency room need your help to figure out what type of blood they will need. Use your knowledge of blood types to help them. Provided by the Nobel Organization.
- Brainy Game – The Nobel Organization’s Split Brain game teaches about the human brain and the chemicals in the brain. Check it out!
- Tooth be Told – An educational, interactive game from the American Dental Association on the truth about dental health.
- Discover Your Healthy Smile – The National Museum of Dentistry and the ADA present Mouth Power, a website for kids learning about dental health and hygiene.
- Skintastic! – An informational game with games all about skin. Follow Sammy the Skin Cell and learn more! By the American Academy of Dermatology.
- Gene Genius – Follow Michael as he learns about genetics in this game from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The Double Helix & DNA – Learn about the double helix, what makes up human DNA and what we are made of; from the Nobel Organization.
- Meet the Scrub Club – The American Red Cross presents the NSF Scrub Club, teaching kids all about staying clean and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
- How My Body Works – An interactive activity from KidsHealth that teaches how different body functions are carried out.
Health and the Nutrients We Need
- Be One with B1 – An interactive educational game by the Nobel Organization about the B1 vitamin, where we can find it and why it is so important for our bodies to get enough of this vitamin.
- Make Milk Matter – A collection of games and activities all about milk and how it works to help our body stay strong.
- Cool Stuff About Food – A kid’s page from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about eating healthy and staying active.
- BFF! – Best Bones Forever (BFF) is a great page for girls about bone health and the importance of calcium.
- Blast Off with the Food Pyramid – This spacey nutrition game by the USDA helps to teach kids about the importance of healthy foods as part of a daily diet.
- Know Your BMI – A body mass index calculator to help kids understand and put into practice a plan for healthy living.
- Spot the Block – An interactive game for tweens and teens to help them learn about food nutrition labels.
- Kidnetics – A great website for kids with information on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Nutrition Café – The Pacific Science Center offers tons of games and activities for kids about healthy foods and nutrition.
- Nutrition Exploration – The National Dairy Council has great games about nutrition and how to make dairy a part of your diet.
- Fruit and Veggie Color Champions – The Produce for Better Health Foundation presents different fruit and vegetable characters, each with importance lessons about what produce can bring to a healthy diet.
- Apples to Zucchini – Tons of kid-friendly online and printable activities about fruits and vegetables, provided by the Urban Programs Resource Network.
- Where Your Food Comes From – Learn about where some of your favorite foods come from with this interactive game from the University of Illinois.
Get Serious about Safety
- Blood Donation – Hospitals and emergency services always need blood donations. Play this American Red Cross donor game and tag as many blood donors as you can to keep the supplies up.
- Kidd’s Safety Page – Hang out with Kidd Safety and learn about staying safe in different types of situations, including playground safety and awesome brain busters. Brought to you by The Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Test Your Safety Know-How – A selection of Interactive quizzes for kids and their parents about safety by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Test your knowledge today and se what you know about being safe.
- Fight Bac – Fight off bacteria with the Food Detectives game from the Partnership for Food Safety Education.
- Take a Ride, Fight Bacteria – Hop in the Food Safety Mobile and strike back at bacteria. This is a great game for young learners, provided by the Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Services.
- Food Safety for Kids – Online activities to help kids learn more about the importance of food safety, provided by the FDA.
- Get Excited about Eye Safety – Learn all about your eyes and how to protect them. The National Eye Institute shares fun and educational eye safety tips and activities for kids.
Learn More About Drugs and Alcohol
- Brain + Weed Knowledge Test – Do you know what marijuana does to the brain? Above the Influence invites kids and teens to test their knowledge of the effects of pot on the brain.
- Sara Bellum’s Drug Effects Quest – Follow Sara Bellum on her quest to learn about the harmful effects of drugs on the brain. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides helpful information for kids, teens and adults.
- Building a Healthy Future – An assortment of online games for younger children, including music games, feelings games and healthy foods games. Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
- D.A.R.E Games – Dare to learn about the dangers of drug use with these online games and activities.
- D.A.R.E. Coloring Book – These D.A.R.E. coloring pages provided by the San Diego Police Department of Crime Prevention and Education help kids learn about drugs and how to avoid them.
Diseases: Information, Research & Treatments
- Mosquito Madness – This game provided by the Nobel Organization helps to teach kids about the dangers of mosquito bites that can lead to Malaria.
- Insect Matching Game – Don’t let bug bites ruin your summer! The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology helps to prepare you for bug bites with this matching game.
- ECG and Heart Health – What is an ECG? The Nobel Organization provides information about how an ECG is used to diagnose heart conditions.
- The Magnetic Miracle – Check out this page from the Nobel Organization with information on MRI technology and how it is used to diagnose many different problems.
- HIV & AIDS – Test your knowledge of HIV and AIDS with this online quiz provided by the International HIV & AIDS Charity.
- Beat the Common Cold – An online quiz to test your knowledge of the common cold. Do your best to test your health knowledge and beat the common cold!
- Toxin “Bugs” – A game by the national Institute of Health, teaching kids about germs and red blood cells.