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Best Reading Games for Boys

Boys learn differently than girls… and active girls learn differently than other girls!  There are certain subjects that these in-motion kids really don’t like to do.  Why?  Because sitting in one place doing something quietly can be very difficult for their active personalities!  So, how do we get math, reading, and spelling drilled into their little minds?  Here are some of the best reading games for boys to keep their bodies in motion while engaging their minds!

Reading Games for Boys

FREE: Reading Games for Boys:

  1. Turn into your child’s love of the ever-popular MineCraft and have them write Minecraft parodies!  Seriously, this fun idea from Kids activities blog will help improve their writing AND their reading!
  2. Because you can never have enough things to keep the kids occupied, be sure to check out our list of 15 sight word games for kids as well!
  3. The Detective’s Notebook will keep those boys reading (and deducing, Watson) while having so much fun they won’t even think of it as reading but simply as solving crimes!  This is an online interactive game that is FREE!
  4. Thomas is now 7 and he is still in love with StarFall!  He has been since he first started learning letters almost 4 years ago.  It has many levels and with the bright graphics, child-like voice, and funny sounds this website is right up a little boy’s alley!
  5. The Scott Foresman Reading Street Stick Game from Seusstastic will keep the boys entertained for a least a bit.
  6. What is the only thing better than MineCraft?  LEGOs!  Duh! 😉  Get the boys reading with LEGO bricks and really see this concept begin to stick!

More Reading Game Fun:

While not free, we all know that investing in our child’s education can’t have a price tag put on it!

  1. Click N Kids is a fun program to help your child learn to read, plus since it is online, the boys think it is a game! Save 5% Today on ClickN SPELL & ClickN READ
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  2. has over 3,000 educational activities to keep your kids actively learning!  Plus, you can get the first month free to try it out!
  3. Educational Insights Rockin’ Reading Comprehension Game
  4. ThinkFun What’s Gnu
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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.


  1. Great resources! We love Starfall too!
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  2. Great ideas!!!! And I love that you wrote duh! Cracked me up! :)
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  3. Pinning this one! So many fun ideas!

  4. And ABCmouse is free for all public school teachers in the US and Canada. I signed up my class and I prefer it to because it’s easier to control what they go on and personalize it.

  5. These are awesome ideas – I’m going to check out the Detective’s Notebook now!! Thanks for including our reading with Lego post! :)
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  6. These are great ideas. I have three boys too, so I’m sure that we will check them out!


  7. Sharing with my sister for one of her boys! I’d always heard boys learn differently than girls and this is another great post with some good ideas for her little guy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.
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  8. This is a fantastic post Kelli. Boys do learn differently than girls. These are great ideas.

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