Once upon a time, you could come home from school, hop onto your favorite online game account and play all evening without a care in the world. Whether you choose to admit it or not, overwhelming nostalgia towards these classic games could lead you to spend countless hours playing them again.
Not only can you cuddle with these adorable stuffed animals at night, you can also care for them virtually. Webkinz allows you to style your pets with clothes from the KinzStyle outlet, play with them in the arcade, concoct delicious recipes in your blender and even take them to school at the Kinzville Academy. Webkinz has you checking in on a daily basis to complete those legendary once-a-day chores: mining for gems, playing Wheel of Wow, playing Wishing Well 2 and collecting gifts!
2. Cool Math
Contrary to the name, Cool Math has plenty of games unrelated to math. This site was best for tricking teachers and parents into thinking we were investing our time someplace educational, but we all knew that Parking Mania 2 didn’t require the slightest bit of math. Luckily, some games, including Lemonade Stand and Coffee Shop, helped develop some business skills starting at a young age!
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Some teachers would let you play Funbrain if you played the math arcade, but they weren’t always watching. Addition and subtraction could hardly compare to Mighty Guy, so you would just open a new tab with the fun arcade and minimize it when they walked by. Sometimes, you would race with your friends to see who could complete the game paths first. Fortunately, the winner would always share their password with their friends so everyone could revel in the victory!
Less popular and severely underrated, Fantage is a virtual world where you can play games, participate in fashion shows and float around aimlessly on the hoverboard of your choice.
5. Club Penguin
The ability to waddle around and wave to fellow, colorful penguins made Club Penguin one of the most intriguing games on the Internet. Earning a large salary from Pizzatron 3000 to go buy more Puffles to keep in your igloo was certainly the way to live life.
6. Disney Channel
Why stick to watching your favorite shows on TV when you could interact with them online too? Disney Channel’s website has games for every TV show, and it’s up to you to help your favorite character accomplish their goal!
7. PBS Kids
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Although PBS kids shows are for younger children, the online games certainly spanned over a larger age range.
8. Nick Jr.
On the more girly side, Stardoll is a site where you can makeover your character, design your own fabric and clothes and sell them for stars to buy other users’ creations! It may sound simple and shallow, but Stardoll allows you to explore your creative endeavors.
Poptropica remains a popular game that appeals to all children, and each of the various islands keep you playing for hours until you finally solve the mystery. From Greek Mythology to Spy Island, there’s nothing that Poptropica doesn’t have.
11. Cartoon Network
A network known for its timeless popularity, Cartoon Network boasts a plethora of activities stemming from classic shows from Adventure Time to Teen Titans. Each game enlists the player to help the protagonists of the show accomplish their varying goals, drawing the player further into the cartoon universe.