10 Fun & Free Typing Games For Kids

Recently updated on October 30th, 2023 at 11:37 am

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In today’s digital world, it is important for kids to be able to type. However, learning to type can be difficult and typing skills can only be developed through practice. We have compiled a list of 10 free online typing games for kids that will keep their fingers moving.

10 Fun & Free Online Typing Games For Kids:

1. Dance Mat Typing

Dance Mat Typing by BBC helps kids identify where the letters on the keyboard are located.

Your kids will fist learn about the “home row” keys (A, S, D, F, G, H, J, K, L). With some fun animated animals, children will then advance to the next level where they will learn about the other alphabet rows.

In the final level, they will be shown how to make capital letters by holding down the “shift” key.

They will also be introduced to other symbols like slash, period and apostrophe.

This is a good game for beginner kids to learn the proper hand positioning on the keyboard. It’s a very important typing skill to learn because their initial hand positioning on the keyboard will be hard-to-break once a habit is formed.

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2. The Typing of the Ghosts

This online typing game is more suitable for older children who already know how to type but would like to practice speed.

The purpose of the game is to type the words that come on the screen as fast as possible so the ghost in the background doesn’t catch them. They will be able to type more words per minute by playing this game.

Kids will be given five lives in total, each ghost is capable of taking the lives if kids type slowly.

Since the game involves some ghost characters it can be scary for some children. Hence, do check it out before letting your child play this game. The last thing we want is for them to have typing nightmares.

If you have an older kid who’s already pretty good at typing but just wants to get faster, this is the game for him.

The objective of The Typing of the Ghosts is to type the words that appear on the screen fast enough so that the ghosts in the background don’t approach you.

You’re given five lives in total, but each ghost is capable of taking one away if you aren’t fast enough. Warning: This game might be a bit scary for some kids. Check it out yourself first.


3. Keyboard Climber 2

This is a fun monkey typing game. There’s a monkey stuck at the bottom of a cave and kids can help the monkey jump by knowing the letters that pop on the screen.

Each time they key in the correct letter, the monkey gets bananas. If they get it wrong, a coconut falls on the monkey and they must repeat the level.

It is an awesome game for younger children who are new to alphabet. There is no timer involved in this game, so children can take their time to type in the letter.

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4. Alpha Munchies

This is an alien online typing game theme for children. The purpose of the game is to shoot aliens before they steal your things ( for example, your lunch).

In this game, shooting is done by typing letters that come on each alien.

This game is suitable for elementary-age children who are new to the alphabet.

It is also suitable for children who want to practice typing faster. There are different levels of difficulties kids can choose from.

Alpha Munchies is a game inspired by Atari’s Space Invaders. The point is to shoot the little pixel aliens before they hit the blocks protecting you and your items (in this case, your lunch). But in this version, you need to shoot them by typing the letters that appear above each alien.

Alpha Munchies is perfect for elementary-age students learning the alphabet, but it is also great for older kids wanting to speed up their typing (you can pick the difficulty level).


5. Type-a-Balloon

As the name suggests, type the letter that appears on the balloon before it pops. Kids will be given four lives, and each time they type the wrong letter they lose a point.
This game is fun for children of all ages. It can even be a fun game to play with the family.


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6. KeyMan

KeyMan is the typing version of Pac-Man. It follows the same concept.

Move Key-Man through the maze and eat all the dots before the ghosts catching you.

However, in this game kids will be using letters to navigate through the game instead of arrow keys. Each time you make a move the letter changes. This online typing game is really fun and loved by most kids.


7. Type Type Revolution

If your kids love dancing and typing then this is the perfect game for them.

The purpose of the game is to hit the right letters each time it appears on the top row. Children can choose up to 10 songs to dance to.

The game not only teaches the alphabets but also recognition skills.

This game is more suitable for older children who are familiar with the keyboard and would like to build on their muscle memory by learning to type without looking at the keyboard.


8. Typing Ninja

In this game, your kids are like a Ninja that cuts fruits by typing the letter.

They can slice and chop their way through each letter.

There are different levels of difficulty in this game. Hence, suitable for all ages. And yes, this game is best played on the computer rather than the iPad.


9. Typing Chef

It is the typing version of Mater Chef. You can move up the kitchen jobs by keying in the words that comes on the screen.

Initially, you start at the lowest level which is scrubbing dishes, then you type the words to keep moving up the kitchen ladder.

The game focuses on speed, hence it is best for children looking to improve typing speed.

Playing as an apprentice under the watch of a master chef, the objective here is to move your way up to different kitchen jobs by typing the words that appear on the screen.

You start off by scrubbing dishes, typing the words that you see on the rising bubbles before they reach the top of the screen. But you have to be quick—you only have five lives!

This typing game is best for older kids looking to improve their typing speed.


10. Typing Pilot

Fly Fly Fly High!! Your children can become a pilot using this typing game.

The purpose of the game is to reach the destination by typing in the words. It is even suitable for beginner level children where they can choose from just home row typing, bottom row or top row.


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Parven founded Kids N Clicks after obtaining her MSc in Corporate Governance from the London School of Economics. She worked as a business studies and digital marketing lecturer. Internet Matters recognizes her profound knowledge of online safety, dubbing her an Internet safety expert. At Kids N Clicks, Parven keeps abreast of the newest apps. Drawing from her teaching background, she fervently promotes screen-free activities for students and encourages introspective thinking through journaling, games and writing prompts.

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