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Here are lots of un-rude web playgrounds for kids of all ages -- entertaining sites that will inspire, teach and please children without rude, crude, or violent content...

...plenty of bugs here, and dinosaurs,  space, weird science, brain teasers, puzzles, volcanoes, crimestoppers and safety, answers to everyday questions, endangered animals, galactic mobile, space nose, and lots of other fun and yucky stuff...

Kudos to the Yuckiest Site on the Internet. From worm world and roach world, to barfing, blackheads and the Yucky Labs with creepy crafts, revoltin' recipes, icky experiments, and highly unusual activities -- as delightfully gross as they come!

The Thinking Fountain from the Science Museum of Minnesota is brimming with activities, galleries, and surprises, plus an imagination-stirring A to Z index of ideas that include air-blown artwork of young artists to whirling wonders and zoo worms.

Here’s a real dinosaur find:  Paleontology made simple, maps of ancient earth, fossil photos, geologic ages of earth, dinosaurs from Aachenosaurus to Zuniceratops, plus gazillions of dino links

This site is recommended by the French, English, Austrailian, Canadian and American National Education Authorities, Yahoo, AOL, Lycos, and on and on.  With games, coloring pages, puzzles, songs, stories, and more, it’s a kid’s goldmine.

The Univ. of Kentucky makes bugs fun – with insect-themed food like Ant Treats, Fly-in-the-Batter Cookies, Caterpillar in a Cocoon, and Spider Cake. There’s also insect stories, mystery bug, make your own compound eye, paper mache insects, and even bugquotes and riddles.

Created by kids for kids, this phenomenal site provides Kids’ Lightning Information and Safety in English, Spanish and Swahili, with an introduction also in French, and parts of the site soon to be in Chinese.  Kid power at its finest!

NASA Just for Kids:  Learn why sticky food is better than crumbly food for astronauts in space, build a mountain and make a topographic map of it, make a galactic mobile, get a space nose, make asteroid potatoes, and share your genius with others.

Your tax dollars put to good use -- the CIA’s Kid Page:  youngsters can try a disguise, check out the canine corps, try the geography quiz, break the code, and there are even aerial reconnaissance photography pigeons!

Funbrain has a great game where your mind is your map...called "Where is That?" There's lots more fun stuff, too!

At this USDA science site for kids, “Science knows no boundaries.” Look for leeches in Nepal, a few good bugs in Australia, a Costa Rican fossil is alive and shoots “goo”, see Mars with a microscope, galaxies of snowflakes, weird science, and plenty of ideas for science fair projects, too!

With over 250 zoos from Abilene, Texas, to the Zoo Zurich in Switzerland, here's a wealth of zoo tours, animal stuff and swell adventures, plus zoo games, zoo cams, and hints on taking great zoo pictures!

Twig Walkingstick provides the answers to questions about everyday things like why do I sweat, why is celery crunchy, how do birds learn their songs, what is nit-picking (yuk) what’s slime mold (yuk) and other cool stuff.

Ranger Rick’s Kids Zone at the National Wildlife Federation lets you match the footprints to the animal, quiz yourself, find wacky wildlife stories, and play games like Jellyfish Jumble, Toxic Gobble and more.

FBI Kids (K to 5th grade) and Youth (6th thru 12th grade) Pages:  Kids can disguise the special agent undercover, learn about working dogs, play games, learn safety tips like child abduction and web safety, follow the history of the FBI, take the Special Agent challenge, follow a case through the FBI labs and more. 

Hundreds of brainteasers and riddles await here, as does a look at the human brain in a 3D video tour of the Brain’s Inner Workings, and a movie and quiz to learn more about YOUR brain!

The Univ. of Idaho Cooperative Extension's Kidspace Art is a "fun place for kids and adults to learn together."  Design, problem solving, imagination on the go, storytelling, and lots of drawing and painting activities here.

Knock at the Kids’ Door at Volcano World for volcano legends, volcano art gallery, school project ideas, virtual field trips, and even a volcano quiz.

Animal lovers will love games like Shapeshifter, Save the Sea Turtle, Build a Dinosaur, and Speak CrocodilianAnimal Planet provides lots of games and interactive fun including snapshots of rare animals from around the world.

Here's a site for junior fish and wildlife biologists -- the kids corner at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It offers information about endangered and threatened species, how kids can help, plus creature features, risky critters game and more.

For junior archaeologists, the Univ. of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology offers fun and games with Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Babylonian Cuneiform, discovering a past life, ancient mystery objects, and custom-made museum postcards.

Smithsonian Magazine presents the Kids’ Castle where the young and the curious can journey to the South Pole, see the Hope Diamond or sunspots, learn about Painted Ladies in space, and get Matt and Maynerd’s view of the world.

McGruff the Crime Fighting Canine – Offers games like bike safety, silly and dangerous things, “what if” games, and also tips on how to deal with a bully!

A kids' dental site that's fun?  You bet!  Dr. C's Fun-N-Games site includes a free fun-filled activities book, there's smile and Tooth Fairy clipart, Tooth Fairy maze, and Smile Stories like Mouthopolis from the Canadian Dental Assoc., Frogwart and the Tooth Fairies, and the Smile Stones from Melbourne, Australia.

In this stressful world we live in, sometimes kids need to unwind, too.  So in addition to games, sing-alongs, poetry and brainteasers, the National Institute of Environmental Health Science Kid Pages also have jokes and humor because “laughing is good for you!

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