On rainy days or when you need some downtime, why not keep the little ones occupied with a game? Here are some free Xbox and PlayStation games for kids!
We’ve covered some great free games on PlayStation and Xbox already — but what about games geared toward young kids? While most are geared towards older kids or adults, there are a few Xbox games or PS4 and PS5 games out there for the little ones — and that’s just what you need to keep them occupied on rainy days when no one feels like a movie or you can’t go out hiking. Or, you know, when you just need something to keep them engaged while you take a little downtime for yourself.
Ready to find a great new game? Jump on Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus and read below — we’ve rounded up a few your kids will like. Best of all, they’re free!
Want to get the kids started on retro gaming young? This is the title for you. It features a collection of classic arcade games like Block Block, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Puzzle Fighter, and more. Some games might be a little advanced for the youngest players — but there is so much to choose from that everyone in the family will find something! It’s available for PS4 and Xbox One.
Recommended for players six and up, Astro’s Playroom is a fun platform for PlayStation that comes from the team who created The Playroom and Astro Bot Rescue Mission. It combines the high-tech haptic feedback capabilities of the PS5 controller with plenty of references to lore from PlayStation history, making it a game that veteran gamers and the little ones alike will enjoy.
If you’re looking for highly rated free Xbox and PlayStation games, try this game. Rec Room lets you and the kids play various games together, create your own games, dress up avatars, and more. There’s a lot going on with this one. The Maker Pen, which is an in-game tool, lets players decorate their own rooms that they can invite other players to later. It’s on most platforms, too, so you’ll find it for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Got a house full of Frozen fans? This is a puzzle game rated for everyone. It offers Bejeweled-style gameplay where you match pieces to throw snowballs and progress through levels, which is something that any Frozen-obsessed kid will love. It’s available free on Xbox One.
This one is a cool twist on Bejeweled-style matching games. Rather than matching rows or chunks of matching tiles, in Hexic, you match patterns to earn upgraded pieces. Upgrade your pieces enough to earn coveted black pearls, which are what you need to win the game. It’s available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
You know what makes a great game even better? A snack to munch on while you play plus something to wash it down. Get some ideas for healthy snacks here — and don’t forget to check your weekly Save mailer for coupons and deals on everything you need to satisfy the munchies.