Back Pack Games provides high quality games from around the web which are categorized according to educational standards by grade level, and many are aligned with Common Core Standards. Our games help students practice Math, Science, Problem Solving, and Vocabulary Skills. Play learning games online with your students for free.

Educational Philosophy

At Backpack Games we believe in the power of experiential education. While technology can never replace the need for teachers and parents as the main driving force of education, games can provide a hands on way for students to take their skills for a test drive. Additionally, good games are highly engaging and can be a strong motivator for learning.

Educational Goal

Backpack Games collects flash games from around the web that develop STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). What does that mean at the elementary school level? We offer games that focus on Math, Science, and Problem Solving skills as well as Vocabulary – reading and communication are vital to learning, especially within STEM. Games are searchable by Subject, Cognitive Development skills, Game Genre, Grade Level, and Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, so teachers can find exactly what they’re looking for.

Target Audience

Backpack Games offers games that are appropriate for students in grades 3-8. While many of our games are appropriate for all ages (adults included!) we focus on our core goals in order to provide the best experience possible to our users.


All games on the site are free to play. We plan to offer a Plus version that will offer advanced features for teachers such as the ability to assign specific games to students, and track what students are playing. Let us know if you would be interested in being part of the Beta test of the Plus version when it’s available.