GPB KIDS is home to safe, fun online games for kids. You can see read-along kid songs with Readeez and Matheez, learn early Spanish with Salsa, and explore Dinoventures with Professor Ridley, paleontologist and kids’ games host extraordinaire!
Professor Ridley’s newest game is Color Contraption. Young children can explore early science skills and practice their colors at a dinosaur toy factory. There is a great tutorial for parents to use in explaining colors and how they are combined to create new colors. Once you’re feeling good about what you’ve learned on primary and secondary colors and the color wheel, head into the game and put your new knowledge to practice.
Don’t worry if you make a mistake; you can keep trying colors until you get it right. Try out the game with your kid and let us know what you think. You can get a preview of the game* in the demonstration video below:
*Dinoventures are built in Flash, so they do not work on iPod, iPad, or iPhone devices.