Free Rice – A Site with a Purpose


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I’m so excited about a website our friends told us about last night.

It’s called Free Rice and it looks like this:

Free Rice Home Page

It’s great for your (older) kids, but don’t be surprised if you join in and try it, too. But be warned: it might be hard to stop.

Here’s how it works:

They give you a word and four other words beneath it. Then, you choose which of the four words most accurately defines or describes the first word. The site tracks each right answer and increases the degree of difficulty to keep you (or your kids) at the right level.

But here’s the best part: for each right answer, they’ll* donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

Wanna try it?

Just click the picture (below) or go to

Free Rice - A Site with a Purpose - for Your Kids!


*The rice is paid for by adverstisers/sponsors of the Free Rice website. So you don’t have to contribute a cent. It’s fun! Give it a try! And I’m not getting anything for telling you about it either. I just think it’s cool and worth a look!



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5 responses to “Free Rice – A Site with a Purpose

  1. You forgot to warn people how addictive it is. I was on that site for a whole week when I first came accross it.

    Came here via bloghopping.

  2. Thanks, BD. I just added something to that effect. I agree! It’s addictive!!

  3. (here I am)

    It is very auotgenetic in an iterative way.

    I have been hovering around level 40 (read that as 38) for a week now.


    [I couldn’t have said it better myself. 40, eh? Sweet!


  4. PG

    thanks for the heads up, that is pretty cool!

    [Sure, you’re welcome. And yeah, it really is cool & it’s really hard to quit playing!

    — bmgmom]

  5. I am obsessed with this site. it’s so fun. but I haven’t logged on in awhile. Thanks for reminding my I need to get back to my healthiest vice: FREE RICE

    [Oooh, yeah. If we have to have a vice, this is a pretty darned good one, right?

    — bmgmom]