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How to Create a Website for Kids

The Internet is no longer a place where only adults gather. So if your kids are spending time on the Internet, why not help them build their first website? It can prove to be a fun and safe way for them to have fun online.

Teaching children how to design their own website is a brilliant way to familiarize them with the web and encourage their interests in technology. Luckily, there are many free and low-cost DIY web services that require no previous experience and can become a great place for kids to start their first sites.

Please note that we’re talking about website builders for adults. Though they’re so intuitive that even kids can use them, they’re aren’t exclusively designed for children. But parents can use them to show how easy and fast building a website can be.

At this point, you will wonder whether there are niche site builders for kids. Frankly, we failed to find any decent services. We did find several web services labeled as ‘website builders for kids’, but when we registered we were more than disappointed. We’ve already discussed the subject of website builders for kids in this article.

Instead, we’ll show you some of the easiest website builders that you can use to teach your kids upload images, relink pages and create unique content.

Wix

Though Wix has no separate platforms for education, it is still a great place to show kids what it takes to build and publish a website. Wix’s editor is fun and very easy-to-navigate. Similar to the most part of such platforms, Wix allows for a visual way of website creation, thanks to its drag-and-drop/WYSIWYG editor. Its colorful control panel is easy-to-navigate – you’ll never get lost there.

Wix has a free version that never expires and also 5 paid plans starting at $4.50/mo.

Wix Website Builder for Kids

uKit

uKit is a great pick and alternative to Wix, as it provides a total What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get editing environment. From choosing a site template to specifying meta tags and re-ordering pages in the site menu – all is done in a visual interface that supports inline editing.

uKit Website Builder for Kids

With uKit, adding images, content blocks and widgets is a matter of drag-and-drop. If your kid knows how to use a computer mouse and type, he or she is more than capable to build a site with this web service. Children don’t need previous experience, and neither does the parent or adult helping them.

The smart wizard of uKit will take you through the steps to fill out the essential details of the site: contact info, portfolio images, and social media accounts among other content blocks. When completed, you just need to replace the placeholder text in the template and your website is ready to go live.

uKit is one of the most cost-effective options: for only $4/mo you will get a fully-functional website with the possibility to attach a custom domain name.

Weebly

Weebly is a great choice because it is not only very easy to use, but also has a separate version of the builder for education. With its help, teachers can easily create a classroom website and blog and help students create their own accounts. What’s more, teachers can accept home assignments online and manage students’ profiles.

But you don’t necessarily have to sign up for Weebly for education to show your kid how websites are being made. That version is reserved for teachers. Parents can equally benefit from the regular Weebly site builder.

Weebly is based on a drag-and-drop editor, which means you’ll be doing a lot of dragging, dropping and inline editing. Kids will love it. Of course, besides adding drag-and-drop elements to the page there are more complex actions, like adding a custom domain or configuring your blog settings. This is where your assistance is required.

Weebly Website Builder for Kids

The best thing about Weebly is that you can create a website with it for free and keep your account free as long as you need. Only when you decide to attach a custom domain and get more professional features, you’ll be asked to pay $8-25/mo.

Website ideas

To keep your kid engaged in website creation, build a meaningful website that he/she will have to update. For instance, use the site to show off your kid’s science project from start to finish, sports competition or hobby. Also, the website can serve as an artistic portfolio showcasing your kid’s interests and activities.

Work together to take images of his/her handmade goods or paintings, think up short descriptions for each photo, show how to create galleries, and add new site pages. Teach your kid how to blog. Blogging will give him or her a creative outlet and develop his/her writing skills further with every blog post.

When the site is ready, you may want to add extra goodies, depending on the capabilities of the chosen website builder. You can install a guestbook to allow visitors to say hello and leave feedback on the site, embed weather forecast or Quote of the day widget etc.

Kids Website Powered by uKit

The possibilities are enormous! Over time you may notice that your kid is comfortable updating the website and no longer needs your help.

Allowing your kids to create their own website, with appropriate supervision, increases their knowledge of web design, search engine optimization and other areas. Besides, you may learn a thing or two about web development yourself.

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  • rose

    fun school games

  • naren_me

    We are making plants

  • Chicane Stent

    Girl moments

  • KittyCatcute2000

    How do you make a web site
    I’m having a bit of trouble

  • Caytlin

    Hey do u know any completely free website builders?

    • Hi Caytlin, check out uCoz, Wix, Weebly and Zoho Sites.

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  • not me

    it is cool. I did not make my own name however I showed it to other people. They said it was amazing. They also asked me how did you know it?

  • not me

    I can’t believe I can make my own website my friend said

  • TeacherBen

    Hello! I’m a teacher and i’m looking for a way to allow my pupils to build their own websites. We’ve planned them out on PPt to get an understanding of buttons and links etc. All of these sites on here, however, require the children to log in with an email address. This isn’t something we can do. Any suggestions?

    • Hi, I don’t think there are any site builders allowing you to create sites without login info. Otherwise, how can you access your account? Emails are needed for security reasons as well. If someone’s locked out of the account, you can easily restore the password. If kids don’t have email addresses, you can create fake emails for them.

    • Grace Zhao

      They could use their parents or get their own. Thats why my parents let me get one. At least when i was in 4th grade.

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      Wonderful! So simple. Unfortunately, I found this article too late – I already found the answer on another service. I am sure at least once in your life you had to fill out a form. I use a simple service for forms filling. It definitely makes my life easier!

  • KattyKat Reynolds

    So what I’m understanding is that kids can make their own websites? I was interested in making an advice blog.

    • Yes, you’re right – kids can make their own websites by themselves. If you want to create something like advice blog you should point at uCoz or Wix website builders – both has a powerful blogging module.

  • Grace Zhao

    To me i think that Wix is the best. P.s Grace the kid was here

  • Wix is a great platform to make any kind of website. Not only for kids but also for any purpose. Online stores, blogs, portfolio, albums related site can be made with that platform. ..

  • Benjamin M. Lombardi

    There are many relevant themes in wordpress cms. WordPress is so easy to operate and you don’t have to know any kind of coding. Also the security matters and the security issue of wordpress is much strong.

    • Hi, Benjamin,
      Thanks for your comment.
      I can’t agree with you that WordPress needs no coding skills. Instead, if you are the beginner in website development, it may seem too hard to learn all features and options of that CMS.
      While some website builders like uKit, Wix or Weebly allow you to create a site without any coding knowledge.
      The question of security is a matter of dispute – using WordPress you are responsible for your website security by your own, while website builders have a powerful programming and support teams who looks on site safety at every turn.

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