My kids started playing the online game Free Realms and it looked fun, so I joined, too. There are lots of fun options for the characters, mine are on the right. This might help your kid with those summer, “I’m bored!” complaints. The game is free to play and there is plenty for everyone to do. If you pay about five dollars a month, it opens up even more to do, but there is plenty to do without spending that money. The graphics on the game are great and the game is safe for kids. There is an option to record the gameplay and the kids might have fun using Movie Maker to make a music video for their character. Free Realms is constantly adding new things to the games to keep it interesting and they always have special holiday levels and quests. Last Holloween they had a special battle with the Pumpkin Prince and a cute skeleton disguise that was fun. You can watch the video I threw together of Halloween 2009 on Free Realms below and the official trailer. Read more about the game here.