Make Your Own

This table shares some resources we've found to help teachers make games using their own content. Want to use a game with your students, but can't find exactly what you need? One of these tools may be right for you! If you have similar tools to share, add them in the "comments" section on the bottom of this page.


Content Generator

These Flash games are available for licensed purchase (fees are low). You can add any questions you want, and students will interact with these fun games as they go. Check out these samples:


Hot Potatoes

These javascript-based games are now available as freeware (free software!).
 The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source.


This easy to use website allows you to create simple quizzes and games. It also acts as an interactive community, with other teachers sharing the games they've created so that you can use them with your students as well. Here are some samples of the types of games available:

Class Tools

This website features many kinds of customizable tools for your classroom, including their
arcade game generator. It's very easy to use. Simply fill in your questions and answers, and then use that same material to generate multiple games.