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14 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills

Posted by on September 18, 2015

1183938_stylized_mouseI repost this article every September because I get so many requests for mouse resources for those youngest keyboarders. Enjoy!

One of the most important pre-keyboarding skills is how to use the mouse. The mouse hold is not intuitive and if learned wrong, becomes a habit that’s difficult to break. Here are some images to assist you in setting up your newest computer aficionados:

Here are 16 websites student will enjoy, including 4 for adults new to computers:

Mouse Skills

  1. Bees and Honey
  2. Mouse and tech basics–video
  3. Mouse practice—drag, click
  4. Mouse skills
  5. Mouse Song
  6. Wack-a-gopher (no gophers hurt in this)


  1. Digipuzzles–great puzzles for geography, nature, and holidays
  2. Jigsaw puzzles
  3. Jigzone–puzzles
  4. Jigsaw Puzzles–JS


  1. Mousercize
  2. Mousing Around
  3. Mouse exercises
  4. Skillful Senior

If you’re looking for more, Internet4Classrooms has a long list you might like, and these fun sites from

More on mouse skills:

Dear Otto: Should Lefties Use Right Hands for Mousing Around

Tech Tip #61: How to Get Youngers to Use the Right Mouse Button

Dear Otto: Should I fix ‘Thumb clicking’?



Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.


Updated 4-24-16

2 Responses to 14 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills

  1. Holly

    I struggle with teaching my incoming Kindergarten students mouse skills at the beginning of each year. I am new to your blog and was thrilled to run across this list of websites to teach these skills to my kindergarten kids!

    • Jacqui

      These are great websites to teach mouse skills. A really popular one with K’s is puzzles. Just be sure to remind them that they’re practicing drag-drop. Thanks for dropping by!

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