How to play

  1. Click on the right answer in the middle of this page.
  2. If you get it right, you get a harder question. If you get it wrong, you get an easier question.
  3. For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance…


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Freerice Free For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to help end hunger.


January 30, 2015

This is a great site to use in a 1:1 classroom. My students like playing and competing against one another. We formed class groups and each class competed to see who could donate the most rice per week. I love that they have added new categories.

Ellen – You can create a group and have students join the group to track their progress.

Technology Teacher
April 24, 2014

Use this app when students have completed their work

Online English and Biology Teacher
September 12, 2012

This is a great website for students who love challenges. It helps them improve and enrich their vocabulary, and is more fun than traditional flashcards. As an English teacher, I use to prepare students for various English proficiency tests that require a good vocabulary. As it offers questions pertaining to various levels of learning, I can use it with students from Grade7th to Grade12th. The best thing about the site is that it helps develop socially responsible individuals, which, I believe, should be the main aim of education. Students know that they are helping some hungry child by playing (or working) on Freerice, and this gives them greater satisfaction. I would recommend to all students.

Humanities Teacher
September 1, 2012

I use as a SAT/PSAT prep tool. Most students need to improve vocabulary, and this is a great alternative to basic flashcard drills. I love for many reasons. First of all, students at all different learning levels (remedial, regular, accelerated) can play successfully. is not only fun, but it also helps people. It is a great way to show students how they can be good global citizens. Most students love the competitve aspect of the game and work to achieve the highest score in the class.

September 1, 2012

I have put a Freerice widget on a blog I created for my students. It is a great way to engage them in a vocabulary activity and at the same time get them involved in discussions concerning hunger and helping others. It seems amazing to see them try to perform better when they see rice falling into the basket than if it were simply points. The fact that the vocabulary is often repeated is a good way to raise their self confidence and revise.

Apart from the game factor, raising awareness of problems such as hunger and discovering that there are solutions is for me one of the greatests advantages of using sites like Freerice in my lessons. Teaching English does not only mean teaching words and grammar. A teacher is a teacher.

August 31, 2012

A great game! It helps you to develop your vocabulary. In addition, each correct answer earns 10 grains of rice that are donated to the United Nations World Food Program. Students in a class would enjoy improving their vocabulary while helping others. On the site, they display the top players of the game for the week. A teacher could have this game as a choice in a center. The teacher could ask student to record their scores on a chart or graph. The information could form the basis of a lesson.

Middle school Language Arts Teacher
August 30, 2012

This web site is wonderful for those students that are fast workers and say "what do I do now?" Many love the ability to compete with the game so to speak and test their smarts! Students love the fact that their work or play (depending on how you look at it) is helping others through the "free rice" donations!

I use the computer lab often for drafting, revising, and editing full length composition pieces, so this web site is a great filler that is not just a waste of time and resources!

August 30, 2012

This is a great humanitarian way to use a little downtime in a way that benefits others. I like to have it in the bookmark tab of the web browser in the student computer lab. If they finish work early, they can work. The ability to practice vocabulary in other languages is nice, but it could be more advanced. I used to play this a couple of years ago when I had a sinecure and I noticed that they have added quite a few more subjects.

August 30, 2012

Students love because they feel like they are helping others. I love because students are enthusiastic about practicing their vocabulary skills. I try to develop a freerice assignment once or twice a quarter. For example, I'll hold a competition and ask students to submit screen shots with their progress and keep a leader board for a week tracking which students have donated the most grains of rice. I highly recommend this website.

ESL Teacher
August 25, 2012

I have used this as an extra-credit activity for students who have completed their work early. The gaming nature of it is very engaging, especially for self-directed competitive students. It is easy to use.

My only complaint is that I would like a teacher view to see how my students are doing. It would be great to track their progress.