Hang out

Go on quests

Build worlds

Run a business

Automate everything

Program games

Make music


with friends

Recess is a daily online meet-up for homeschoolers, harnessing play to nurture meaningful connections and foster learning in a safe virtual world.

Weekly Cohorts

Kids can join a group that meets once a week to work on difficult collaborative challenges. Led by expert facilitators who guide the kids through games with a focus on design, strategy & engineering skills.

Awesome Events

Kids choose their own events from our marketplace. They can join to make games, participate in competitions, negotiate against AIs, meet famous youtubers, and more.

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Screenshot of kids meeting in Gathertown

Recess Social

A safe social platform to kids to connect and play together. Moderated by trained facilitators. In Recess, kids make all the decisions.

Screen time you can feel great about


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Daniel M.
9yo in Recess

“I like Recess because I can make new friends and meet up with them every day and play all sorts of different games. ”

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Annie A.
Mom of 12yo in Recess

"My son looks forward to Recess every day. He's made some of his best friends at Recess and it fills an important gap for our family. Not to mention he's traded some of his Roblox time for Chess and building in Minecraft. The guides are amazing and they really look out for your kids. "

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Laura K.
Mom of 12yo in Recess

"Engaging with fellow gamers who share his passion for Minecraft has not only brought him joy but also nurtured his social interactions and problem-solving abilities.  I particularly value the presence of responsible adults who oversee the group sessions, actively reengaging Charlie whenever he encounters frustration or veers off course, and encouraging him to try new things."

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Matthew F.
9yo in Recess

"For everything from automating production lines in Factorio to exploring caves in Terraria, I've found awesome people to go on adventures with."

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Julina S.
Mom of 9yo in Recess

"I really am impressed with everyone and the activities you provide. My son said that Recess is the best thing that’s ever happened to him!"

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Mike M.
Dad of 9yo in Recess

"My son made his first scratch game during Recess. Then, one of the guides helped him host the game inside Recess so other kids could play it. He lit up from seeing friends play his game, and he's been building in Scratch ever since."



$18 per kid/month
✔ Access to Recess
Try Recess+ for free
2 weeks Recess+ free. Then, pick your plan. No credit card required.


$98 per kid/month
✔ Access to Recess
✔ Unlimited Events (including cohorts, AI coding hackathons, competitions, build challenges & more)
Early Bird Discount!
Try Recess+ for free
2 weeks Recess+ free. Then, pick your plan. No credit card required.