D&D 5e for kids: A list of awesome adventures, hacks, and rewrites!
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D&D 5e for kids from one-shots adventures to campaigns
My goal with this D&D 5e adventures for kids list is to provide you with some kid-friendly and kid-focused options for bringing D&D into your homes or classrooms. There’s a variety of recommendations in the list that include both one-shots adventures and campaigns to run with your kids or class.
There are a ton of kid-friendly tabletop RPGs out there that aren’t D&D, but it’s also OK to play what you are familiar with and share that with the kids in your life. At the same time, a lot of caretakers may have concerns about introducing fighting or scary encounters or complicated mechanics from D&D to their children.
I’m hoping this list helps you to find some balance between the system you want to play (in this case, D&D 5e) and you and your kid’s needs.
Disclaimer, recommendations, and corrections for these D&D 5e games for kids:
Unless I did a review (links to these are on the right side of the list), I am going off of the author’s information about kid-friendliness and mechanics compatibility, so please make sure to also review the materials yourself before reading directly to your kids. D&D, in general, can contain some material that not everyone wants to introduce to their kids, so it is important for each caretaker to make their own judgement as well. I review games regularly (from here and my general games list) to give you as much info as I can to make judgements going in, so check back regularly for more info (the monthly newsletter is a great way to stay caught up!)
If you have recommendations for additional D&D 5e adventures for kids to add or if you see a correction is needed, please contact me through the site’s contact form. I am happy to make updates and want all my information to be correct. I’m specifically looking for D&D 5e one-shot and D&D 5e campaign suggestions that are geared at kids or work for all ages as they are written (without modification).
For recommendations, this list’s goal is to have D&D 5e adventures and rewrites that were made specifically for kids or for all-ages (i.e. with the intent of being accessible to both children and adults) versus games made for adults that one could say they have played with kids before. I am willing to branch out and will research all recommendations, but just a note in case something doesn’t ultimately end up on the list.
List of D&D 5e adventures, hacks, and rewrites for kids!
|Game||Description||Find a copy||TTRPGkids posts|
|Little But Fierce|
by DC Bradshaw
|D&D 5e full rewrite to make everything (playable characters, encounters, mechanics, spells, etc) both more kid-friendly and understandable||DriveThruRPG||review|
|Fairies of the Mistglade|
by Family Fantasy RPG
|For ages 3+, this includes scalable 5e compatible mechanics that go along with a kid-friendly fairy themed adventure!||game website|
|Dino Riderz |
by Family Fantasy RPG
|For ages 3+, this includes scalable 5e compatible mechanics that go along with a kid-friendly dinosaur themed adventure!||game website|
|The Grandmother Tree|
by Purple Bog
|A 5e adventure designed for elementary kids with a focus on puzzles and problem solving with less combat and smashing.||DM's Guild||review|
|DnD Adventure Club||Monthly subscription program to a D&D 5e kid-focused adventure with adjusted mechanics||game website||review|
|Mages and Macrophages|
by Ampersand Games
|Full boxed kit games (includes EVERYTHING you need to start) with 5e-based mechanics adjusted for use with ages 6+||game website||review|
|Disaster Hamsters 2|
by Plot Hooks
|Sequel to Disaster Hamsters, this is a 5e adventure where you play as a Hamster! Includes kid-friendly adventures and tips for running D&D with kids.||DriveThru||Featured Project!|
|Critical Core||For age 9+, Critical Core is built on 5e rules and with a therapeutic focus||game website||review|
|The God Corpse||For teaching high school biology class with a premade adventure||DriveThruRPG||review|
|Class Cheat Sheets||Cheat sheets to help with organizing character info!||DriveThru||featured project|
|Kid Friendly 5e||A guide for running D&D with kids! Includes character creation guides, sheets, and more||DriveThru|
by Plot Hooks
|A 5e adventure where you play as a Hamster! Includes kid-friendly adventures and tips for running D&D with kids.||DM's Guild|
|DnD 5e New Player Tutorial Adventure||A D&D 5e introduction that walks players through the basics!||itchio|
|Ravenloft Gave Me Goosebumps||tips for playing different horror genre style games but with kids based on Ravenloft||DMs Guild|
|Squidaddle!||Spelljammer for kids!||DMs Guild|
|Making a Hero||5e rules lite adventures made for kids!||DriveThru|
|An Ogre and His Cake||A 5e adventure about an ogre and his cake! Made specifically for kids.||DriveThru|
|Clonker's Guide to Being a Hero||A 5e adventure about an ogre named Clonker! Made specifically for kids.||DriveThru|
|Adventures with Muk (5e)||A D&D 5e adventure that follows Muk, the bravest goblin|
|Muk's Guide to Everything He Learned from Tasha||Muk, the bravest goblin, covers updates from Tasha's Cauldron!||DriveThru|
|200 Non-Combat Creature Encounters||Offers alternative options for running encounters that don't involve combat||DriveThru|
|Ravenloft Gives Me Goosebumps: Genres of Horros||How to tweak D&D horror elements to be more suitable for kids ages 8+||DriveThru|
|A Yuletide Surprise! A Christmas 5e One Shot for Kids||A holiday one shot designed to run with kids!||DriveThru|
|Character Sheet for Young Players||A 5e character sheet for kids||DriveThru|
|Youth Focused Character Sheet||A 5e character sheet for kids||DriveThru|
|5e New Player Friendly Basic Character Sheet||A 5e character sheet for new players||DriveThru|
|5e New Player Friendly Spell Sheet||A 5e spell sheet to help new players||DriveThru|
|Role-Playing Game Character Creation Questions for Kids||A 5e aligned character creation questionnaire to help kids make cool characters||DriveThru|
|Little Heroes - A Guide to Children at the Table||Guide for introducing young players to TTRPGs, specifically D&D||DriveThru|
|Ma'avle the Spider Queen||A 5e adventure for ages 6+||DriveThru|
|Christmas Starlight: A one-shot Christmas adventure for kids||A holiday 5e adventure for ages 6+||DriveThru|
|Grammy's Country Apple Pie||A 5e adventure for ages 8+||DriveThru|
|The Treatise of Adventure||Rules lite 5e for ages 6+||DriveThru|
|A Most Potent Brew - A Basic Rules Adventure||An introductory 5e adventure for ages 8+||DriveThru|
|Trail of the Ghost Bird||A 5e introductory adventure for ages 8+||DriveThru|
|Before Phandelver - A Tutorial Adventure||A 5e introductory adventure for ages 8+||DriveThru|
|D&D for Kids||Rules lite 5e for kids||DriveThru|
|Mara: A Barbarian Add on For Little but Fierce||Expansion for Little But Fierce's rules lite 5e for kids to include the barbarian class||DriveThru|
|Making a Hero Campaign||5e introductory campaign for young players (target age 6-12)||DriveThru|
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