Some car racing games that are appropriate for kids include "Cars" for Leapster, "Mario Kart DS" for Nintendo DS, "MySims Racing" for Nintendo's DS and Wii, and "Cars Race-O-Rama" for various consoles, according to Common Sense Media. The site lists these games as engaging and in some cases educational.
"Cars" for Leapster is a 2006 game in which kids race as characters from the Disney Pixar movie of the same name. The game is most appropriate for ages 5 to 7 according to Common Sense Media's rating system, teaching concepts of spelling and speech during game play. "Mario Kart DS" is a go-kart style, multi-player racing game from 2005 that allows players to race while hitting each other with cartoonish weapons. The game is most appropriate for ages 6 and up.
"Cars Race-O-Rama" is most appropriate for kids 7 and up, according to Common Sense Media. Available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii, this racing game features characters of the "Cars" movie as players race against Chick Hicks.
"MySims Racing" is rated E for everyone, but it is most appropriate for ages 7 and up. Players try to rescue the town of Speedville through various types of go-kart races.