Witches and pumpkins and bats … OH MY! Can you believe that Halloween is already upon us? While you are busy decorating your house in cobwebs and skeletons, carving pumpkins and putting together costumes you can keep your children entertained with these fun kid-friendly Halloween apps for your smartphone and tablet.
First Words Halloween
Halloween words become a fun game for toddlers in the First Words Halloween app from Learning Touch. Kids will love learning to spell all their favorite spooky words like witch, treat and house! Fun Halloween sound effects accompany each of the 54 Halloween words. The app offers multiple playing options for kids at different learning levels. First Words Halloween app is available on iTunes for $1.99
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Kids of any age will enjoy this interactive storybook.They have the option to read the story on their own or read along while it is narrated by Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown. Other features include making costumes for the Peanuts characters, going trick-or-treating with Charlie Brown and the gang, carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples and playing Schroeder’s piano. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown app is available on iTunes for $5.99 and Google Play for $4.99.
Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents Magazine
Other than the trick-or-treating, kids love carving pumpkins for Halloween. With this app they can choose from five different pumpkin styles — like going to a pumpkin patch. Then kids can get as creative as they want either “carving” a design of their own, or picking from a library of wacky eyes, noses and mouths.You can share their jack-o-lanterns on Facebook and Twitter, or send them as eCards to friends and family. Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents Magazine app is available on iTunes for free.
Mickey’s Spooky Night Puzzle Book
This interactive storybook from Disney features Mickey Mouse hosting a Halloween party for Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy. When they get to Mickey’s house they are spooked by strange noises and a creepy ghost! Kids can choose to have the story read to them, pages automatically turned or record themselves while reading it out loud. They will have fun with the interactive jigsaw puzzles throughout the story. Mickey’s Spooky Night Puzzle Book app is available on iTunes for $.99.
The Little Witch at School
This story is the prequel to last year’s The Witch with No Name app In this story the witch was just a schoolgirl and we find out how she lost her name. Kids ages 4 to 10 can choose from having the book narrated to them or reading it on their own. They will have fun playing 6 different games including filling in a magic coloring canvas using numbers, finding the right letters for the magic words, going through an ogre’s stomach following a logical sequence, answering questions of the “genealomagic” tree, and they can even unlock a “surprise” game. The Little Witch at School app is available on iTunes for $3.99 and on Google Play for $3.49.
Bouncy Bill Halloween
If your kids likes playing the game Doodle Jump then they will love Bouncy Bill. The adorable turtle is trapped in a dangerous Halloween land by the Evil Wizard, Zorik. Now he must navigate the magic platforms to get out. Kids just need to tap the screen to help Bill through 24 enchanted levels. Bouncy Bill Halloween app is available on Google Play for free.
Can’t have a Halloween list of apps and not include, “The Mirror” – a sure fire way to scare your friends and record their reactions!
See this iPhone prank app in action at http://youtu.be/nLVNDiTI5Io
Download it at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-mirror/id468592955?mt=8