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The Best Apps For Kids This Christmas

Best Christmas Apps For Kids
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Check out our list of kid-friendly festive apps for a fun and techy Christmas this year!

In an age where most things can be done at the tap of a button, Christmas apps are now one of the many ways to add a bit of fun to your usual festive traditions. From educational e-storybooks to digital advent calendars, here are our picks for this year’s best kid-friendly Christmas apps. Happy downloading!

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Educational apps
Games
Photocard makers
Digital advent calendars

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Educational apps

Best Christmas Apps For Kids

MarcoPolo Arctic Educational

Fancy a Christmas trip to the Arctic? With interactive puzzles and mini-games, MarcoPolo Arctic is the perfect app for your little scientists. Besides the fun element, this app encourages children to be inquisitive and learn about the environment by discovering the arctic biosphere and its wildlife. Talk about saving the polar bears this Christmas!

Suitable for: Children developing early skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Price: Free!
Available for download on iOS and Android

Christmas Tale HD

Storybook? Check. Christmas countdown clock? Check. Mini-games? Also check. With gorgeous graphics and sound effects, Christmas Tale HD is the all-in-one interactive storybook you’ll need for a cosy day or night in with the kids. If you’re looking for fun family role-play, the app also lets you record your dialogue for characters in the story! Also, with its wish list function, your kids can show Santa what they want for Christmas – consider it a cheat-sheet for what to get them this year.

Suitable for: Mums looking for an all-in-one Christmas app
Price: Free (also offers in-app purchases)
Available for download on iOS 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Educational Interactive Storybook

Get into the holiday spirit with a Dr Seuss classic! With almost 30 unique games, this digital storybook is a fun way of celebrating the holidays while exploring new vocabulary. From puzzles to crosswords, the app offers a wide range of games and activities that your kids will definitely enjoy (even if you fall asleep mid-story). Also, the app includes a Parents section, which means mamas can easily track the minutes spent reading, pages read and more!

Suitable for: Mamas looking for a fun Christmas storytime with the kids
Price: $28 (iOS) & $15 (Android) with no in-app purchases
Available for download on iOS and Android

Games

Best Christmas Apps For Kids

Toca Hair Salon Game

As one of the App Store OGs (original gangsters = authentic and old school, for mamas who haven’t learnt teenspeak yet!), our favourite hair salon game is back with a seasonal twist! From styling Santa’s hair to making your own Christmas tree, this kid-friendly app (which, by the way, is also highly addictive for mums) is here to unleash your child’s inner star-stylist and expose their creative streak. With absolutely no rules to the game, the only limit is your imagination!

Suitable for: Kids of all ages
Price: Free!
Available for download on iOS 

Sago Mini Holiday Trucks and Diggers Game

An exciting adventure with snow fort-building, Christmas decorations and more! With colourful animation featuring adorable animals, this holiday-themed app is a simple and easy way to get your kids’ creative juices flowing. It is available to play even without wifi or internet, which makes it perfect for keeping the young ones busy during long flights and layovers. Extra beauty sleep on the plane? Sign us up!

Suitable for: Toddlers (2 to 4 years); also good for long flights and layovers
Price: $28 with no in-app purchases
Available for download on iOS and Android

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Digital advent calendars

Best Christmas Apps For Kids

Fiete Christmas

Unwrap a little present every day with sailor Fiete (who’s a hit with kids on other great apps as well)! With 24 advent surprises, your kids will find themselves looking forward to opening the mystery gift boxes every day. Also, the best part? It’s completely free. Time to say goodbye to your usual chocolate advent calendar and hello to some extra Christmas shopping!

Suitable for: Mums looking for a simple cartoon advent calendar to introduce to their children
Price: Free!
Available for download on iOS

Dr Panda AR Christmas Tree Game & Advent Calendar

Embrace the holiday spirit and start your Christmas countdown with the adorable Dr Panda this Christmas! With the app’s special AR technology, you’ll be able to find the perfect spot in your apartment by scanning the area and placing your tree wherever you like. You can also get new decorations daily in the countdown to Christmas and personalise your tree with all sorts of ornaments!

Suitable for: Mamas looking for an interactive countdown app for Christmas
Price: Free!
Available for download on iOS 

Photocard makers

Christmas Booth: Photo Fun

Time to turn yourself into Mama Santa this holiday season! From Christmas stickers to fun designs, all you need is to snap a picture, add some funny filters and voila! When you’re done, don’t forget to send your design to your friends and family.

Suitable for: Getting creative with the kids
Price: Free (also has in-app purchases)
Available for download on iOS

ElfYourself® By Office Depot

Time to “elf” yourself and your family for a laugh! From awesome dance moves to your favourite Christmas tunes, this app allows you to star in a series of personalised videos featuring your face on dancing elves. After curating your masterpiece, you can upload yourself on to social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube too!

Suitable for: The whole family
Price: Free!
Available for download on iOS and Android

Christmas Photo Frames, Effects & Cards Art

Looking for a not-so-boring “Season’s Greetings” card? With a variety of fonts and frames to choose from, you can’t possibly go wrong with the Insta-ready templates this app has to offer. To impress your friends, simply think of a catchy Christmas phrase, pick a font, use some funny stickers and your artistic moment can take place in a tap!

Suitable for: Families looking for a personalised Christmas card
Price: Free (also has in-app purchases)
Available for download on Android

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Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of MarcoPolo Learning via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Toca Boca, image 3 courtesy of Christmas Booth: Photo Fun, image 4 courtesy of Fiete Christmas via Instagram.

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