28th May2014

Ten Best: Free Apps for Kids

by Kat Wheat

Schools out for… well for a week for May Bank Holiday, and it’s nearly summer holiday, but in the UK we all know its going to be raining and the kids are going to be stuck indoors possibly screaming that they are bored and they want to play a game. Well have no fear, we have a perfect list for all ages – just make sure you have your phone charger with you!

Pokemon TV

Take Pokémon on the go with the Pokémon TV app! Watch amazing Pokémon animated adventures starring Ash, Pikachu, and all their friends. Plus, don’t miss exciting special features and trailers for upcoming Pokémon movie events. It’s the perfect app for Pokémon fans to keep up with Pokémon TV episodes. Even better—this Pokémon TV app is free! There’s a new way to catch up on Pokémon animation anytime, anywhere on The Kindle Fire along with iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android devices. Additionally, fans can watch popular Pokémon animated episodes and movies on Netflix and at Pokemon.com, providing more ways to catch up on the exciting adventures of Ash, Pikachu, and their friends. When streaming episodes via the Pokémon TV app, standard data charges will apply.

Steamy Window


Get your phone steamy with this fun new app. The steam covers the whole screen and you can wipe it off again with your fingers. Rainy weather on your phone, lots of fun! One of the classic free fun apps available for Android.


  • Moving waterdrops form under your finger when you wipe the foggy window
  • The water drops formed from the fog always run down, even if you turn your phone
  • Select a custom fun background image to wipe off the water (in the menu)
  • Blow into the microphone to add back hot steam to the screen
  • Use the volume buttons on your phone to switch to “frozen window” (with an ice effect on your phone screen) or “sandy window”, where your phone is covered with a layer of sand.

Sonic Dash

Play as Sonic the Hedgehog as you dash, jump and spin your way across stunning 3D environments. Swipe your way over and under challenging obstacles in this fast and frenzied endless running game.

Subway Surfers

DASH as fast as you can! DODGE the oncoming trains! Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog and join the most daring chase!

  • Grind trains with your cool crew!
  • Colorful and vivid HD graphics!
  • Hoverboard Surfing!
  • Paint powered jetpack!
  • Lightning fast swipe acrobatics!
  • Challenge and help your friends!

Angry Birds

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill, and force to solve.

Skylanders Lost Islands

Play for FREE as you explore the Skylands, build your own island and embark on incredible quests with your Skylanders in this amazing new adventure. Much more than a simple “builder” game, Skylanders Lost Islands is all about collecting and evolving your collection of Skylanders. As you progress, build out your island to unlock Skylanders and send them on exciting quests and adventures to rank them up. What’s more, bring your physical Skylanders figures into the game! Unlock them and add them to your in-game collection for even more adventuring fun! Skylanders Lost Islands is easy to pick up and play, even if you haven’t played Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, Skylanders Giants or Skylanders SWAP Force.

Farm Heroes Saga

From the makers of the hit game Candy Crush Saga, comes Farm Heroes Saga. Switch and match the collectable cropsies in this fantastic adventure. Join forces with the Farm Heroes to stop Rancid the Raccoon from spoiling the precious farm lands. Switch and match three or more adorable cropsies to drive Rancid away for good! A farmtastic adventure filled with mixed fruit madness! Scrummy! Farm Heroes Saga is completely free to play but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment.

Moshi Monsters Village

The dastardly Dr. Strangeglove is catching innocent Moshlings and turning them into naughty Glumps! It’s your mission to save the Moshlings and bring ‘em back home to your village. With help from Buster Bumblechops, build unique, adorable houses & care for all of your rescued Moshlings in your very own Moshi Monsters Village.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Gru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru! Jump, fly, dodge obstacles, collect bananas, be mischievous, and defeat villains to earn the title of Minion of the Year!

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

After another epic battle with the giant chicken, Peter Griffin has accidentally destroyed Quahog! Play for FREE and rally your favorite FG characters (even Meg) to save the city in a hilarious new adventure from the writers of Family Guy. Or don’t, and regret it forever!

Game Features:

  • It’s Free! Freakin’ free? Freakin’ sweet!
  • Create a living Quahog that fits enjoyably in your pants
  • Unlock hilarious outfits for your characters like Mermaid Peter, Bikini-Clad Quagmire, and Rambo Lois
  • Send your characters on ridiculous quests
  • Keep Quahog safe from pirates, evil chickens, and other invasions
  • Peterfy your town with decorations such as The Petercopter, The Peterdactyl, and The Hindenpeter
  • Unlock hundreds of brand new and classic animations


New apps for kids are being released every single minute and by the time we get to the summer holidays there will be even more new apps for kids! Do let us know in the comments your suggestions for great kids apps/games…

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