It’s summertime and that means we’ll all be spending more time engaging and entertaining our children. When it’s time for a little quiet or a long road trip, we need some great Android apps to keep our little ones busy. When those apps are free (like, actually free) it makes keeping the kiddos entertained even sweeter. I’ve made a list of the 10 best free android apps for kids (and, some for us adults, too!).
I’ve recently discovered the Amazon Underground app for Android phones. I’m in love with Amazon Underground for so many reasons, you guys. First, it lets me access Amazon Video right from my phone. Amazon Video isn’t available on the regular Amazon Shopping app that’s on Google Play. As a Prime member, I have access to a lot of educational videos and add-ons that I could only access from my desktop before. Now, with the Amazon Underground app, we can watch our videos straight from my phone. This makes long road trips more pleasant.
Another reason I love the Amazon Underground app is because it has so many completely free games. Unlike other app stores, Amazon Underground offers free apps that have free in-app upgrades. So, no more paid upgrades, micro-transactions or waiting times.
Oh, and you can do your Amazon shopping directly from the Amazon Underground app, as well.
So, after spending some time exploring Amazon Underground, I’ve made a list of the free apps that I know you and your kids will love. Click here to download the Amazon Underground app on your mobile Android phone. If you’re on your laptop or desktop go to https://www.amazon.com/underground and follow the on-screen instructions.
10 Best Free Android Apps for Kids from Amazon Underground
1. Bubble Wars
Bubble Wars is color-matching game of sorts. The goal is to pop the bubbles by matching three or more of the same colors. It’s a fun app for kids and adults. It’s a great game for zoning out and relaxing. The basic concept of the game is easily understandable for kids of all ages.
2. Amazon Video
Although this list of apps is not in any particular order, I had to list Amazon Video close to the top. We gave up cable a few years ago after realizing that almost all of our “TV viewing” was done online. I’ve watched Amazon Video grow and expand in the past few years and I love what I’m seeing. Currently we subscribe to several educational add-on subscriptions that we use to supplement our homeschooling. Now, we can take those subscriptions on the go through the Amazon Underground App, which includes Amazon Video.
3. Drive Simulator
The Drive Simulator app from Amazon Underground is a neat app that is the has the closest feel to actually driving that I’ve experienced in a game. My 10-year old loves this app. He can drive all sorts of vehicles and get a feel for what it’s like to back-up, control speed around curves and more. I think kids of all ages would find this app to be entertaining – especially on long trips when they can pretend to be driving to their actual destination.
4. Zuzu’s Bananas
I’ve highlighted several apps for older children, but I haven’t forgotten about the toddlers and preschoolers. Zuzu’s Bananas helps kids with quick thinking and is a fun, educational app. Zuzu’s Bananas has lots of mini-games to keep little ones entertained without frustration.
5. Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2
Dr. Panda’s Restaurant is a great kid’s game, but I loved it too! The object is to help Dr. Panda make menu items for his customers. It helps kids to learn new recipes and to see the order in which ingredients are placed. Adding just the right amount of ingredients is key and the player is guided gently away from adding too much or too little of an ingredient. This is a great game for young kids and is fun for older kids and adults, as well.
6. Jig Saw Puzzle
I like puzzles and I love puzzle apps. Puzzles are one of my favorite ways to relax and having one handy on my phone at all times is convenient. My favorite thing about the Jig Saw Puzzle app from Amazon Underground is that you can decide how many pieces you want the puzzle to be. That makes this app great for both younger children and a little more challenging for older kids and adults.
7. Hidden Objects
The Hidden Objects app from Amazon Underground is a great way to kill time while sharpening your eye for detail. This game was challenging for me, so I’d recommend it for older children, teens and adults. In the Hidden Objects app, you search for items related to the picture (A picture of a plane might have hidden objects like a suitcase or a landmark, for example) and try to find all of the hidden objects before time is up.
8. Lost for Words
Lost for Words is a great game for working on spelling. It basically scrambles words related to numbers, colors, planets and many more categories. The player has to unscramble the words by touching the letters in the correct order to spell the words. This a good app for younger readers.
9. Monkey Preschool: When I Grow Up
Monkey Preschool: When I Grow Up is a sweet app for toddlers and preschoolers. It lets the player pick a monkey and then dress it as a dancer, firefighter, police officer. doctor and many more careers. The players gets to mix and match outfits for a unique experience. This is a fun and easy app for younger children who might not be reading yet.
10. Flow Free Bridges
Flow Free Bridges is a challenging, mind-sharpening app. I think younger children would have fun with it, but this is a better app for older children and teens. Flow Free Bridges is perfect for those of us who love puzzle games. There is something so satisfying about completing the levels. My teenager and preteens enjoyed this game and the challenge it provided.
Remember, to get these great free apps and many more, click here to download the Amazon Underground app on your Android mobile phone. For laptop/desktop users, go to https://www.amazon.com/underground and follow the on-screen instructions.
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