5 Apps to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer

5 Apps to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer

The following is a guest post from momAgenda COMM blogger Michele McGraw.

This week I have already heard the inevitable, “I’m soooo bored, Mom.”

Yes, this is the first week of summer break for my kids. But this year, I am prepared. I will install these apps so that I will be ready with an answer when my kids are bored.

Here are the five apps that make the top of my list this summer:

  • KaBOOM! Playgrounds! (Free) – Find new playgrounds in your area with fun activities for kids. You can also rate the playgrounds that you frequent so others will know whether it’s worth the trip.
  • Play-Doh (Free) This app is great for rainy days. The free Play-Doh app has ideas for your kids to make with Play-Doh. The best part is the Play-Dates section which gives you ideas for a play-date Play-Doh fun and there are sound effects your kids can add to their Play-Doh creations.
  • Fun-Finder (Free) Find different activities by grade level (PreK through Grade 5.) There are different categories like Holidays, Arts & Crafts, Games, etc. There is even a Wild Card when you really can’t decide what to do.
  • 365+ Activities (Free) This app categorizes their activities by location. The first question is, “Where would you like to play?”  The choices are Inside, Outside, Party, Car and Camp. This one is great for long car rides.
  • Goby (Free) Goby is not just for kids activities, but they have an extensive list of activities for families and kids in the app so I had to include it. I use this app all the time whether it’s for my kids or a Girl’s Night Out.

And on those rainy days where you are stuck in the house for many hours, there are tons of free games available for all age groups. I let my kids pick 3 new games and they each get an hour with the iPad. I set the timer and let them have fun.

What app suggestions do you have for some downloadable fun this summer?

Michele is CEO of Mom Geek Media and creator of Scraps of My Geek Life. Connect with Michele on Twitter and Facebook.