Holiday Apps 2016

holiday apps 2016

Welcome to the 2016 list of holiday apps for kids, made by family-friendly developers. These apps are designed to bring educational and playful content to kids in festive seasonal themes.

Everything in the holiday apps 2016 list is new or updated as of this year. A link to great holiday apps from past years is included at the end of this post.

Pico Christmas

Pico Christmas by Bigo Bjuo encourages young artists to paint, color, draw and decorate.

PicoChristmas
Developer: Boleslaw Walczyk
Price: $1.99

Trouble in Christmas Town

Adventure to the North Pole in an interactive storybook, handcrafted from a family-friendly team in Germany.

Grandpa’s Toy Shop

NEW! Just arrived from Fairlady Media on December 15th. Go ahead, build a toy!

Grandpa's Toy Shop
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Fiete Christmas Advent Calendar

Unwrap, play and decorate a present each day! Updated with 2016 calendar dates.

Reading Train Christmas

Listen, read and record over 30 Christmas books and songbooks. Updated November 2016.

Bogga Christmas Tree

Decorate your own, unique Christmas tree!

Bogga Christmas Tree
Developer: Boggatap
Price: $2.99

Christmas Calendar

Count down until Christmas with daily letter practice and a fun dot-to-dot!

One Present, Please

Interactive holiday storybook filled with fine art illustrations.

One Present, Please
Price: $2.99

Moonlight Express

Save Christmas in a refreshingly beautiful way with this new game released on December 16th.

Moonlight Express
Developer: Damir Stuhec
Price: $1.99

Xmas Junior

Xmas Junior by Jan Essig includes four classic games like Tic Tac Toe and Santa says.

Xmas Junior
Developer: Jan Essig
Price: $0.99

Montessori Nature (Winter Edition)

Manage a natural ecosystem where kids can plant, harvest and grow. Updated in December 2016 with a winter theme.

Montessori Nature
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Artie’s World

Explore the Arctic, navigate maps, and draw in Artie’s Village (updated seasonally).

Artie's World
Developer: Minilab Ltd
Price: Free+

Christmas Stickers for iMessage

See Santa and send some holiday cheer to friends with this new iMessage sticker app!

Holiday Apps From Past Years

Holiday apps are made to last. Check out this post from 2015 with a bountiful selection of creative apps to help children learn and thrive: Holiday Cheer Comes to Apps for Kids. Still looking for more? The Best Holiday Apps list from Common Sense Media has some fun ones, in addition to a colorful roundup from Tech With Kids!

Lorraine Akemann | Co-Founder and Editor | Moms With Apps

Photo Credit Flickr Creative Commons

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