What did parents do before cell phones and tablets? Fortunately, with so much technology at your fingertips, it’s easier to occupy your little ones while traveling these days. Before you hop on that next flight, download these games and apps to make your trip a bit smoother for the whole gang.
Sleep Furiously – $2.99
This fun game takes the classic word search to the next level, encouraging players to find complete sentences within a group of scrambled letters. It’s almost like a digital version of magnetic poetry!
Sleep Furiously By Playmation Studios
Zoombinis – $4.99
In this interactive journey (originally a CD-ROM computer game), kids have to use a combination of basic math, logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to make their way through this cartoon adventure. The Zoombini characters are also super adorable, so that’s a plus.
Zoombinis By Technical Education Research Centers, Inc
Angry Birds – Free
Yes, this game is still around and is still a fun app for all ages. If you’re not familiar, the objective of the game is to exact revenge on the greedy pigs who stole the birds’ eggs. Each bird has their own special power, which you’ll leverage to successfully make it through the game. Sure, there’s not much educational value to be found, but it’s enjoyable–and addictive!–way to spend a few hours.
Angry Birds By Rovio Entertainment Ltd
Drawing Pad – $1.99
Keep the watercolors and markers at home…your fellow passengers and the flight crew will thank you. Drawing Pad is a sketch pad, coloring book, and easel all in one, minus the mess. The app also has unique features like photo backgrounds and stickers and allows artists to share their masterpieces with social media.
Drawing Pad By Murtha Design In.
Stack the States – Free
Little ones can learn about U.S. geography and have a blast at the same time with this award-winning educational app. There are several different games within Stack the States, but you’ll need to have patience and persistence to unlock them all, as they require you to achieve certain levels of success first.
Stack the States By Freecloud Design, Inc
Monopoly – $0.99 – $1.99
A wonderful way to introduce your children to the classic board game, and still as tricky and time-consuming as the original! Players compete against the app as they buy, sell, and trade properties, and can choose from three different levels of difficulty, making it an excellent choice for all ages. Games in progress can also be saved and resumed later.
Monopoly By Electronic Arts