10 Free Kid’s Apps Perfect For Summer Road Trips
Summer break started a few weeks ago here in Georgia and the kids and I have already enjoyed a handful of adventures. While we all love spending time together at home, in the yard or at local parks and such… we truly love traveling and discovering fun new places. I take road trips quite frequently with my three children and I have to admit, it’s not as miserable as some may assume! I have got this traveling with kids thing down to a science and we rarely have mishaps or upset children. The key to a successful road trip is to always be prepared and to find ways to keep your antsy child(ren) entertained. My one year old will literally fall asleep about 10-20 minutes into a drive. My 10 year old enjoys being my copilot and taking in all the scenery. My 5 year old on the other hand needs something to occupy him during a long car ride. He is my child that will sit and play apps the entire ride and it makes the trip go by so much faster for him!
I am already a frequent Amazon shopper, anytime I need something I just right on the computer and order it from there! We all know the many amazing features they provide… but did you know there was something called Amazon Underground? The Amazon Underground app for Android smartphones includes enhanced features and access to content that isn’t available on the Amazon Shopping app found on Google Play. These additional features include Amazon Video and 100% free apps and games! We have recently downloaded tons of apps for my son that cost money if purchased through the Play Store… but free if you purchase through Amazon Underground!
I am so excited to share with you 10 FREE apps from Amazon Underground! All of these apps will cost money if you try and search for them through the Google Play Store. So make sure you download the Amazon Underground App from your android smartphone and find them through there so you can download them… completely free!
For Your Little Passenger
Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse
Hi! I’m Toto the Turtle! I’ve just hatched and would love a friend to play with and take care of me! Can you help me? I live in a big treehouse all by myself, and I need you to help me make food, wash up, and of course play together! I may be small, but I love to play! We can play basketball, or go on the tire swing, or even blow big bubbles! When we’re hungry, there’s a nice kitchen where we can make sandwiches or even big ice cream cones! All that playing is tiring, though, so I’m glad I have a comfy bed to sleep in! Will you help take care of me and play with me?
• Play all sorts of games with Toto, from bubbles to basketball! Toto will emote and react to everything you do to let you know how he feels!
• Cook lots of different dishes for Toto: make sandwiches, ice cream sundaes and more!
• Use a map to explore all 4 rooms in Toto’s tree house!
• Play however you want! No time limits or strict rules!
• No in-app purchases or third party ads
Plan and build in Hoopa City! Combine different materials to build roads, houses, and much, much more with your favorite Hippo from the Dr. Panda games! Can you find the secret combination for each building? Let your imagination run wild and build a village, town, or even a huge city of your own design in Hoopa City! Use different materials and combine them to create all sorts of buildings! Fill the landscape with shops, roads, schools, and even theme parks or stadiums! Each building takes a special combination of materials to create, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Whether you want to build a shopping paradise, a beach resort, or a quiet forest town, you can with Hoopa in Hoopa City! Hoopa City is designed with kids in mind, but people of all ages can build and have fun!
- Build your own city – however you like!
- Play and experiment with 7 world-building materials like water, electricity and brick!
- Discover all of the different buildings!
- Save multiple cities! If you’d like to make a new city, just go back to the start screen! Your cities will be saved automatically, so you can pick up right where you left off.
- Building Glossary & Guide – It will keep track of how many buildings you’ve discovered, and remember how to make them! If you want to make a building again, just check the book in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and see! It’ll also show you how many buildings you have left to discover.
- Play however you want! No time limits or strict rules!
This is an app full of games, activities, and videos, which will help teach your child about numbers and counting. Numbers 1, 2 and 3 included. Upgrade to unlock numbers 4 through 20. Elmo loves exploring numbers! This app has songs and videos about numbers. It has coloring pages and games about numbers. It has all the numbers from 1 to 20! Elmo’s friend Abby is here, too! Come on! Explore numbers with Elmo and Abby!
- Trace your favorite numbers to unlock surprises.
- Slide, swipe, touch and trace to discover sixty classic Sesame Street clips, sixty coloring pages, hide-and-seek, jigsaw puzzles, counting games and more!
- Touch the Abby button to play number games with Abby and her friends.
- 123s tracker for grown-ups to see what your child is learning.
For Your Preschool Aged Passenger
Toy Story: Smash It!
The Toys are back! Join Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Disney Pixar “Toy Story” gang on their latest adventure! “Toy Story: Smash it!” is an all-new, 3D physics-based puzzle game featuring your favorite “Toy Story” characters! Embark on new adventures with the Toys through hilarious encounters in outer space, alien chases in the Wild West, and more! With 60 levels of nonstop puzzle play, this game will provide hours of explosive and thrilling fun! Brick-breaking puzzle play. Throw unique bouncing-balls with special power-ups to knock down aliens and break through their defenses! Team up with Buzz, and work on perfecting the angles and aim needed to beat every level. Encounter your favorite “Toy Story” characters along the way!
Illusion Featuring Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical reimagining of the Sega Genesis classic. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusions to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and traverse enchanted forests, take on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches!
- Play as Mickey Mouse in this reimagining of the classic Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game!
- Experience a world of wonder, brought to life with all-new graphics and magical adventures!
- Journey across five magical worlds filled with Mizrabel’s powerful minions!
- Complete hidden challenges to customize Mickey with classic costumes!
For Your Big Kid Passenger
Castle Secrets HD
The Head of the Order, Aaron Hildegard, is betrayed and kidnapped by his own brother! The kingdom has ben overrun by beats. Most of the Knights have been captured or fallen in battle. Is the end coming?… But the Prophecy states that one day the chosen hero will come to rescue of the once great Order wielding an ancient weapon of great power to turn the tides of war!
- -Single & Multiplayer Action Adventure
- Gorgeous hand-drawn graphics & clever hidden object locations
- Fantastic gameplay
- Mysterious storyline to test your wits
- Multiple adventure and hidden object game play modes
- Play with your friends
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
One of the greatest adventures of all time re-mastered for mobile devices! Speed back in time and discover the game that first united Sonic the Hedgehog with his amazing flying sidekick Miles “Tails” Prower. Run through high speed levels packed with enemies and hazards as you zoom along loop de loops in your mission to destroy the devious Dr. Eggman. This definitive version has been fully built from the ground up for mobile devices, featuring re-mastered graphics and audio, and all new game content.
On your mark, get set, READ! Follow the story of Wreck-It Ralph–a big guy with a heavy hand who longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect good guy, Fix-It Felix, Jr. Despite his good intentions, it’s not long before Ralph nearly wrecks everything by accidentally unleashing a swarm of cy-bugs that threaten to destroy every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope? Vanellope von Schweetz, a young trouble-making “glitch” from a candy-coated, kart-racing game called Sugar Rush. Will Ralph realize he’s good enough to become a true hero before it’s “Game Over” for the entire arcade? Read the story, then design your very own candy kart and race in the Sugar Rush Grand Prix.
Craft your own pet monster. Train and care for it. Adventure through harrowing, boss-filled dungeons. Battle online against your friends, your enemies, or anyone in the world. MonsterCrafter is crafting + digital pets + monster battling…and there has never been anything like it. If you can dream it, you can build it. Create your monster any way you like. The way you craft it, the way you train and care for it…EVERYTHING affects your monster’s personality, companionship, and performance in battle! The entire MonsterCrafter world is populated by player-created monsters! Every monster you see and battle has been crafted by someone. Show them who’s boss!
Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true! Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game.
• You can be a goat
• Get points for wrecking stuff – brag to your friends that you’re the alpha goat
• MILLIONS OF BUGS! We’re only eliminating the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we’re keeping it
• In-game physics that bug out all the time
• Seriously look at that goat’s neck
• You can be a goat
Now that you have had some time to check out the Amazon Underground app… what do you think? The Amazon Underground app is great because it combines Amazon’s best mobile shopping experience with instant streaming of Amazon Instant Video PLUS 100% free apps, games, and even in-app items. I don’t know about you, but I was so fed up with all of the micro-transactions, paid upgrades and waiting times for app! Amazon Underground makes preparing for a road trip easier because I can always count on the 100% free apps and games, my son can start enjoying his favorite mobile apps/games right away! Plus when he gets bored of playing apps, he can always watch his favorite movies and TV shows from Amazon Video on my Android phone!
I have taken some screen shots of the app to prove to you that YES these app are actually free through the Amazon Underground app! So before you make that long road trip, download the Amazon Underground app from youor android smartphone! Amazon Underground is available to customers in the United States, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. When downloading the Underground app to your Android device, you will be walked/prompted through the “unknown sources” process. To install app stores not initially present on your device, Android devices require you to enable the Unknown Sources setting. Enabling Unknown Sources allows you to download apps and games from sources other than Google Play to your mobile device and any app or game downloaded from Amazon Underground will not harm your device. The Amazon Underground app is generally compatible with all Android phones that run Android version 4.0 or greater. Amazon Underground is only supported on 5th Generation (2012 – newer) and newer Fire tablets, and Android phones.
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