I thought I would take a little break from educational apps for this week’s Weekend App Attack and tell you about a few little Christmas apps I found! On Thanksgiving Day, my little cousin was playing on my iPad with me after dinner. He is in first grade so we played all of the math and word work games on my iPad. Luke is a very bright first grader and naturally, he flew through the math games, read me a story on Raz-Kids, and then asked, “Do you have any OTHER games, Christina?!” After realizing that I did not have any kid games besides math and reading apps, I went on a search for a few fun Christmas apps. I’ve decided that I am going to let my students play these Christmas apps on Fridays for the few weeks before our Christmas break.
These are all FREE apps from the iTunes store:
Christmas Match Pairs 2
This is a classic memory game with a Christmas theme. It contains four different difficulty levels. Although the kids think this game is just for fun, I have quite a few of my inclusion students who could really benefit from the practice of memory recognition. Memory games also give students an opportunity to practice concentration skills.
Christmas Games for Kids – Puzzles
This is an old-fashioned activity of putting a jigsaw puzzle together! (Of course, it’s on an iPad so I wouldn’t call it old-fashioned anymore.) The game has some cute Christmas scenes and even lets you pick how many pieces you want to put together.