Depending on which country you live in, you may or may not have a culture that celebrates Halloween. If you do, you might wonder what kinds of activities that you can let your kids participate in. For toddlers ages 2+, getting out of the house for tricks or treats is not really a good idea. If I may suggest, you can have your kids play Wee Halloween Puzzles.
Wee Halloween Puzzles is a free version of the Wee Puzzles app that is designed with a Halloween theme. It consists of five different Halloween-theme pictures that are fun, colorful, and a bit funny.
Meet Dracula, Witch, and Frankenstein
When you start the app, you will see five pictures indicating the jigsaw puzzles that you can play with. Each picture is unique, but has the unifying Halloween theme. For example, you will meet the Dracula and his coffin in the first puzzle, and the Witch and her flying broom in the next.
Each jigsaw puzzle has 12-23 pieces. But instead of showing all the pieces at once, Wee Halloween Puzzles show only up to five combinations of pieces and their placeholders at a time. This helps kids to focus on matching the shown pieces only, instead of facing a daunting task of filtering through 23 pieces.
But this also means that you can’t see the entire picture as you’re building it. Instead, you can only see some parts of it. In a way, this is a good thing, because you get a sense of exploration — not knowing what the final picture is going to look like.
Parents Need to Know
Wee Halloween Puzzles focuses on how your kids can practice their shape recognition skills. Instead of the usual basic shapes, kids can practice with all kids of shapes, from a skeletal bone to a pumpkin carving. And because it’s text-free, kids from anywhere in the world can enjoy it without having any language barrier.
Similar to Wee Puzzles, Wee Halloween Puzzles can easily be played by kids ages 2+ on their own. Because the app only shows up to five combinations of pieces and placeholders at a time, it’s quite manageable even for the young minds. And it’s also very forgiving to playing errors. If you try to match the wrong piece to a placeholder, the app simply rejects the piece and returns it to the left sidebar.
You can play Wee Halloween Puzzles without an internet connection. It doesn’t have any third-party ads, in-app purchases, nor links to social media. If you have Wee Puzzles installed, the app offers a quick way — possibly through URL Schemes — to open Wee Puzzles from within Wee Halloween Puzzles.
Things I Like
When we’re discussing a Halloween-theme app, the concept of fun, colorful, and happy faces are not typically parts of the topics. Instead, the developers managed to design Wee Halloween Puzzles as a Halloween-theme app for kids that feature smiling characters. You will find characters — such as dracula, witch, and even the skeleton — have wide smiles on their faces. Instead of feeling scary, kids would have a fun and (possibly) giggling experience playing this app.
You can definitely feel the sense of humor and creativity throughout the app. For example, all the pumpkins are designed with smiling faces on them — indicating that they’re having fun this Halloween. Another favorite of mine is how the dog has one of the leg bones of the skeleton in his mouth — leaving his friend, the smiling skeleton, one leg short.
If your kids love jigsaw puzzles and want something fresh for the Halloween, Wee Halloween Puzzles offers a fun activity for them. And if you enjoy the puzzle mechanism offered in this app, you should definitely consider the original Wee Puzzles that has 50 fun puzzles with themes ranging from animals and flowers to spaceships and underwater exploration.
App was suggested to us.