31 Best Apps for Traveling with Kids
Road trips with kids can be rough when they get bored and start throwing tantrums. A tablet loaded with your kids’ favorite apps can help keep them happy, and take a load off mom and dad’s shoulders.
Below, we list our favorite apps to keep kids entertained while traveling. There is an app for every age, so hopefully you can find something suitable for your kids. We also made sure each app is usable while offline, so you can bring them on a flight or wherever without having to worry about data charges.
Zen Studio is a finger-painting app aimed to help kids relax and focus through geometric-based creation. Kids can follow step-by-step tutorials to draw beautiful designs, or create new drawings from scratch. As they draw, a generative music accompanies their every swipe.
Note: This app is free to download, and includes 9 free tutorials. A one-time in-app purchase (IAP) is required to unlock more than 60 tutorials and an unlimited number of user profiles and canvases.
Weirdwood Manor combines magic and mystery in a thrilling series created for ages 8+. The fantasy elements immerse readers in the plot, while interactive puzzles scattered throughout the books keep them engaged from start to end. If you appreciate apps with great production value, this one is definitely a must-have.
Note: The initial download includes Book 1 & 2 only. The other books can be unlocked via in-app purchases. All books must be downloaded prior to using.
Seedling Comic Studio lets kids create comic strips featuring their own pictures. They can choose a layout, take photos from within the app, then add words, stickers, and backgrounds to bring their story to life. Even though the app provides limited instructions on how to use the tools, they are fairly simple to grasp.
Note: The app includes three full themes for free, with more available for in-app purchase.