5 FREE Christmas Apps for your Kids
Kids simply love everything about Christmas. They love going to the shops and listening to see the sparkling decorations, listen to Christmas music, Get their photo taken with Santa, they love putting up the Christmas decorations at home, they love going on Holidays and most of all they love receiving presents.
There is a way that, as a parent, you can add a little extra Christmas spirit of the season by simply downloading these free apps for kids to have a play with ahead of the celebrations.
1. Portable North Pole
If you have a child who needs to embrace the Christmas Spirit or needs proof that there really is a Santa, you can put their fears to rest with a personalised message from the man himself direct from the North Pole. Portable North Pole allows you to receive video messages and calls from Father Christmas using your child’s name, see their photo in their big book showing a photo of the gift they wish and also your house. I have a video for both Daniel and Sophie each year and we selected that Daniel go on the naughty list one year and you should have seen him turn his behaviour around. We then made another video, which we watched on Christmas Eve that said he was now on the nice list.
It makes Christmas so much fun and as a bonus, you can also receive a message on their Birthday.
There are premium options available for those who want more and five per cent of all proceeds go to hospitals including The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
2. Message from Santa!
Make and receive personalised calls to Father Christmas via the Message from Santa! app which is guaranteed to amaze any child. You can also report naughty children through the automated voicemail system which is very handy for all those parents looking for ways to keep their children inline. Just don’t forget to get them on the nice list by Christmas Eve to make your child smile.
3. Google Santa Tracker
The Google Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program by Google, Inc. that allows users to track Santa on Christmas Eve. The game also allows users to play, watch, and learn through little activities that are added daily from the start of December.
4. Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift
Let your kids run their own Christmas themed Hair Salon! Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift will allow your child to cut, colour, comb and blow-dry lifelike hair on two different cute characters. Using your fingers you can make any hairstyle you want! And of course – take a snapshot and save your creations!
– Cut and trim hair with the scissors and electric hair trimmer
– Use the hairdryer to style the hair cut
– 12 hair colours to choose from!
– 8 completely new accessories to add to your final creation
– Use the magic potion G.R.O. to make the hair grow back again!
– No rules or stress – play any way your kids want to!
– Kid-friendly interface!
– No third-party advertising
– No in-app purchases
Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift is made for kids age 3 and above, however many parents have been known to get addicted pretty quick too…
5. Elf Yourself
This one’s an oldie but a goodie. The super-popular Elf Yourself app lets you literally ‘elf’ yourself by uploading your photo on a cartoon elf to create a cute personalised video you can then share on email or social media. You can also elf other family members or friends for group videos. Super silly but tons of fun – perfect for young children and for sending to the grandparents.