Inside this post: Best apps and games for kids with no wifi needed so you can play and learn on the go.
I am so excited to share a list of apps for kids that don’t require wifi or data.
These are our family favourite apps and games with no wifi needed for kids that you can use while when not at home.
We spend our summers on the road visiting family and exploring the mountains. Read all about our 14-hour-long road trip that we go on a few times a year.
It can get pretty tough to entertain kids on such a long trip, but these wifi free apps really help.
Kids get fussy in a car for so long, and it can be difficult to keep them entertained with car games and dollar store trinkets.
Road tripping would be a lot more difficult without our tablets. Since we are always on the road, I have a database of apps that I update the tablets with before each trip to keep the kids entertained on the go.
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Best Apps For Kids – No Wifi Or Data Required
Road trips can be tough when kids get bored and start throwing tantrums. If you have a tablet that’s loaded up with some of the best games for kids, the whole trip will be a happier one and hopefully, fewer tears will be shed (from everyone).
Some of these apps may have a small fee associated with them. Most apps and games with no wifi needed that are free to download do have in content upgrades that you can purchase.
Some of these apps also require subscription memberships to gain full access to all of the features – be sure to read the fine print before signing up.
Duck Duck Moose Trucks (Free)
A simple game for toddlers and an instant hit with my 2 boys. The music is not horribly annoying and the graphics are really nice. Great game for young kids to learn about taking vehicles to the carwash and more!
Daniel Tiger (Free)
Daniel Tiger is a great educational show for kids and this app is no different.
You can learn important life lessons and listen to music. The music is addicting and you may end up signing Daniel Tiger songs throughout your days, but the messages are often sweet and relatable.
Elmo Loves ABCs (Free -$4.99)
Fun and educational games, activities, and videos that help teach your child about letters, letter sounds, and words!
My Panda Chef (Free)
The kitchen can be an unsafe place for young children, but that won’t stop their interest in exploring all the things in this crafty place.
Have them play in the BabyBus kitchen and try out all the fun activities such as preparing food, cooking and juicing, in a less dangerous manner!
Peekaboo Barn ($2.59)
Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out!
Endless Alphabet ($11.99)
This is an interactive educational app for learning ABC’s and building vocabulary. You’ll need to run this game with Wifi or Data for initial set up and then you can use it offline as much as you like.
Labo Brick Car ($2.99-3.99)
An app for kids to build lego cars without having to bring a lego set into your vehicle.
This apps takes the imagination a little bit further by allowing kids to drive their creations around challenging courses. If your kiddo is a big fan of car games, this app can be hours of fun.
Sago Mini World (Free)
Build a community with adorable gnomes.
You can construct skyscrapers or cabins and this game is really interactive. Great for fine motor skill development.
Dr. Panda (Free)
Explore Panda town and uncover fun secrets from the ice cream shop to the attic in your home. This is an adorable interactive game that encourages thinking and problem-solving.
This is a classic game that I used to play when I was a kid. Simply swipe your finger to throw the balls and break the bricks.
This is a good one for mom or dad sitting in the passenger seat too!
Build And Play (Free – $3.34)
Download: Android | Apple
You will be amazed by the toys your little builders can put together in 3D! Balloons, UFOs and planes, cars, bikes and trains, ships, subs or jet ski! Once built they will take you in the air, on the ground or into the sea.
Transformers And Rescue Bots (Free)
Rescue people from disasters with this rescue heroes game. Earn badges as you complete each mission. This is not so much of a learning game but fairly entertaining for the children who like their transformer toys.
This is a swap and match game as well as restoring and decorating a garden. Enjoy garden adventures and make sure to uncover all the secrets this game has to offer.
Subway Surfers (Free)
This is a non-education running game. Run and do not hit any obstacles and get to the finish line!
The Human Body (Paid Subscription)
Download: Android | Apple
Learn anatomy and biology in an interactive model of the human body — the heartbeats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels and more!
This is a great educational app if you want to keep your children’s minds stimulated even while on vacation.
Monument Valley ($5.49)
In Monument Valley, you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.
Hill Climb Racing (Free)
Face the challenges of many unique hill climbing environments. Gain bonuses from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances.
Disney Emoji Blitz (Free)
Collect and play with hundreds of Disney, Pixar and Star Wars emojis like never before in an exciting matching game! Play fast-paced rounds of match-3 to earn prizes, complete missions, and discover new emojis.
Cut The Rope (Free)
Classic cut the rope! Help Om Nom get his candy by cutting the ropes. The levels get more challenging as you go along and this game gets pretty addicting.
But what a great way to keep your child entertained when you are strapped in a car for long periods of time.
Discover how people build, live, and play in skyscrapers. Go up and down, through every floor, and underground.
Spark a blackout, fix a pipe, or clog the toilets. Test your building’s engineering when dinosaurs invade, lightning strikes, or the earthquakes
Netflix (Subscription Required)
You’ll need a paid account to login to the app. Download your favourite episodes or movies to your phone or tablet and watch them without streaming.
To download a show or movie on your Netflix app just follow these steps:
- Open Netflix app (on Wifi)
- Touch the menu button (looks like 3 lines, or a hamburger)
- Touch the “available for download” option
- Tap the download button (arrow with a line under it) on the show you want to download.
To remove a show from your downloads:
- Navigate to your downloads
- Tap the show you want to remove
- Click the big red box with an X on it
This is an easy way to enjoy your favourite shows on the go.
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