The Android game catalog offers a whole lot more than just a huge variety of titles for teenagers and adults. The youngest members of the household can also have a great time, and in many cases even learn as they do so, thanks to the wide range of children’s games available for smartphones. In fact, some studios are dedicated exclusively to the development of video games for children. Here’s a comprehensive roundup of kid-appropriate titles that we’ve organized according to preschool and school stages.
- 1 Games for preschoolers
- 2 Games for kids ages 6 and up
Games for preschoolers
For little ones, colorful, simple, and eye-catching games are key. You’ll want to look for titles with a simple gameplay that don’t require any complicated explanations. Most games explain how they work through audio, so it’s not necessary to read or follow any instructions.
Pokémon Playhouse is one of the best games for children under three. It’s a basic app that lets you feed your Pokémon, make them play in the yard, and clean them up when they get dirty. It has graphic explanations and basically, all you have to do is drag and drop objects to do anything, or grab the object the image tells you to.
It gives you adorable versions of the Pokémon characters you already know and love. You can do puzzles, listen to stories, or simply explore the house and get to know all the baby Pokémon in their rooms. [Download]
Baby Panda’s Animal Farm
Any of the games from BabyBus and Baby Panda are a good option if you’re looking for simple and colorful games for preschoolers. In this title, you’ll have to help the panda take care of all the farm animals and sell products at the market.
You’ll have to raise, sell, and take care of animals. You can access new levels as you sell items in the store and buy new settings with coins. This will give you access to chickens, sheep, and cows. You’ll have to clean them if they’re dirty, shear the sheep, and milk the cow. [Download]
Baby Panda’s Dinosaur Planet
Another good option from Baby Panda is Dinosaur Planet. Dinos are always a kid favorite and here, they can take care of them, hatch eggs to get up to 10 different species of dinosaurs, and then play with them. It’s a children’s game that’s packed with basic minigames that are perfect for kids of all ages.
Aside from the games, Baby Panda also explains everything about each one of the species of dinosaurs. It gives you a brief encyclopedia of dinosaurs that explains what the prehistoric creatures ate, what they’re called, and more. [Download]
Masha and the Bear
In this game from Masha and the Bear for preschoolers, you have to take care of all the animals. The first thing you’ll see when you open the app is a carousel with sick animals and each one of them needs specific treatment.
You’ll have to treat each one of the animals, clean wounds, pull out thorns, etc. For each animal you treat, you’ll receive an award and new medicine that you can use on future patients. [Download]
PAW Patrol Rescue World
Of course, you can’t have a list of children’s games without the PAW Patrol making an appearance. In PAW Patrol Rescue World, children have to steer different cars driven by Nickelodeon’s most famous pups. To do this, you’ll just slide your finger over different areas of the road to control your vehicle. The simplicity of the control system means that any child can have fun while completing all the tracks and unlocking new rewards. [Download]
Pinkfong Baby Shark
It’s been years since Baby Shark became a household name and turned into one of those children’s songs that will never go out of style. There are plenty of Android games that feature the most famous baby shark in the ocean as the main character. However, Pinkfong Baby Shark is one of the most complete titles you can find thanks to the large number of minigames and options it offers. Your little ones will have a blast while they sing, color virtual drawings, match cards or burst bubbles together with this adorable little character. [Download]
Piano Kids – Music & Songs
In Piano Kids – Music & Songs, even the smallest children are able to use a colorful piano and press the keys nonstop, without any limits. Throughout different categories of minigames, your little ones can learn new sounds while humming along with songs or adapting the pitch of each note. The app provides an endless number of sounds to help your little ones develop their musical skills. [Download]
Baby Games for kindergarten kids
Here’s another title that’s jam-packed with minigames to ensure your kids have a great time playing. All of these challenges are adapted for children under 5 years old, so you’ll hardly have to pay attention to colors or shapes to solve each puzzle. This way, preschoolers will be able to learn basic concepts almost without even realizing it. [Download]
Games for kids ages 6 and up
Vlad and Nikita
The brothers Vladislav Vashketov and Nikita Vashketov, better known as Vlad and Niki, have several fun games for Android. This game from the popular YouTube duo will teach small children how to go shopping at the grocery store. In it, it’s important to stick closely to the list in order to fill the shopping cart with the required items. The game also serves as an educational tool for kids to learn how to pay for their groceries at the checkout. [Download]
Miraculous Puzzle Hero
The success of the famous animated series “Miraculous: The Adventures of Ladybug” has led Ladybug, Cat Noir and their friends to make the leap to the world of children’s games. One of the most outstanding ones, due to its dynamic mechanics, is Miraculous Puzzle Hero. In this title, you’ll have to burst bubbles to free every street in Paris from all the dangers that are lurking around the French capital. Also, in each game, you’ll come across many of the main characters and settings from the beloved animated series. [Download]
Frozen Free Fall
Here we have a classic puzzle game with a theme from the movie Frozen. You just have to connect the pieces that match and unlock levels as you go. It’s a lot like the popular Candy Crush, but with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. Plus, in each level, you’ll have the help from one of the characters from the movie, and all of them have special abilities that will help you complete the levels when things get tricky. [Download]
Star Wars: Puzzle Droids
This game is similar to the last one, but with a different theme. Instead of Elsa and Anna, you’ll have BB-8, Finn, and Rey to accompany you in this Candy Crush-style game. In Star Wars: Puzzle Droids, BB-8 has lost his memory and you have to complete levels to get back his memories and explore scenes from the movies or key moments, alongside the other well-known characters.
You just have to match like-colored gems to collect them and complete levels. There are special pieces that will help you get rid of more gems with a single move. You’ll find over 50 different levels and it’s perfect for all ages or anyone who loves Candy Crush. [Download]
Toca Kitchen 2
Here’s a game for the little ones who love cooking. The two installments of Toca Kitchen are titles for children where you’ll have to feed each one of your guests. All of them will have a favorite food that you’ll have to prepare to make them happy.
You’ll be able to cut, cook, fry or add salt and pepper to the food. The most important thing in Toca Kitchen 2 is to experiment with cooking and make sure your guests are happy. [Download]
Angry Birds POP Bubble Shooter
Here’s a classic Bubble Shooter with an Angry Birds theme. You’ll have to use a slingshot with colored balls to connect three or more like-colored balls and make them explode. To pass the level, you’ll have to clear all the balls from the screen by shooting at them and making the three pigs fall.
In this Angry Birds game, you’ll also have birds (obviously) and you’ll see pigs that you have to shoot at with the slingshot when necessary. It’s a classic game for all ages, but the Angry Birds theme makes it especially attractive. Plus, there are hundreds of levels available. [Download]
Angry Birds Star Wars II
Any of the classics from Rovio are good options if you’re looking for a good game for kids to be able to play for hours, a simple gameplay, tons of levels, and attractive themes.
This Star Wars themed-game lets you use characters like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker to knock down the structures. Each character has special abilities but the gameplay is similar to any other game from Rovio. [Download]
Where’s my Water? 2
Where’s My Water 2 is one of the best games for the young and young at heart. It’s a game where you have to make the water reach Swampy so he can take a shower. To do this, you have to dig paths in the ground to guide the water to the shower without losing any along the way.
There are over a hundred levels, obstacles and challenges, but Where’s My Water 2 is an ideal game for anyone, child or adult alike. Its simple gameplay only requires you to use one finger, but will make you think in each level. [Download]
Cut the Rope: Magic
Another adorable game for kids is Cut the Rope, in any one of its versions. Cut the Rope: Magic is a game that’s even more eye-catching and attractive than the previous versions, even though it has the same goal: to get the candy to Om Nom no matter what obstacle is in your way. In this version of Cut the Rope, there are all sorts of magic elements that will help you convert Om Nom into animals with special abilities, for example.
This game has a hundred different levels that will have you hooked for hours. Plus, it has some fantastic, colorful graphics, animations, and characters. [Download]
Translated by Sarah Odebralski