I am posting a link to a free iPad app each day which can provide something creative and fun for your child/family to try or explore. The most recent link will be posted at the top.
Popplet – Full version is FREE for a limited time! Design word maps with text and pictures. Simple but very effective!
Pic Collage EDU – FREE for a limited time. Make creative photo collages using your photos or online searching. Add background, text, stickers, and more. One of my favorite apps for the classroom!
Scratch Junior – learn basic block coding to make characters move, jump, sing, and more!
Assembly – create your own designs and logos using shapes and text. Many creative options!
MSQRD – fun and crazy filters for your face to make photos and videos. No login needed!
Tayasui Blocks is FREE until April 9 – create in 3D using colorful blocks!
Toontastic 3D – animate and narrate your own adventures by simply moving the characters with your fingers. Lots of options, totally free!
AR Dominoes – use augmented reality to create your own domino course and then knock it down! Make simple or creative complex designs. No supplies needed and no mess to pick up!
Hello Crayons – this drawing app is perfect for early elementary students with simple textured drawing tools. Note: a few tools require purchase.
GarageBand – this amazing app is filled with ways to create and record music. I’d suggest starting with the Live Loops feature as an easy way to build professional-sounding tunes with beats!
Texting Story – create video conversations of two people/characters texting back and forth. (Create a conversation between two book characters!) Note: there are a few features that require in-app purchases.
Go Noodle Games – this app has fun games that use the camera to get kids moving. Totally free – no in app purchases.
Mega Photo – This app has dozens of fun and crazy effects that you can add to your selfies in both photo and video format. NOTE: some of the effects are paid, so be sure to point this out to your child before using it! This link goes to the iOS version, but also available in other formats.
Tayasui Sketches School -This app lets students draw on their iPads with digital pencil, ink, crayon, watercolor, paint, airbrush, and more! No need for supplies from the craft store and no mess to clean up!
Plum’s Creaturizer – Kids can design a crazy creature, then the app uses augmented reality and you can “place” the creature in a real location and take a photo of it. A great activity to do while on a walk!
Emoji Me Kids – Students can create their own emoji of their faces (or even of everyone in their family). It can be saved as an image (great for profiles or to be added to other projects). It even makes animated emojis.