20121019 171741 The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning

This is the second of our articles on our top Halloween App picks. The first covers Halloween book apps. This time we are focusing on Halloween apps that are fun or educational or both.

First Words Halloween by Learning Touch. This app by Learning Touch is for pre-readers to learn letter recognition with fun animations and sound effects. This app features bright illustrations and entertaining sounds focused on a Halloween theme and includes objects and costumes such as a witch, hat, pumpkin and many more. [Here is our full review]

mzl.nmfgxndb The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning First Words Halloween by Learning Touch LLC
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 4, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5s, iPhone5, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadMini, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone 3GS, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI
Size: 11.53 MB

$1.99USD

Build A Scare by Brett. In this cute app you get to build your own monster and then turn him into a jigsaw puzzle. You start by picking a background and a body. Then for arms, legs, noses, eyes, ears/horns, and mouths you spin a spinner to see how many parts you can add e.g. 3 noses, then you pick the noses from a selection of ten different ones. Once you have made your monster you can save him to your photo roll, make a puzzle from him (with 3 difficulty levels), make a new monster or make a jigsaw out of any picture in you photo library. Very bright colorful graphics make cheerful friendly monsters. This app can be enjoyed from toddlers up through elementary school age.,

mzm.gsymzmuy The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Build a Scare HD by Brett Latimer
Category: Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen
Size: 84.84 MB

$0.99USD

Spooky Groove Created by Twiny Vine Apps, this app is “spooktacular” and promises musical Halloween delight. It is a musical game app which allows the user to tap on a variety of objects in a Halloween themed background using the objects as instruments including: pumpkins, gravestones, a witch’s hat, a boiling cauldron and five instruments. The user can turn on and off various lights as well as find hidden objects within the scene. Aimed at children age 3 and older. [Here is our full review]

mzl.tjgeblap The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Spooky Groove by Jill Pestka
Category: Games, Music, Music
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini, iPadMini4G
Size: 24.22 MB

$0.99USD

Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamigo. If you love telling spooky stories, especially over Halloween, you’ll love Spooky Story Dice. Featuring realistic dice sounds and images, you roll the dice to generate different ideas for a scary story. This app is great for all ages and you don’t need to be able to read to play but you do need an imagination!

mzl.qouhqmya The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamingo
Category: Education, Games, Dice, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5c, iPadMini4G, iPhone4S, iPadMini, iPad WiFi, iPhone 4, iPadFourthGen, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5s, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen
Size: 12.78 MB

$0.99USD

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp by Campfire Apps. Aimed at children aged 2 – 6 this app is a “find a hidden object” app where you have a flashlight controlled by your fingertip and you must find a variety of objects within the app. My son loves playing with this app and it helps practice fine motor skills, search and find, matching as well as having the “spooky” component to it, but is not too scary.

mzm.yhswrsso The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Henry's Spooky Headlamp by Campfire Apps, LLC.
Category: Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5s, iPhone5, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 4, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5c, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone4S, iPad WiFi
Size: 36.55 MB

$0.99USD

Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios. Aimed at children aged 2 – 99 this app is an adorable way to practice physics while also practicing our counting skills, trajectory (ghost bounces) and having fun at the same time. This app goes from easy levels to more progressively difficult and you may find that younger children have a difficult time with the higher levels. Even as a parent, I enjoy this one! [Here is our full review]

mzl.mpjuhkww The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Educational, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen, iPad 3G, iPadMini4G, iPadMini
Size: 25.87 MB

$0.99USD

Casper’s Scare School: Costume Closet by Mindshapes. Aimed at children 3-6 years, this app will help strengthen the users short-term memory and introduce them to memory recall, object recognition, sorting and grouping by mixing and matching a variety of costumes for Casper and his friends, Mantha and Ra, to dress up in. They can be anything from Frankenstein or a Fairy to a hairy Werewolf and all spooky things in between! [Here is our full review]

mzl.pflxmsax The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Casper Scare School - Costume Closet by Mindshapes Limited
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5c, iPad 3G, iPhone, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5s, iPod-touch-with-mic, iPhone5, iPadMini, iPhone 3GS, iPadMini4G, iPod-touch, iPad WiFi, iPhone4S, iPhone 4, iPhone-3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 2 3G
Size: 36.63 MB

$1.99USD

Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca. In this monster version of Toca Kitchen, children will love to cook and feed the monsters while they watch the monsters play and mess around with the food! There are the usual kitchen appliances and food can be seasoned, cut, boiled, fried, microwaved, blended or prepared in any combination of these methods. Children can explore what food each monster like or hate and the preferred way of food preparation while learning about the simple science of cooking and food vocabulary. There is even a vegetarian food option. [Here is our full review]

mzl.ciwsbinc The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5c, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad WiFi, iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5, iPhone5s, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone4S, iPhone 3GS, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G
Size: 55.95 MB

$FREE

Coloring Pages – Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires By Weiner Family Studios. is a cute coloring book app with monsters, ghosts and vampires. You use the app like a coloring page and then you can save your images to the camera roll, look at older versions of the same picture while being able to share them with others. A delightful twist on a spooky (but not scary) classic coloring book.

mzl.jnvvsnri The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Coloring Pages - Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires by Weiner Family Studios
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadMini, iPhone 4, iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPhone5c, iPod-touch-with-mic, iPadThirdGen, iPhone 3GS, iPhone5, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone-3G, iPhone5s, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G
Size: 9.44 MB

$1.99USD

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds. This puzzle app contains 15 different Halloween themed puzzles which are are accompanied by Halloween sound effects and children saying “Trick or Treat”. The pictures are cute not scary (for instance the ghost costume comes apart to show the child underneath the costume). There is a baby mode where the puzzle puts itself together and 2 levels of difficulty- with rotation of pieces on or off. Suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. iPhone version also available.

mzl.jgnpshkc The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds
Category: Education, Games, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 3G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini
Size: 26.79 MB

$1.99USD

I SPY Spooky Mansion HD by Scholastic. Classic ISPY game where you hunt for hidden objects all over a spooky mansion, you can zoom in and out to look for details. Good for elementary school age children, my son has had hours of fun with this app. There is also an iPhone version available (99c)

mzl.woekuyas The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad by Scholastic Inc.
Category: Games, Education, Family, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 3G, iPadMini, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen4G
Size: 122.65 MB

$3.99USD

LEGO® Halloween Creationary by The Lego Group. In this free app you throw the dice to choose the category then race against the clock to pick which one of four spooky Lego models s being built. You can get up to 15 turns to aim for your highest score, but as soon as you guess wrongly you lose your turn.

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Tricks and Treats HD by Notus Games.This is a Halloween themed app that will appeal to parents and older children. It is a classic match three type game but all the pieces are Halloween themed, the background story is about getting ready for a Halloween party, and the app is accompanied by Halloween music. there are 100 levels and when playing the game you earn gold and silver coins which you can use to decorate the haunted house or to buy power ups (these are all bought using coins earned in the app not using actual money). The premium version contains no in app purchases, there is also a free app which allows you to lay some levels – that has an IAP for the full game. Suitable for the whole family from elementary school age up.

mzl.mxirgltr The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Tricks And Treats HD (Premium) by Notus Games Ltd
Category: Games, Action, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen, iPad 3G, iPadMini
Size: 82.41 MB

$6.99USD

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents® magazine. With this FREE app you can pick and carve your Jack-o-Lantern with no knives required ! Choose from a variety of pumpkins, then “carve” your pattern or choose from a variety of wacky eyes, noses, and mouths. You can save your creation to your camera roll or share it.

mzm.zrtnmpgc The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine by Resolute Digital, LLC
Category: Entertainment, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone5, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5s, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone 3GS, iPadFourthGen, iPad WiFi, iPhone5c, iPhone 4, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone4S, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone-3G, iPadMini4G, iPod-touch-with-mic, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G
Size: 17.98 MB

$FREE

iLuv Drawing Monsters by Learn with Fun Apps. With this app your child can learn how to draw 20 different monsters by following step by step directions. They can choose from a selection of different backgrounds and decorate it with stickers too. Using the iLuv drawing apps is great for increasing their confidence in their ability to draw, learning new drawing skills and it improves their on paper drawing skills too.

mzm.nddmbslm The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning iLuv Drawing Monsters HD - Learn how to draw 20 cute monsters step by step! by MyVijan LLC
Category: Games, Entertainment, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPadMini, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 3G
Size: 45.79 MB

$1.99USD

Eye Paint by Curious Hat. With this new FREE app you can use your creative side to produce some fun Halloween pictures. The app includes a choice of seven different pictures to color. These are fun, cartoon- like renditions of traditional Halloween pictures such as a witch, bats, and a ghost. You can use your iPad or iPhone camera to find the right color for a section you want to color in. You can also use your camera to create the background for the picture – so the ghost could be in your living room or the witch next to your child. The brush feature gives you more creative possibilities by letting you just use your camera image in the area you draw with the paintbrush.

mzl.alwdcabx The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning EyePaint Monsters by Curious Hat
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4, iPadMini, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 3GS, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadThirdGen, iPhone4S, iPad WiFi, iPad 3G, iPadMini4G, iPhone5, iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen4G
Size: 49.96 MB

$FREE

Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this new app your children can practice addition and subtraction of Halloween clad monkey’s, opposites such as stop/go, on/off, open/close, and touching a variety of objects within the room.  Reading and Singing using word highlighting to encourage early pre-reading skills.  Fun interactive elements include a candy surprise, a friendly spider, Halloween costumes on the characters as well as a dancing skeleton.

mzl.ajrhxzmg The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD by LoeschWare
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen4G
Size: 18.12 MB

$1.99USD