20131017 124502 The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013

We first published this list in October 2013 and have updated it to include some new favorites. In this selection you will find educational apps and apps that are just for fun. The apps include ones that word on spelling, early maths, puzzles, dot-to-dot, hidden objects, music, coloring,  and drawing. we have included many free and low-priced apps. Also check out our Favorite Halloween Book Apps.

Room on The Broom Games by Magic Light Pictures. This delightful app is a collection of mini-games suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children. It is based on the award winning book “Room on the Broom” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The app is accompanied by peaceful background music, but Axel’s beautiful illustrations are really the star of the show. For fans of Room on the Broom this is a must-have app, and those not familiar with the book will enjoy it too – and may be tempted to get the book or the movie! This app is a great choice for a non-scary Halloween themed app. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Room on the Broom Games – Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

mzl.ewcjquhm The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Room on the Broom: Games by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone 4, iPhone4S, iPadMini, iPhone5, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5s, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen4G
Size: 148.4 MB

$4.99USD

iLuv Drawing Halloween by Learn with Fun Apps. With this app your child can learn how to draw 14 Halloween characters by following step by step directions. Included in the app are a vampire, mummy, pumpkin, owl, bat, zombie, ghost, devil, skeleton and mummy and more. 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.

Download here: iLuv Drawing Halloween HD – learn how to draw halloween characters step by step – MyVijan LLC

mzl.gbykyqhu The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 iLuv Drawing Halloween HD - learn how to draw halloween characters step by step by MyVijan LLC
Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 3G, iPad WiFi, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G
Size: 56.11 MB

$1.99USD

My Beastly ABC’s by Duncan Studios. My Beastly ABC’s by Duncan Studios is a delightfully designed ABC app designed to teach and entertain children with an interactive storybook format featuring vibrant illustrations and animations that children and their parents will love. The interactive story features a little boy who goes from morning when he gets up on the “wrong side of the bed” and his beastly adventures throughout the day with a variety of mythical creatures on every page in alphabetical order. The app is narrated or “performed” by the well-known British actor Jim Dale, who has narrated all seven books in the Harry Potter series. [Here is our full review]

Download here: My Beastly ABCs – Duncan Studio

mzl.aurzleuu The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 My Beastly ABCs by Duncan Studio
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen4G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone5s, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen, iPhone5c, iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen, iPhone 4, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone 3GS, iPhone5, iPadMini4G, iPad 3G
Size: 388.31 MB

$2.99USD

Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studios. Educational and entertaining, this beautifully done app will sharpen children’s mathematical skills as they explore Mystery Math Town and get acquainted with it’s fascinating residents and learning at the same time. This app is geared toward elementary school age children and practices addition, subtraction and multiplication. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Mystery Math Town – Artgig Studio

mzl.qsafwixa The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studio
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Strategy
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 WiFI, iPad WiFi, iPad 2 3G, iPadMini, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G
Size: 293.65 MB

$2.99USD

Toontastic by LaunchPad Toys. Toontastic is a fun creative storytelling tool. Children can use it to create their own spooky Halloween cartoons using characters in the app or ones they create themselves. It comes in 2 versions – Toontastic Free, which has in-app purchases for additional character sets and creative tools,  and Toontastic All Access which includes all the characters and tools. Your child can upload their finished cartoons to the ToonTube to share with family and friends. Check out our great Toontastic Halloween competition. [Here is our full review of Toontastic All Access]

Download here: Toontastic: FREE – Launchpad Toys

mzl.ovvxybkb The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Toontastic by Launchpad Toys
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini4G, iPadMini, iPad 3G
Size: 680.87 MB

$FREE

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]

Download here:Giggle Ghosts – Busy Bee Studios

mzl.mpjuhkww The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Educational, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPadMini4G, iPad WiFi, iPad 3G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen
Size: 25.87 MB

$0.99USD

Plume’s School Halloween  by Mathilde Lemee is about Plume and her friends as they learn words related to Halloween. The app practices vocabulary, practicing ABCs, fine motor skills through drag and drop, memory skills by matching a written word to an image. The app is available in English and French and is geared to children from preschool through early elementary school.

Download here: Plume’s school – Halloween – HD – for 2-7 years old – Mathilde Lemee

mzl.fubbgyfq The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Plume's school - Halloween - HD - for 2-7 years old by Mathilde Lemee
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone4S, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPad 3G, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadMini, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5, iPod Touch (3. Gen.)
Size: 22.23 MB

$FREE

Eye Paint Monsters by Curious Hat. With this FREE app you can use your creative side to produce some fun Halloween pictures, including monsters, bats, a ghost and a witch. The app includes pictures by artist Francesco Chiacchio. These are fun, cartoon- like renditions and 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 monster could be in your living room or the ghost sitting 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.

Download here:EyePaint Monsters – Curious Hat

mzl.alwdcabx The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 EyePaint Monsters by Curious Hat
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPhone 3GS, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 4, iPhone5s, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 3G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadMini, iPhone5c, iPhone5, iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone4S
Size: 49.96 MB

$FREE

Halloween Heroes – Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids by Yogome. Want to celebrate Halloween in a green way ? This app from Yogome encourages children to think green, it has 5 fun Halloween themed mini-games which all involve sorting recyclables. It also contains tips for a greener Halloween and Halloween crafts from recycled and re-purposed materials.
Download here:Halloween Heroes – Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids – Yogome, Inc

mzl.qkspdiej The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Halloween Heroes - Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids by Yogome, Inc
Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini4G, iPhone 4, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPhone5, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone5s, iPhone4S, iPhone5c, iPad WiFi, iPad 3G, iPod Touch (4. Gen.)
Size: 45 MB

$FREE

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]
Download here:First Words Halloween – Learning Touch

mzl.nmfgxndb The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 First Words Halloween by Learning Touch LLC
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5c, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini, iPhone5s, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4S, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone 4, iPadFourthGen4G
Size: 11.53 MB

$1.99USD

Build A Scare by BrettIn 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.

Download here:Build a Scare HD – Brett Latimer

mzm.gsymzmuy The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Build a Scare HD by Brett Latimer
Category: Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini, iPad 2 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]

Download here: Spooky Groove – Jill Pestka

mzl.tjgeblap The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Spooky Groove by Jill Pestka
Category: Games, Music, Music
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen, 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!

Download here:Spooky Story Dice – Thinkamingo

mzl.qouhqmya The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamingo
Category: Education, Games, Dice, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5c, iPhone 3GS, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone 4, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPadMini, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 3G, iPhone4S, iPhone5s, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini4G
Size: 12.78 MB

$0.99USD

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp by Campfire AppsAimed 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.

Download here:Henry’s Spooky Headlamp – Campfire Apps, LLC.

mzm.yhswrsso The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Henry's Spooky Headlamp by Campfire Apps, LLC.
Category: Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad WiFi, iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini
Size: 36.55 MB

$0.99USD

Casper 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]

Download here:Casper Scare School – Costume Closet – Mindshapes Limited

mzl.pflxmsax The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Casper Scare School - Costume Closet by Mindshapes Limited
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5s, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5c, iPod-touch-with-mic, iPhone 3GS, iPadFourthGen, iPhone-3G, iPhone4S, iPhone, iPadThirdGen, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 2 WiFI, iPad WiFi, iPad 2 3G, iPod-touch, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone5, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPadMini
Size: 36.63 MB

$1.99USD

Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca. In this FREE 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]

Download here:Toca Kitchen Monsters – Toca Boca AB

mzl.ciwsbinc The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5c, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone4S, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 2 3G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPadFourthGen, iPhone5s, iPad 3G
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.

Download here:Coloring Pages – Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires – Weiner Family Studios

mzl.jnvvsnri The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 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 iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone4S, iPhone-3G, iPhone5, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone 4, iPadThirdGen4G, iPod-touch-with-mic, iPad 3G, iPhone5s, iPhone 3GS, iPadMini4G, iPad WiFi, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen, iPad 2 3G
Size: 9.44 MB

$1.99USD

Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls by Scott Adelman

This Halloween puzzle app contains 12 different Halloween themed jigsaw puzzles. For each puzzle you can vary the number of pieces- 9,12, 16, 20 or 24 pieces, and switch the background picture and piece outlines on or off. The pictures are colorful, friendly images based on the Halloween theme such as dancing ghosts or children trick or treating. Completing the puzzle triggers an animation. A free lite version is also available.

Download here:Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls – Scott Adelman

mzl.hrantadb The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls - Education Edition by Scott Adelman Apps Inc
Category: Games, Education, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPhone 4, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5c, iPadThirdGen, iPadFourthGen, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone5s, iPadMini, iPhone4S, iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad WiFi, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPadMini4G
Size: 47.9 MB

$1.99USD

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds. This puzzle app is suitable for very young children, it contains 15 different Halloween themed shaped “wood 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 and preschoolers. iPhone version also available.

Download here:Wood Puzzle Halloween HD – Tropisounds

mzl.jgnpshkc The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds
Category: Education, Games, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 3G, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadThirdGen, iPad 3G, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI
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.

Download here:I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad – Scholastic Inc.

mzl.woekuyas The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad by Scholastic Inc.
Category: Games, Education, Family, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPad 2 3G, iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen
Size: 122.65 MB

$3.99USD

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.

Download here: Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine – Resolute Digital, LLC

mzm.zrtnmpgc The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine by Resolute Digital, LLC
Category: Entertainment, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPadFourthGen, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone 3GS, iPad WiFi, iPhone 4, iPod-touch-with-mic, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPhone-3G, iPadMini, iPad 2 3G, iPod Touch (3. Gen.), iPodTouchFifthGen, iPhone5s, iPadFourthGen4G, iPad 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPhone4S, iPod Touch (4. Gen.), iPhone5
Size: 17.98 MB

$FREE

Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this 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.
Download here:Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD – LoeschWare

mzl.ajrhxzmg The iMums Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013 Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD by LoeschWare
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 3G, iPadThirdGen, iPad WiFi, iPadMini4G, iPad 3G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadFourthGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadMini
Size: 18.12 MB

$1.99USD


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