Top 9 free Android apps & games for young kids!

I have spent a lot of time browsing the Android market for just the right kind of games and apps that I think my kids will enjoy. I have installed and uninstalled a lot of different apps and will list for you today the ones that have remained on my Droid for my kids. My kids are all under 5 years old, so while there are some other cool games and apps out there, these ones have shown to be the best thus far. Note: when I say best, I mean the ones that have held their attention the longest. 🙂

Basket Ball Lite
So this is a cool game for adults as well, but my boy has a good time trying to get the ball in the basket.

Kidroid Demo
This app lets you match images, text and audio. Since it is a demo, you are limited to the items you can match, but it lasts about as long as my kids attention span.

Light Racer 3D Basic
This one is another game that is great for adults, but my kids like playing this one. They crash almost immediately, but I think they like the cool sounds.

Raging Thunder Light & Wave Blazer Lite
This is another game that is cool for both adults and kids. Great for the kids though as they can play it by just holding the phone and tilting to steer.

Solo Lite
A cool little virtual guitar. My kids love just opening it up and making music!

Trace Blast FREE
Another demo app, but is really cool. This one lets you trace letters, shapes, pictures or you can create your own template to trace. This is great for helping my kids learn how to write their letters and numbers.

This app doesn’t hold the kids attention for long, but is a place they can go and draw stuff in different colors and erase.

Zebra Paint
Saved the best for last! This one has been the favorite by far. This is basically a coloring book. Your kids can pick the picture they want to color, then pick a color from the color palette, and then touch a shape to fill in that shape with the chosen color.

If you know of any others that you have found that you would like to share, please list them below in the comments section.

  • Carisa Kluver

    Check out this new kid's app: Dash & Ditto's Playground Free…playgrou…

    It's a 7-in-1 game pack with beautiful hand drawn graphics and fun gameplay for kids up to 10-ish, or the young at heart. It includes: Hopscotch, Tic-Tac-Toe, School Bus Driving Game, Whack-a-Gopher, Feed/Catch & Make 'em Dance Baby Bunny Game, Jump Rope and a cute one-hole mini-golf game. My little boy loves this game pack that his dad developed with young children in mind, including pre-readers.

  • JWNic

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    An absolute MUST HAVE app if you have young kids. Basically it locks all buttons unless you touch the four corners in clockwise order. Even if your youngin' turns off the power, when they (or you) turn it back on, this program comes back up immediately.
    You can still receive phone calls/messages when your kids are playing with this, but if you have your ringer volume turned up you can just take the phone from them for a second to answer or reject it (depending on how big of a fit your child has when you take it)! 🙂

  • sweetypie

    Our baby loves watching pictures with babies and there is a very cute game for Android “Happy Baby Faces” I just found recently. It is so nice that phone keys are locked so I can just hang the phone to my son and do not worry that he will launch something else or make a call 🙂 and the best part I can upload our pictures as well, so he can recognize his parents, grandpa and grandma and his buddies. Rattles is a great idea too!

  • I suggest that you could choose games which are very educational for your kids for their mental ability development. There are cool games and at the same time are educational that could help your kids improve their skills.

  • Jubay

    a nice app for kids, 3d Easter bunny, very cute and interactive.
    my kid can't get enough of it!:)

  • Jonny_g78

    Thanks for taking the time to write this x

  • The phase of education is fast changing in the present days, and the emerging of various iPhone Apps and Android Apps has led to more sophisticated mobile application development completely changing the conventional way of education. Parents should not only let their kids play android games but also educational android games.

  • Kelly

    The game Twinkled has just been released and is great for kids – simple but original.

  • You might want to check out the latest Kids app on android market – “KIDS Opedia”.
    It is pretty comprehensive with more than 25 categories and 500 items. The quiz and reports are really useful to track the kids progress. The graphics and functionality is awesome.

  • The racing games for kids have been specially designed keeping in mind the capability, learning curve, and the reaction time that they can deliver.

  • handril

    thank so much for this information

  • Howard

    I just released a great game for kids and the graphics are just as good as Angry Birds. The game is called Flu Panic and its free.

    Please check it out:…..

  • Both my babies love this game… 

  • Monic

    My kids love this app coloring. It also has educational content. I recommend it.

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