5 free Christmas apps for kids

Kinderling News & Features

It doesn’t take much for kids to be excited for Christmas. The sparkling decorations, the idea of Santa and the promise of presents are all sufficient to tantalise their imaginations.

But to add a little extra to the wonderful spirit of the season, download these free apps for kids to have a play with ahead of the celebrations.

1. Portable North Pole

Kids often worry if Santa will really show up on Christmas Eve, so put their fears to rest with a personalised message from the man himself direct from the North Pole. Portable North Pole allows you to receive video messages and calls from Father Christmas using your child’s name, see their photo in their big book, play fun games and more.

There are premium options too for a small price and five per cent of all proceeds go to hospitals around the world; including The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

2. Message from Santa!

Make and receive personalised calls to Father Christmas via the Message from Santa! app which is guaranteed to amaze any tiny tots. You can also report naughty children through the automated voicemail system. Also very handy for all those parents looking for ways to keep their little monkeys in line.

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3. Google Santa tracker

Here’s one for the super impatient kids! The Google Santa Tracker will allow your kids to watch the Christmas Eve countdown timer and play games with elves in jetpacks, rolling gumballs, rocket powered sleighs and more. Then once the Christmas Eve hits they can follow Santa as he makes his way around the world – nifty!

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4. Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift

Imagine how much fun your children will have shaving Santa’s beard or cutting, growing, colouring or blow drying his hair. With Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift they can give Santa or Topzy the Christmas Tree a hilarious new do and then save photos of their creations. Brilliant!

5. Elf Yourself

This one’s an oldie but a goodie. The super popular Elf Yourself app lets you literally ‘elf’ yourself by uploading your photo on a cartoon elf to create a cute personalised video you can then share on email or social media. You can also elf other family members or friends for group videos. Super silly but tons of fun – perfect for littlies and for sending to the grandparents.

This article was originally published on Babyology.