Want to inject a little Halloween fun into your app collection? Here are seven freaky apps to get you started:
Millie's Book of Tricks and Treats. Whether your child loves Millie-themed apps or has never seen one before, she is sure to love the canine sweetness of this app that lets kids follow Millie from "door to door" to see if she will get a trick or treat. Spoiler: most of her treats involve bacon. Kids will also like the scratch-off photo on each screen that reveals Millie in various adorable Halloween costumes. (Free for iPhone, iPad)
ILuv Drawing Monsters. This creative iPad drawing app is a clever and fun way for kids to get into the Halloween spirit while playing a game. Kids can customize their drawings by adding their own touches, choosing crazy color schemes, and even adding text. And it's not gory or gruesome, so even the littlest kids will enjoy creating their own spooky monsters. ($.99 for iPad)
MotionMaze Trick or Treat. Does your little goblin need a little exercise? This app will have him scrambling around on a motion-activated maze to reach a pumpkin. Works on your iPhone or iPad, though you may not want to have your kiddos clambering around the house with your iPad. (Free for iPhone, iPad)
Monster Puzzle Pro. This app contains 3,000 levels of puzzles that are at first glance similar to "Hot Gems" or "Bejeweled," but require a bit more strategy as you are only given a certain number of moves to complete. The easy level is great for K-2 kids while the harder levels will challenge most adults. ($.99 for iPhone,iPad)
Halloween math apps. It's only the second month of school, and my kids are already burned out on flashcards, worksheets, and even computer games that are supposed to teach them math. But add a few goblins and ghouls and I found that I was able to reinvigorate their interest in practicing. My first-grader loved Halloween Addition while my fourth-grader worked on some basics in Halloween Multiplication. Both apps are $.99 for iPhone and iPad. Another good math app for younger kids is Giggle Ghosts (free, iPhone, iPad) where toddlers can practice counting.