5 Outdoor and Adventure Apps for Kids

5 Outdoor and Adventure Apps for Kids

My kids love being outdoors and exploring. But they also love to have a little screen time when they’re allowed and learn more about the world around them that they can’t yet explore.

I searched for some great apps that would keep them excited about exploring their world.

These 5 outdoor and adventure apps for kids are the perfect way to bring the outdoors to life and further my kids interest in the outdoors.

5 Outdoor and Adventure Apps for Kids

Wild Kratts World Adventure (paid) – Through 30 levels of game play, WILD KRATTS World Adventure helps build key skills and encourages science inquiry. With the app, children ages 4 to 8 can tilt and tap their way through games that help them learn how different animals live and adapt to their habitats.

Earth Day Carol (free) – Teach your kids about Earth Day by reading a story about how too much plastic can damage our environment. The story Earth Day Carol is based on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, and Plastic Bottle Scrooge is being haunted by the ghosts of plastic past, plastic present, and plastic future. Your kids will love learning about how they can help the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Plum Landing (free) – follow the adventures of Plum, a video game designer from the desolate Planet Blorb, who longs to experience nature. This cross-platform, digital adventure is designed to engage kids ages 6-9 in environmental science by using animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an app.

The free app, Plum’s Photo Hunt, is an educational photo-taking and sharing app designed to motivate kids to go outdoors and interact with nature. Kids can grab their friends and iDevice and head outdoors to complete more than 36 different missions. Plum’s Photo Hunt allows kids to learn and discover more in their own backyard!

Geocaching (free/paid) – Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. With more than 1.75 million geocaching adventures around the world, there’s likely one near you right now!

National Parks ($0.99 per park) – Explore 25 of the most visited national parks through beautiful photographs, visitor information, and maps with the National Parks app. Each park information download comes with local time, weather, how to get there, when to go, where to stay (or camp!), and a custom stamp that you can collect at each park. This app allows you to save your favorites, access to photography tips from the National Geographic pros, and more!

What are your kids favorite outdoor and adventure apps?

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  1. Great list! My 4 year old loves Wild Kratts so I am going to have to get that app for him. We don’t have many adventure / outdoor ones. I have also read about geocaching and it sounds fun!

  2. The Geocaching and the National Parks apps look great. We would definitely try them out.

  3. Great suggestions. I have read from a number of people how much fun geocaching is.

  4. My kids would love most of these. Thanks for the recs. They are always looking for new apps.

  5. Geocaching is so much fun and I do like that National Parks app. I’ll have to check out these others. Thanks!

  6. My kids love to geocache so we will check that app and the others out. THANKS!

  7. SUCH great ideas for exploring nature and being outdoorsy with your kids! Love love love this post!

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