Android games for kids between the ages of 2-8

7 Android games for kids between the ages of 2-8.

Parents are always on the lookout for fun but educational games for the little ones to keep them busy. Here is 7 kid-friendly Android games that have been handpicked by Divan Stander (12), our Business Development Manager’s son in order to provide parents with quality gaming choices for their kids. Some of these games are educational in nature but rest assured he has picked some game titles that are simply fun for fun’s sake.

Daniel Tiger for Parents

Daniel Tiger for Parents isn’t necessarily something you would give to your kid to play, as it’s more a guide to help parents discuss certain situations with their children in an approachable manner. You simply pick the subject you are looking to cover with your kid to then watch a video or listen to a song about said subject through the app itself. So while Daniel Tiger for Parents may not be a game per se, it still retains a lot of usefulness regarding children thanks to the media contained within. Oh, and be sure to check out the rest of the PBS KIDS apps and games, as they are all honestly monetized and kid-friendly.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAP

Daniel Tiger for Parents empowers parents and caregivers with songs and videos from the hit PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Is your child learning about sharing? Struggling with trying a portion of new food? Working on what to do with mad feelings? Daniel Tiger for Parents has a song for these important social-emotional skills – and many more of life’s little lessons.

Pet Bingo by Duck Duck Moose

Pet Bingo by Duck Duck Moose is an educational math game intended for children between the ages of 5-10. Not only is the title completely free to download and use, but it contains a whole slew of math skills to learn. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurements, and geometry. This way your child should be covered no matter their current learning level. Plus, if you find you would like more content, you can simply check out the rest of Duck Duck Moose’s excellent catalog.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Come watch your child’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division grow with their very own pets. Pet Bingo is a playful game for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade, that is aligned with Common Core State Standards for Math. AGES 5-10.

Llama Spit Spit

If you have seen the free-to-play game Shooty Skies, then you should have a good idea of what to expect out of Llama Spit Spit. Both are a top-down shoot ’em ups. Essentially Llama Spit Spit is a reskin of Shooty Skies, but with the exception that it does not contain any advertisements or in-app purchases. There is also the fact that Nickelodeon created this game for their hit TV show Game Shakers, an American gaming sitcom that many children may be familiar with.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

The spit is on. Defeat hipster enemies as you collect coins, power-ups, and crazy llama costumes. Llama-tastic scores can land you on the leaderboard, so what are you waiting for? Get spitting.

Toca Kitchen 2

Toca Boca is one of those publishers that stick to their guns. Not only are all of their games free of advertisements and in-app purchases, but they are also open-ended and gender-neutral. Their most popular release Toca Kitchen 2 is, in my opinion, a perfect example of their ethical design. It is a fun little cooking game, in the same vein as Cooking Mama, that allows kids to explore any wacky combination of food they can think of, to then serve it to an NPC for humorous results.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

The wildly popular Toca Kitchen is back. With new guests to cook for, more tools to play with and new food combinations to test out, Toca Kitchen 2 invites all chefs to get messy and start playing. Watch the characters react on burning hot sauce, sour lemon and laugh at loud burps. At last but not least, we added more levels of grossness to the characters. Have fun.

PJ Masks: Moonlight Heroes

PJ Masks: Moonlight Heroes is a simple endless runner that any child should be able to grasp. It features the characters Catboy, Gekko, and Owlette from the Disney Junior TV show PJ Masks. These three heroes each have their own unique ability for movement, where one flies, one crawls on walls, and one runs super fast. The meat of the gameplay is all about gaining the highest score through collecting as many orbs as possible. And if endless runners are not your kid’s favorite style of game, then you should check out the rest of Entertainment One’s titles, because just like PJ Masks: Moonlight Heroes they are all free of in-app purchases and advertisements.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Catboy, Gekko, and Owlette are back in this brand new PJ Masks game app. Choose your favorite hero character to play with and journey across the moonlit rooftops, and through the night, collecting as many orbs as you can. But beware of those pesky villains, they’re up to mischief again.

LEGO® Creator Islands – Build, Play & Explore

If you are looking for a game that accurately represents what it’s like to experiment and build with LEGO on an Android device, then you can’t go wrong with LEGO Creator Islands – Build, Play & Explore. Not only is it a fun little building simulator game for boys and girls, but it’s entirely free. As a matter of fact, all of LEGO System A/S’s games are free and lack any kind of advertisement or in-app purchase. Mainly LEGO releases these games as a loss leader to gain interest in their brick sets, but thankfully their games are just as exceptional as their physical toys.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Explore, build and play on different, exotic islands with LEGO Creator sets that you assemble and use on the islands. Build your favorite LEGO Creator houses and cool vehicles like off-road trucks, planes, and boats, collecting bricks with each build to unlock more funny and clever 3-in-1 models, travel to new islands and meet the mini-figures, monkeys, rabbits, cats and other adorable creatures living there.

Road Trip – Endless Driver

Sure, Road Trip – Endless Driver may look like another endless runner, but it is its blocky design and simple swipe controls that really create an engaging experience. Plus you have a ton of different ways to outrageously crash, which should be amusing to most children. There are 33 cars that can be unlocked, and it’s all done through gameplay thanks to the absence of any in-app purchases. This way your kid can play at their own pace without you needing to worry about the game hitting them up to spend your money.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

An endless driving game with insanely realistic crashes. See how far you get before you hit a log truck, golf cart, steam roller or all of the above.

  • Super fast driving, super realistic crashes.
  • 33 different cars, more added all the time.
  • Explosions, people getting out of cars, golf clubs, and lots more stuff happens after you crash.
  • Construction sites, tunnels, intersections and more.
  • Video replays of every crash that can be saved to your gallery, send via text message, posted to Youtube, whatever you want.

 

Trudi Stander
Trudi Stander

Brand Ambassador Development Manager

Trudi Stander, the head of our BLOSS Brand ambassador program is a strong woman who faces life with no fear, fights for what she wants, and don’t care what people say about her. She is a businesswoman and entrepreneur with more than 10 years’ experience in the media industry. She believes that every moment we are alive is precious. Treat it as such and don’t waste a single second. Be brave, and don't be afraid to assert your power in the pursuit of your dreams. Set your goals, and accomplish them, but be kind to yourself. Make things happen without permission.

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