Smart Apps For Android: Top 10 Apps For Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks (best Android apps for kids)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Top 10 Apps For Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks (best Android apps for kids)


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year: the gatherings, the feasting, the thankfulness. We have put together this list of apps about Thanksgiving and being thankful that also include apps that teach manners. Gathering with family and friends for celebratory meals can be a rude reminder of how important it is to teach our children manners!

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BB - Give Thanks

How could we have a Thanksgiving app list without a Berenstain Bears app? This interactive storybook app tells the story of Papa, sister and brother delivering some furniture to Farmer Ben who makes payment in the form of a turkey. The intention is to serve the turkey up for Thanksgiving dinner, but sister becomes quite attached to Squanto the turkey. A good app to launch into discussions about where our food comes from, being thankful, dealing with loss, helping others and of course, the Thanksgiving tradition. With 36 unique illustrations, this is quite a long story and could be made into two separate books.

   $3.99                                   $3.99                                    $3.99
Get it on Google Play     Available on Amazon Appstore     Barnes & Noble Nook

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Tufties Good Manners Free

This app is a work in progress and has the first of three manners stories available now, with two more to come in the future. I always say: "Thank you" is a story to remind children that we need to be grateful and say thanks. Little Binger has a little trouble carrying all of his toys to his room, when the inevitable happens and one drops on the floor. His hands are full and he is unable to retrieve it, so his mother picked it up and passed it to him. Such a simple story, but sometimes this kind of presentation is exactly what our kids need to be reminded of using their manners (it is much better than nagging them anyway!)

   Fully FREE                             $1.99
Get it on Google Play     Available on Amazon Appstore

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Free Birds: Baby Turkey Trouble

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Baby Turkey Trouble is a match-three type of game (think Bejewelled Blitz) that releases baby turkeys upon matching. Each level has a set points goal to be obtained in a set number of moves. The app includes a trailer for the movie, so be warned; you may be begged for a cinema visit before too long!

   Fully FREE                             Fully FREE
Get it on Google Play     Available on Amazon Appstore

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StarFall Turkey

In true StarFall style, this app is presented as a handful of games with high educational value. Decorate the turkey, choose a joke, complete a puzzle, identify if a picture is symmetric, identify which turkey is a favorite.Th tap-to-read feature of this app helps children learn to read as they make a physical connection of the word they tap with the word they hear. Just a bit of fun, although not so much about the Thanksgiving feast, your kids will love StarFall Turkey.



   $0.99                                    $0.99
Get it on Google Play     Available on Amazon Appstore

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Hand Turkey

Let's dress the turkey! Begin by placing a hand on the screen to make a hand turkey, then decorate by choosing a head, body and tail feathers. Once the turkey is done, it needs a name. Choose from preset names such as Ebenezer McGobble or type in your own. Now all that's left is to view the decorated turkeys in the gallery. Oh, sorry. It's not a gallery, it's a stampede. Watch out!

   FREE                                  FREE
Get it on Google Play     Available on Amazon Appstore

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Who's coming for Thanksgiving Day?

Today is Thanksgiving and there are a lot of things going on at Alex’s house! His family is coming over to help cook and decorate the house for this special day. They’ll all bring special dishes to share, eat Thanksgiving dinner, and visit with one another! Alex loves visiting with his family and little by little, Alex begins to understand how everyone is related to one another. Grandmother Lizze is Alex’s grandma, but she’s also the mommy of Daddy! Uncle Tom is Alex’s uncle, but he is Mommy’s brother too. Little ones can learn who's who in their family with the help of Alex as they enjoy this deliciously fun Thanksgiving tale!

   FREE Lite Version               $0.99 Full Version              $1.99
Get it on Google Play     Get it on Google Play     Barnes & Noble Nook

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TVOKids Mannerific

Eating in company requires complying with a handful of etiquette rules. This app will help your child to learn some very basic manners for mealtime gatherings. Suzie Beehive is the school canteen lady who encourages the students to do their best to get on the Manners Wall of Fame. Four mini-games will teach your children to eat with their mouth closed, sneeze into their elbow, wash their hands before eating and not interrupt while someone is talking. Challenging and fun, you must get this app for thanksgiving!


   Fully FREE
Get it on Google Play

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Gobblin' Frenzy

A very basic see-and-react type of game that will test your child's observations skills and reaction times. The idea of the game is to tap the food as it passes by on the screen. There are slices of pumpkin pie, legs of turkey, lollipops, and whole turkeys. Points are awarded as each item is tapped and three items missed results in the end of the game. There are four difficulty levels: Kiddo, Easy,  Medium and Hard. As the difficulty level increases, so does the amount and speed of items. Kiddo level has unlimited lives, so would suit very young children. Get gobblin'!

   FREE
Get it on Google Play

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Turkey Dash

Don't let the turkeys run away! On Thanksgiving Day, Turkey rush into our houses, and your mission is to finish them! Don't forget to submit your score to the leaderboard!

How to play:
--Tap on the three or more same and adjacent turkeys, then you can get the score.
--You can get through the next level if you gain enough points.
--Be careful! If you stack the turkeys too high, you'll lose the game.


   FREE
Get it on Google Play

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

These Peanuts book apps are so precious! I just love how the original illustrations have been animated and made interactive. To top it off, this particular story is narrated by Stephen Shea who was the voice of Linus in the Peanuts cartoons.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving tells the story of Charlie and his friends as they prepare for the holiday celebrations. It all begins with Peppermint Patty inviting herself over to Charlie's house for Thanksgiving Dinner, but quickly gets out of hand as she continues inviting more and more people.

   $4.99                                    $4.99                                $4.99
Get it on Google Play     Available on Amazon Appstore     Barnes & Noble Nook

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Be sure to check out our other Top Apps lists!

Top Ten Free Apps for Ensuring Kid-Safe Play on Android

Monster List of Halloween Apps

Top Ten Learn-To-Count Apps

Top Ten Monster Apps

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