Category Archives: Children’s Apps

Fun with Coding


What can be more nerdy than coding games? By that I mean games about coding, not writing games in code. That would be a different post entirely. I am a huge believer that every one needs to learn how to program in today’s day and age. It isn’t just for kids who someday want to be engineers but for anyone who may use a computer and do business. But it isn’t boring to learn at all. 

A look at the site on my Lenovo Yoga!

I started putting together a fun list of coding games and activities and then I realized that there was a hub that had them all, So let me go through the list of great coding activities that they have!

Star Wars:Building a Galaxy with Code, Minecraft Hour of Code, and Code with Anna and Elsa all deal with blocks of code that you arrange into features, environments, and structures in the various worlds. I believe that these were all released specifically for the Hour of Code. 

Then you get into the tutorials games in Javascript. Tinker has a great game with their Code Monsters. They build in logic steps to fight. There are different levels of difficulty. There is also the Khan Academy tutorials. My kids are big fans of their Javascript tutorials. 

Thinkersmith has a full unplugged activity available. It has to do with students putting together simple instructions and then having them followed exactly. It teaches the programming thinking without a computer. Something commonly refereed to as a low level computer science;).

 Have a tablet or phone? They can try Lightbot. It deals with developing the logic for programming, especially dealing in loops. 


So have your kids check out for some programming fun and learning. 

10daysbutton This is part of the 10 Days of Nerdy Fun!!! Make sure you hop over to see what other great post of nerdy fun that will be shared! 

Apps for Kids on Sale from Cupcake Digital


Cupcake Digital is blowing out summer with an app sale!!! They have 5 different apps on sale but only from now until August 17th! So don’t wait, grab them today!

Cupcake Digital Dragons2_ICONHow to Train Your Dragon 2 (The Official Story App): This is a great story book app that also has coloring pages and other activities! There are even free pages available for download.





CupcakeDigitalRIO2_SOCCER_ICON Rio 2 Sky Soccer: This also has a great story with downloadable activities! It also has a variety of soccer games to keep little hands busy!





CupcakeDigitalSSC_Summer_ICON Strawberry Shortcake Summer Fun: This has a great story with great activities! Kids can also virtually color in pages and there are free downloadable activities.





CupcakeDigitalSSC_JumboColor_ICON_Summer Strawberry Shortcake Jumbo Coloring Book: This has a ton of great coloring pages that your little one can color/paint/stamp or virtually decorate how ever they want! There are also downloadable pages!





CupcakeDigitalYGG_Music_ICON Yo Gabba Gabba! Music is Awesome!: Who doesn’t love music? Not only can they do the 5 dance filled musical activities but they can create their own music! They can record their music too! They can also color pictures and watch music videos.





Remember these are only on sale for a few days so grab them now! Then you will have them for those crazy school commutes and all the waiting times!!!


(Disclosure: I was compensated for telling you all about this great sale. But thoughts are always mine!)