Building and Making Apps, Games, and Websites

The Maker Movement -- a return to more hands-on engineering activities -- has been capturing the imagination of kids worldwide. These resources will help kids build spatial reasoning skills while making cool creations that will make them (and you) proud.

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Build With Grandpa App Poster Image
Mini-games about building appeal to construction lovers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Sago Mini Toolbox App Poster Image
Empowering play with tools and projects lacks logic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Tiny Builders - Digger, Crane and Dumper for Kids! App Poster Image
Diversity stands out in construction-site sandbox.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: LeapSchool Reading Game Poster Image
Great early-reading mini-games with fun characters.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
(2011)
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Thomas & Friends Minis App Poster Image
Fun AR builder for train fanatics; good fun for others.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Fiete Cars App Poster Image
Drive into a creative, make-and-test dream with fun options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Car Kit App Poster Image
Design fun roadways and cities, drive around your creations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Pango Build Park App Poster Image
Imagine, create, and play at custom theme parks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Train Kit App Poster Image
Virtual trains take a spin through a 3D world you design.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Apprentice Architect: Fondation Louis Vuitton App Poster Image
Virtually examine a famous architect's latest masterpiece.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Imagine: Zookeeper Game Poster Image
Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
(2009)
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Max and the Magic Marker Game Poster Image
Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Game Poster Image
Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
(2015)
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Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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LittleBigPlanet - PS Vita Game Poster Image
Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
(2012)
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LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack Game Poster Image
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
(2011)
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Minecraft - Pocket Edition App Poster Image
Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2011)
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The Daring Game for Girls Game Poster Image
Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
(2010)
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World of Goo App Poster Image
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2010)
(2011)
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DIY Website Poster Image
DIY
Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
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DIY App - Creative Community for Kids App Poster Image
Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2015)
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Minecraft Game Poster Image
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
(2011)
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Assemblr App Poster Image
Building cool stuff marred by focus on posts and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Build-a-lot Game Poster Image
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Game Poster Image
Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
(2015)
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Orb App Poster Image
Orb
Build 3D models using cool, free AR app; tricky controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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