Fun Apps That Don't Need Wi-Fi or Data

When you're somewhere the internet is not, it's hard to know if your kids' apps will work. And while many apps -- once downloaded -- don't require Wi-Fi or data, some do, and it's hard to tell which is which. If you're looking for games that don't need Wi-Fi, there's something for everyone here: puzzles, number games, even multiplayer party games. So if you want to be sure to stay out of a potentially sticky situation, check out this list of apps that don't need connectivity to work. For more great picks that won't ruin your data plan, check out the Best Kids' Apps to Download Before a Flight.

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Busy Shapes 2

age 2+

Simply brilliant puzzler develops critical thinking.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Peep Ciencias: Rampas

age 4+

Awesome tool to explore STEM concepts on- and offline.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Fiete Math - for 1st grade and preschool

age 4+

Manipulate numbers with fun and ease; best in small doses.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Kids Listen: Podcasts for Kids

age 4+

Great collection of audio content for kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Tales Untold

age 4+

Fun, well-crafted audio stories entertain parents and kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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codeSpark Academy

age 5+

Code, create, and collaborate with cute characters.

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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens

age 5+

Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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Toca Dance

age 5+

Break it down and boogie in silly, open-ended routines.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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Jump Numbers

age 6+

Save the Snortles! Learn multiplication along the way.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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The Robot Factory by Tinybop

age 6+

Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Toontastic 3D

age 6+

Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.

Devices: Android, Chromebook (2017)
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Fruit Ninja

age 7+

Simple, fun chopping-flying fruit game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2010)
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Heads Up!

age 7+

Guessing game is family fun with real-world interaction.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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Monument Valley

age 7+

Beautiful, brain-twisting puzzle game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2014)
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Professor Astro Cat's Solar System

age 7+

Blast off into outer space with lots to read and explore.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper

age 8+

Fun, familiar formula; gameplay can jump into purchases.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Minecraft

age 8+

Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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Zoombinis

age 8+

Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.

Devices: iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app (2015)
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Color Switch

age 9+

Absorbing obstacle game is more fun than frustrating.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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The Room

age 11+

Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.

Devices: iPad (2012)
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