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 App Poster Image
Simply brilliant puzzler develops critical thinking.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Fiete Math - for 1st grade and preschool App Poster Image
Manipulate numbers with fun and ease; best in small doses.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Kids Listen: Podcasts for Kids App Poster Image
Great collection of audio content for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Tales Untold App Poster Image
Fun, well-crafted audio stories entertain parents and kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2015)
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codeSpark Academy App Poster Image
Visual code meets story-based game; kids learn by doing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2014)
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Motion Math App Poster Image
Great bundle of fun math games; parents see kids' progress.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Toca Dance App Poster Image
Break it down and boogie in silly, open-ended routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Jump! A Game of Numbers App Poster Image
Save the Snortles! Learn multiplication along the way.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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The Robot Factory by Tinybop App Poster Image
Stellar sandbox tool drives kids to improve designs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Toontastic 3D App Poster Image
Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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Fruit Ninja App Poster Image
Simple, fun chopping-flying fruit game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Heads Up! App Poster Image
Guessing game is family fun with real-world interaction.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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Monument Valley App Poster Image
Beautiful, brain-twisting puzzle game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
(2014)
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Professor Astro Cat's Solar System App Poster Image
Blast off into outer space with lots to read and explore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Seedling Comic Studio App Poster Image
Photo effects enhance cool comic-maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper App Poster Image
Fun, familiar formula; gameplay can jump into purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2015)
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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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Zoombinis App Poster Image
Save cute creatures with fun, complex puzzles.
Devices: iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2015)
(2015)
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Color Switch App Poster Image
Absorbing obstacle game is more fun than frustrating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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The Room App Poster Image
Gorgeous, captivating puzzle game will draw you in.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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DEVICE 6 App Poster Image
Inventive, interactive story puzzler has thrills and chills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2013)
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Lifeline... App Poster Image
Choose Your Own Adventure grows up, goes tech, is great.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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