Halloween Apps for Kids

Looking to get just the right amount of spooky? We pulled together a group of creepy apps to share with kids during Halloween or any time. There's plenty of gentle Halloween-themed fun for the littlest trick-or-treaters, including book apps that capture the spirit of Halloween without being scary. For older kids and tweens, there are some apps that have the creepy vibe but won't give them nightmares. For more Halloween fun, take a look at some books to share together, especially for little kids. And if your teens are looking for real scares, they can check out these movies, too!

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First Words Halloween

age 3+

Mildly spooky app flexible for pre-readers, early spellers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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Go Away, Big Green Monster!

age 3+

Classic book gains cute new scene, narration by Emberley.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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Halloween - Where Is My Hat?

age 3+

Whack-a-mole meets Simon Says in fun impulse-control game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk

age 4+

Halloween book sends message that too scary isn't much fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2011)
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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

age 6+

App version doesn't live up to quality of Halloween classic.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2012)
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The Monsters by Tinybop

age 6+

Create silly (or mildly scary) mix-and-match monsters.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Toca Mystery House

age 7+

Eerie exploration and playful puzzles appeal to older kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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Weirdwood Manor

age 8+

Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.

Devices: iPad (2016)
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Plants vs. Zombies FREE

age 10+

Great strategy game with comic but slightly scary violence.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2010)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2

age 13+

Clever update to popular app, but now with in-app purchases.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2013)
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Earn to Die HD

age 12+

Plow through zombies in darkly silly, addictive arcade game.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2014)
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Grim Fandango Remastered

age 13+

Classic game about the Land of the Dead goes mobile.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allen Poe Collection

age 13+

Eerie, amusing app captures Poe's spirit but lacks depth.

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