Amazing Android Apps for Kids Ages 8-up (2015)
On this rec list for older kids using Android devices, the apps range from educational to games to puzzles. There is something for everyone!
For classic puzzle apps, check out Where's My Water (water physics puzzles), Where's My Mickey (more water physics), Where's My Perry (water physics, just this time the water is in the form of steam, ice, and liquid) and Cut the Rope 2 (a sequel to the famous rope-cutting puzzles starring adorable alien Om Nom).
Award-winning visuals grace the insides of Monument Valley (a 3D puzzler about rotating environments) and World of Goo (an arresting black and white environment filled with delightful animated balls or goo).
For learning, check out DragonBox Elements (a geometry game), DragonBox Algebra 12+ (an algebra game), SMART Adventures Mission Math (math embedded in a fun outerspace adventure), Scribblenauts Remix (a puzzle game about using your vocabulary), and Tynker (a game about learning to code).
For raucous fun, download Heads Up! , a charades-type game for groups to play, and Plants vs. Zombies, a hilarious tower-defense game where you defend your house from silly zombies by planting a wide variety of warrior plants.