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Apps That Let Kids Create Content

Apps That Let Kids Create Content

As the "Maker Movement" continues to gain momentum, kids are joining in. This rec list showcases apps that let kids create content either within the app or outside of it.

Some of these apps, such as Squigglefish, Play-Doh Touch, Adventure Time Game Wizard, and Drawnimal encourage kids to create something on paper or with modeling clay and then use it within the app. Others like Chomp let kids take photos that then appear within the app in hilarious settings.

Toontastic gives kids the digital tools to create their own cartoons; while TeleStory puts kids in the director's chair to create their own videos! With the three Toca Boca apps on the list, kids design their own worlds in which to play. With the two apps that teach coding -- Kodable and The Foos -- the very nature of the app is for kids to create content. And with the racing app showcasing Nick Jr's Blaze and the Monster Machines, kids create racetracks, which they subsequently speed over to view their handiwork.

All of the apps on this list make kids content-creators!
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Toca Band


Kids create their own band by dragging quirky musicians on stage and then experiment with orchestration by moving them around to different positions.



The magic of this simple app is that kids draw a fish on real paper and then use this app to scan their artwork into a virtual aquarium.

CHOMP by Christoph Niemann


Delightful app puts your face into silly situations!

Blaze and the Monster Machines

3.99 - 6.99

Kids design racetracks for Monster Truck Blaze in this racing app based on a Nick Jr. TV show.



This ingenious app shows kids an animal's face on the screen and teaches them to draw the body on real paper placed underneath your device.

Toca Dance


Kids choreograph dancers to get their groove on.



Ready, Set, Action! With this set of intuitive digital tools, your kids will be creating and directing their own cartoons.

Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio


Kids use real Play-Doh to create characters and scenery to scan into the app to build their magical worlds.



Don't just watch TV -- create it! Now budding actors can record videos and (safely) share their talents with the world!

Toca Nature


The land is your canvas and the trees your paint in this fascinating nature simulation where kids create a wilderness in which to explore, watch, and interact.

codeSpark Academy with The Foos - coding for kids


Coding becomes child's play in this fun app about helping adorable characters solve problems.



Programming code becomes a game in this series of puzzles featuring adorable balls of energy from outer space.

Wizard School


Kids rev up their curiosity and learn about the world by taking on DIY challenges, watching curated videos, and sharing creations.

Adventure Time Game Wizard


Jake and Finn from Adventure Time invite you to join them in making your own video games!

Scribblenauts Remix


Fascinating puzzles where you solve them by writing new items into existence.

Artie's Magic Pencil


Drawing becomes fun within this creativity adventure where kids help a little boy fix a world by tracing geometric shapes.