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5 Best Apps To Cure Boredom In The School Holidays

Lifestyle | by Charlotte Bolton | Mar 20, 2024

5 Best Apps To Cure Boredom In The School Holidays

What is the best free game for kids?

We all know that during the school holidays, it can be a nightmare trying to juggle getting your work done and keeping the kids entertained. And sometimes, you can’t do it all alone. But maybe there’s a simple tech solution that you never thought of. There are plenty of smartphone apps that are perfect for keeping those bored kids occupied, and we have listed our top 5 favourite options.

From educational to fitness fun, multiplayer gaming to single-player, we have some of the best smartphone apps waiting for you that are perfect for keeping those little ones entertained… and great for making your life that bit easier!

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1- Heads up:

Our first app of choice is Heads Up, a fun activity and twist on charades which includes holding the phone up to your head and getting the other team members to act out the celebrity, song, accent, object and more. With 60 seconds on the clock, this game is great to play with friends or with the rest of your family when you're feeling bored, get ready for endless hours of fun that never get boring.

Make sure to check Heads Up out now on iOS and Android.

Pros: Cons:
  • Great for a large group or small group of players.
  • Can all play on the same device
  • Can get repetitive after a while
  • Doesn’t keep track of scores


2- Duolingo

Perhaps you still want to keep that brain active whilst on break and are looking to learn a new skill, like a language. Duolingo is exactly what you need! With this free app, learn up to 40 new languages through a series of different games, puzzles, and challenges. Compete on a leaderboard to be the best in your language, and earn those Duolingo achievements.

Take a look at Duolingo now on iOS and Android plus the website edition is available on all search engines.

Pros: Cons:
  • Free
  • Great variety of languages
  • Limited speaking and listening activities
  • Limited feedback when learning.


3- Just Dance Now

Exactly like the iconic video game, with Just Dance Now you can dance along to your favourite songs on your smartphone. With 1 free song a day, get ready to party along to over 500 of the best Just Dance songs.

And if you want to make it even better, turn your smartphone into a controller using the app, then connect the app to another device like a laptop and play Just Dance as you do on the consoles. The only difference… this version is free!

Download Just Dance Now on iOS, Android and tvOS.

Pros: Cons:
  • Free
  • Same quality as console-based games.
  • Sometimes game can glitch when paired with another device.


4- Quiver

If you are looking to get in touch with your creative side these holidays, Quiver is the one for you. This app is an augmented reality colouring book where your drawing comes to life! Simply colour in your life-like creation however you want and interact and engage with it. With a series of templates available, this app is perfect for any age as there are colouring options for everyone!

Quiver is currently available on iOS and Google Play.

Pros: Cons:
  • One-time purchase includes all sheets
  • Original and great to see creation come to life.
  • Cannot customise own templates.


5- Walkr: Fitness Space Adventure

And finally, perfect if you want your little one to burn some energy off quickly is Walkr: Fitness Space Adventure. This app is a walking fitness tracker that encourages kids to get out and walk by basing their app around a spaceship exploring a new galaxy. With Walkr: Fitness Space Adventure, walk more whilst exploring new universes earning energy points for their spaceship by walking in real life. These points then help to fuel the spaceship which helps the user explore the universe further.

Take a look at Walkr: Fitness Space Adventure on iOS app stores and Android now!

Pros: Cons:
  • An exciting way to encourage young ones to exercise.
  • Gets repetitive.

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So why not give these games a go and tell us your thoughts? They are great options for getting kids off social media and letting them participate in exciting activities. Have any other great apps you think we should mention?

Perhaps you are looking for a slightly bigger screen for your little one to play these games on. Well at Envirofone, we have a wide selection of refurbished tablets meaning that you pay less but get more, it’s great value for money! Check out our selection now.

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