Guys, I have a huge secret to share with you today. If you have kids, I’m pretty sure this will be a game changer… literally. What if I told you that you could get some of the most popular, fun, and interactive gaming apps for your phone or tablet without paying for them? That’s right, no more “unknown” charges showing up in your account from an app download you didn’t authorize. No more whining about buying the latest version of Goat Simulator. Now you can get the games your kids are asking for, and they are 100% FREE. Sound too good to be true? I thought so too until I accessed the Amazon Underground catalog for my son on his Kindle Fire. (You can also get Amazon Underground on any Android smartphone 4.0 or higher.) I was amazed at the sheer number of apps that are available for free!
Since discovering Amazon Underground, we have incorporated it into our after-school routine as a reward for good behavior and school work. My kids can earn screen time by completing homework on time and doing their chores without complaining. It has been a huge motivator for my 9-year-old son, who considers himself a true gamer and future professional You Tuber!
His passion right now is Minecraft and he was so excited to find this “Skinseed Pro Skin Creator” app in Amazon Underground that gives him access to hundreds of different Minecraft skins, for free. He is currently using the Iron Man skin to play Minecraft PE on his Kindle Fire.
It’s fun to watch him get excited about what he is building and I love that it gives him a chance to design, execute plans, and express his creativity. One of his other favorite games right now is Goat Simulator. I don’t really get it but the kids are obsessed with this game!
He found this new version called “Goat Simulator: Waste of Space,” and you would have thought it was Christmas morning! He couldn’t wait to try it out. The best part? It’s completely free from Amazon Underground. I love that it gives him a chance to play with his siblings and cousins and bond over the crazy things they are doing in the game. It’s pretty silly, but they have a blast playing together.
I thought it would be fun to compile a list of 10 of the best gaming apps for kids available on Amazon Underground. (Disclaimer: these are strictly fun “reward” games, not necessarily educational, and this list is largely based on the opinions of my kids, so it’s not based on actual research or anything!) Here are some of our favorites:
- RealmCraft Pro
- Goat Simulator
- Heads Up
- Monument Valley
- Jetpack Joyride
- Fruit Ninja
- Zootopia Crime Files
- Doodle Jump
- Flow Free
- Toy Story Smash It
I actually just found out about another fun game from Disney called Frozen Free Fall: Icy Shot! It’s a brand new puzzle game now available in the Amazon Appstore where players shoot snowballs with ice magic, earn unique boosters and discover special surprises around every turn. I know my daughter will be obsessed with this app because she loves Frozen and all the characters in the game. There are over 100 enchanting levels to experience across the kingdom of Arendelle, so I know she won’t get bored of the game as she plays.
I hope this gives you some ideas for FREE gaming apps that you can download and use for kids’ screen time, or rewards for good behavior. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are using Amazon Underground:
- Amazon Underground is generally compatible with all Android phones that run Android version 4.0 or greater.
- Amazon Underground is only supported on 5th Generation (2012 – newer) and newer Fire tablets, and Android phones.
- Amazon Underground apps & games are available to customers in the United States, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Learn more about the Amazon Appstore, and access the Amazon Underground catalog of 100% free apps & games HERE.
We’re sharing some of our favorite gaming apps for kids and how we get them FREE with @amznunderground! I learned about this from my son so I thought I’d let him tell you all about it. #freeappsarelife ? #AmznUnderground #ad . . . #momlife #kidsapps #momsofinstagram #parentlife
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