There is so much to explore when it comes to our world!

So many places to visit, explore and experience. Unfortunately, there are many factors that limit where we can actually travel and see in person.

That is one reason why Kids Activities Blog is so crazy about certain apps for kids. Like a great book, a good app can teach and enhance. Here are 10 of our favorite nature apps for kids!


Audubon Birds, Trees, Mammals and Flowers is by far my favorite Nature App. There are less expensive versions than the one we bought for just under $20 but I have to tell you the money is extremely well spent. We use it daily more often than not when we are outside examining parts of nature.

Here technology meets hands on exploration. Some days I take a picture for further research on the app later. Other days we look up the information on the spot. You can log sightings, search real time sightings in your area and keep a journal of your discoveries.

My sons love listening to the bird songs and the sounds of the mammals. I love the visuals, where the animals migrate, real life images of the flowers and trees and the range maps.

Parts of Plants and Parts of Animals A Montessori Approach To Botany & Zoology are some of my son’s favorite learning apps. The apps simulate Montessori’s Zoology and Botany puzzles.

While nothing beats the hands on experience with these puzzles, these apps make for a great extension to the learning. Simple to use, the app clearly label parts and offers a rich learning experience for various difficulty levels.

World Atlas is a National Geographic app that is packed with information about our world. You can search locations and find out just about anything including the current time and weather. It is one of those apps that you can get lost in!

Hippo Seasons is a tour guide for kids to explore the seasons. They can interact with activities like crunching in leaves, rolling a snowball and planting bulbs. The interaction is easy enough for littler kids, but older kids may want to peek over to see what is going on.

National Geographic Kids has a lot of different apps to choose from. Each that we have used were great. You can choose based on your child’s interests. I like the Weird but True! app.

Nature Tap is gorgeous to look at. It is a free app with 28 North American birds, information and even bird calls. There is also more birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians, insects & spiders as well as wildflowers.

WWF Together is a do-not-miss kinda app! It was named as one of Apple’s 2013 Design Award winners. You can interact with amazing endangered animals to discover how they live. There are all sorts of fun facts that will keep you going back for more!

Geocaching is great fun and can be an adventure at any place that you might visit. We are always surprised to find that there are things to find almost anywhere we travel…or even close to home. Kids love the hunt!