Teachers' Picks: Games & Apps

Nurture creative thinking with fresh games and apps.

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Game On!

Six fun games and apps to inspire creative thinkers, boost brain power, and more.

SmartyPants $12.99.
“A fun activity to use as filler or when everyone finishes an assignment early.”
Marsha Rains, fourth-grade teacher, Savannah, TN

Disruptus $24.99.
“I recommend this game to teachers who promote creativity, language development, cooperation, and thinking outside the box.”
Sharon Forbes, fifth- and sixth-grade teacher, Thornton, CO

Logik Street $19.99.
“My students loved this game! Logik Street develops more higher-order thinking than most games I have seen for [younger students].”
Leann Parrish, kindergarten teacher, Cayuga, IN

Bubble Pop! Math Challenge App Free.
Bubbles aren’t just for recess! Challenge math whizzes to solve level-appropriate problems for a lesson bursting with fun.

The Time Tribe: Episode 1
Free trial, full version 7.99-12.99
A history and archaeology-themed adventure game series.
“This game can be used to support character study. My students were highly engaged.” —Laura Lai, fifth-grade teacher, New York City

Brain Jump With Ned the Neuron $0.99.
Designed by teachers and neuro­scientists, this app uses memory and concentration games to build brain power.


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