Preschoolers and elementary age kids can all benefit from learning shapes and geometry at their age appropriate level with these geometry apps. I’ve organized them by younger ages to older so if you have older kids, scroll down about half way.
Geometry Apps for Kids
All About Shapes FREE with in app purchases (ages 2 – 4)
Kids will see shapes in every day objects in this decent geometry app for preschoolers when they trace shapes, do puzzles, color, and match.
Shape Builder $2.99 (ages 4+)
Kids don’t actually learn the shapes but it’s still a learning game of sorts. Players move the shape pieces into the puzzles including letters, animals, and more.
Doodle Critter Math: Shapes $2.99 (ages 3 – 5)
This is a great app that’s fun and educational. Kids will learn, sort, match, remember, find and create shapes. I love the design and ease of use, too.
Busy Shapes $1.99 (ages 2 – 4)
Learn to recognize shapes (the actual shape, not the name of the figure) as you solve the 112 simple puzzles in this well-designed app for toddlers and preschoolers.
Geoboard FREE (ages 4+)
Although, a real geoboard with rubber bands is much better, this virtual one will do in a pinch.
Shape the Village FREE or $2.99 (ages 3 – 5)
Okay, this took me a minute to figure out. I admit, I may not be smarter than the tech-savvy preschoolers. Basically, it’s about building and learning shapes and it’s very cute.
Tiggly Stamp FREE (ages 4+)
The geometric shapes transform into something fun for the picture — a scarecrow, a turkey, an apple, a leaf – that goes with the background of winter or fall. Fun for preschoolers.
Tiggly Safari FREE (ages 4+)
Match the 3D shapes to rapidly moving shapes across the screen. (This is a bit tricky but talk about good motor skill practice!) You can make pictures with your jungle animals and learn about each animal.
Shape Arts: Geometry Creations $2.99 (ages 7+)
Rotate and move the geometrical shapes to solve the tangram puzzles. You can also make your own puzzle and collect marbles as prizes. I LOVE this kind of visual spatial thinking! It’s really fun to do, too. (Although the music kind of drives me crazy after about a minute.)
DragonBox Elements $4.99 (ages 7+)
A pricey app but with excellent playful learning opportunities, DragonBox Elements helps kids improve logic, problem solving, and geometry knowledge. If you want to spend the money I think it’s well worth it.
Dragon Shapes: Geometry Challenge FREE + in app purchases (ages 6 – 8)
I really love this app set in ancient China. Good directions help kids learn the shapes as well as how to make the shapes with the tangram pieces. Solve the puzzles to find the dragon and his legend. Fantastic graphics and very good functionality.
CyberChase Shape Quest FREE (ages 6+)
Pick between Patch the Path, Feed the Critters, or Hide and Seek. Print the game board from the PBS Kids website here if you want to play that. Hide and Seek is fun – you must find the squares, or triangles, or shapes with six sides. Feed the Critters is like Angry Birds where you have to angle the dog bone to launch to the animal. Some of the functionality isn’t great – it’s hard to get back to the home screen – but it’s free so no money loss.
The Land of Venn $4.99 (ages 6+)
Fruits and vegetables defeat the evil wizard by drawing lines, shapes and other geometric concepts in this battle for good and all things geometric. This app does a great job of teaching you the concept, then having you practice in action-packed game play, and ending with reinforcement of the concept. A very silly accent narrates the story and game. Fun!
Angle Asteroids FREE (ages 6 – 9)
Blast incoming asteroids and develop an intuition for angles. Who doesn’t love blasting asteroids? Fun educational math app!
The Curse $2.99 (ages 8+)
Oh, no! You’ve accidentally released an evil villain. You can only reverse it if you solve all the puzzles in the book. For each puzzle you solve, you get a cog to unlock the final puzzle. The puzzles include tangram, riddle, magic square, sliding blocks (like Rush Hour) and lots more — tricky fun!
Montessori Geometry $3.99 (ages 6 – 8)
This is a beautiful app for learning shapes in 2D and 3D with games like shape hunting cities, mix and match, odd one out, and shape sort. Very well done.
Math Geometry $.99 (ages 5 – 12)
Not a game but information and quizzes on the basics of geometry such as 2D and 3D shapes, angles, and triangles.
Symmetry School $3.99 (ages 8 – 11)
Practice spatial relationships with engaging symmetry- and pattern- based challenges. If you get something wrong, the app will correct you so that you’re learning from mistakes. Great for problem solving skills, too.
Splash Math FREE, $9.99 (ages 8 – 10)
A practice and play math app for each grade level with prizes and reports on progress. 2nd grade example question: What is the place of the underlined digit? 79 = ones. I like the option of a scratch pad where kids can work out the problem with their fingers. Concepts covered are place value, numbers sense, addition strategies, 2 digit addition, subtraction strategies, 2 digit subtraction, time, measurements, geometry, data, money, 3 digit addition, and 3 digit subtraction.
Bloxy World Bricks for Kids FREE (ages 9 – 11)
Like Minecraft, you build in 3D using bricks. Which isn’t learning about geometry as much as practicing spatial awareness and logic.
Geometry Dash FREE / $1.99
This has very little to do with learning geometry – it’s basically a game trying to navigate your square dude. But, there are geometric shapes so I thought I’d include it. 🙂
This also isn’t a learning geometry app really, it’s a game. Your object is to defeat the evil geometric shapes. Silly, right?
Monument Valley $3.99
A beautiful, artistic app of optical illusions where you must solve the puzzles so that the princess can get home. WHOA – talk about complex spatial skills!
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