ABCya Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids
ABCya Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids

Here is the twentieth installment of 10 games reviewed.

Magic Pen

Grades 4 & Up

Magic Pen is an exceptional game; it requires eye-hand coordination, expert drawing skills, excellent control over the mouse and a logical approach to solving problems. This game has a great GUI, and the graphics are simple but good. Basically, the target of each level is to make a ball roll towards a red flag. Sounds easy? Try it and find out.

Grade: 4 to 5

Conclusions: Bottom Line: Excellent! This is actually addictively good,

Make a Backpack

Grades Pre-K - 3

Make a Backpack is a nice starter designer game for youngsters. This is a limited game with a few features that let the player design a backpack using a few formats, colors and patterns to choose from. It also allows the addition of patches and a few keychain options. After the player has made the design, it can be saved, printed or erased. This variant is part of a complete set of “Make a…” games that the site provides.

Grade: Pre K to 3

Conclusions: A great small design app for youngsters, helps them visualize how backpacks can look like and how to manipulate colors and designs with objects.

Make a Cake

Grades Pre-K - 2

Make a Cake is actually decorate a cake. The player gets a choice of cake color bases to start working with and then gets a palette full of icing colors, brushes and decals to use. This is a basic decorating cake app which is perfect for young minds seeking new ways to express their creativity. Just wait till they ask you to make the exact same cake in real life.

Grade: Pre K to 2

Conclusions: A lovely graphic interface decoration game for youngsters.

Make a Christmas Tree

Grades Pre-K - 3

Make a Christmas Tree is another cute graphic design game where youngsters get their choice of Christmas tree to decorate. The GUI is a bit sticky, but the options are there, and the player can make a lot of designs to save, print or erase.

Grade: Pre K to 3

Conclusions: A very nice decoration game for youngsters wishing to express their Christmas creativity.

Make a Cookie

Grades Pre-K - K

Make a Cookie is another great decoration app. This time it gives the youngster dough to roll and cut into a shape. It then bakes the cookie and gives the player a few decorative choices that are very easy to apply. The game is a great starter kit for online interaction and graphic design.

Grade: Pre K to K

Conclusions: A great little decoration game.

Make a Cupcake

Grades Pre-K - K

Make a Cupcake is yet another graphic design game for the young to test their skills at decorating this time, cupcakes. In this version, the player is offered a number of different colored options to combine and create a beautiful looking cupcake, which you will be asked to reproduce in real life.

Grade: Pre K to K

Conclusions: A great decoration and design game for youngsters.

Make a Face!

Grades Pre-K - 3

Make a Face! Could be a successful game if it had correctly fitting components, but the heads and the hats don’t fit, and the number of options to choose from is limited. However, let’s stop moaning about what isn’t and look at what is. It’s a great face making a game that provides just enough options to make it attractive.

Grade: Pre K to 3

Conclusions: Another nice Make a…game, but could be slightly better with a little bit of extra care to detail.

Make a Gingerbread House

Grades Pre-K - 3

Make a Gingerbread House is another example of the Make a…series and this time it comes in the form of a gingerbread house, resplendent with rood, windows, doors, and decorations. This was the interior decorator for the opening scene of Hansel and Gretel.

Grade: Pre K to 3

Conclusions: A really cute version of the Make a..series, and gives lots of creative fun.

Make a House

Grades Pre-K - 2

Make a House is a sequel to make a gingerbread house, after all, would you let a four year build your house before he or she built a gingerbread version successfully? But seriously folks, this is a great game, lovely concept, I think the gingerbread house was better, and this one should have more features and options to choose from.

Grade: Pre K to 2

Conclusions: A great decoration game, missing a bit on extra details and options.

Make a Pizza

Grades Pre-K - 3

Make a Pizza is a fun game with good graphics, although the sauce could be a tad more realistic. Young players will love making pizzas up using real food configurations. Once made, prepare yourself to be tested for such a conflagration in real life. However, be contended that pizzas are unlimited boards of food ready to be consumed by anyone anytime anywhere, even with anchovies and pineapple.

Grade: Pre K to 3

Conclusions: A lovely make a…game variant, and great fun for the young players.

 

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