Time to bring out your baskets, we’re going to fill them with Easter apps. From yummy recipes and egg-decorating guides to interactive stories and a little white rabbit magic, we’ve got the best mobile surprises for your family’s long weekend.
Kids know. There are rabbits everywhere, we just can’t see them yet. With this app installed you’ll be able to find them using the camera built into your phone. Just look at the world around you with your camera as normal. The software will add a selection of computer-generated, 3D rabbits to the view. It’s even smart enough to recognize the shapes the camera sees and guide the rabbits to interact with them as if they really lived in our world. The bunnies will hop around rocks, travel pass trees, and if you use your camera indoors they may even jump up and down on your couch.
Kids can tap the screen to guide the bunnies to gather around a certain spot or use the photo mode to have the bunnies stomp over your pictures, leaving footprints as they pass. To capture a photo of the bunnies in action, just hold down the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons to add a screenshot to your camera roll.
Egg Dyeing 101 From Martha Stewart Living
Decorating eggs is a big part of Easter and this helpful guide will give you one hundred and one different ways to do so creatively.
Using a combination of video tutorials and step-by-step photo guides, this Martha Stewart Living app will take you through the basics of making coloured dyes and emptying eggs before diving into a long list of techniques such as sponging, stenciling, marbleizing, embossing, speckling, and even making designs with common office supplies.The really crafty crowd will find tips for transforming coloured eggs into lively Easter animals so that when you peer into your basket, you have little faces peering right back.
AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner
A collection of top-rated recipes submitted by the AllRecipes.com community members, the Dinner Spinner app includes quite a selection of Easter meal suggestions, from Easter pies and marinated lamb dishes to breakfast casseroles and peanut butter eggs dipped in chocolate. You’ll find a wide array of cooking ideas, all listed with calories and suggested servings, in a format that makes it easy to follow the directions as you work through them, step-by-step, in the kitchen.
A large collection of professionally-created recipes in a format that makes it easy to save and share them with your friends, Epicurious is worth checking out for its dedicated selection of meals for Easter, Passover, and the Spring season.
This is where you’ll get guidance on preparing a holiday ham, a pot roast, or even a Spinach and Matzoh pie. The desserts are quite sophisticated with Ginger Spice Cake and Chocolate Truffle Pie amongst the morsels being offered.
PopOut! The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
A magical, interactive version of the Beatrix Potter classic, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny uses the touchscreen to simulate the pulling of paper tabs and the spinning of cardboard wheels that move the illustrated characters and allow kids to act out scenes described on the page.
Children that touch the beautiful drawings will be rewarded with bunnies that giggle, onions that pop out of the screen, and pages that can be tracked with fingerprints caked in mud. There’s even a narrator to read the book aloud with graphics that emphasize each word spoken for those still learning to read.
Pat The Bunny
Designed specifically with toddlers and preschoolers in mind, Pat The Bunny makes every page respond with surprises. Some pages ask kids to guide characters through activities, others transform into pages that can be coloured through finger paints, while one page uses your device’s built-in camera to create a mirror, putting your child’s face into the book itself.
For Easter the book has been updated so that every page has a hidden egg and if your little one finds them, they’ll be rewarded with a new surprises.
Bunnyfur’s Easter Eggs
Vibrant with colourful, happy illustrations, Bunnyfur’s Easter Eggs is a short, but free interactive storybook designed with very young kids in mind. Every page has a different activity, from dragging-and-dropping eggs into a basket, to popping them to see what’s inside, to even helping a chorus of spring chicks call out in delight. Friendly and full of energy, it’s sure to inspire giggles.