The Festive Apple: Two iOS Advent calendars for children

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November 27 was the first day of Advent 2011, but there’s still plenty of the four weeks left, and kids will probably enjoy opening several windows at once to get caught up. Here are a couple of new iOS device Advent calendars especially for younger folks—one secular, one religious.

Flippy and Slippy’s Christmas Igloo Advent Calendar

Open a new present for Flippy and Slippy to enjoy every day in December through Christmas. That’s 25 fun, interactive accessories, like a Christmas tree, a robot, a teddy bear, a nativity scene and many more. Each gift comes with a fun trivia fact, too. A reset button allows you to reuse the application year after year.


Developer Robert Thompson notes, “Designing and developing the app was a family project. My 11 year old son came up with the concept and created all the artwork. My 6 year old daughter recorded all the voice overs and helped with sound effects. We hope you have as much fun playing in the app as we had in creating it.”

Flippy and Slippy’s Christmas Igloo Advent Calendar sells for $1.99 on the iTunes, and is available in English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish


Product [Flippy and Slippy’s Christmas Igloo Advent Calendar]

Free Children’s Bible Advent Calendar 2011 for iPhone and iPad

BCNmultimedia, creator of Children’s Bible app, claimed to be the world’s most downloaded Christian children’s e-book, has released their Children’s Bible Advent Calendar for 2011, a free Advent Calendar app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. If you like Advent calendars, this is one for children of all ages. Kids can open the corresponding window every day until Christmas day. In every window you’ll find an illustration about a moment in the Gospels on the Annunciation and the Birth of Jesus, together with a text and a quotation from the Bible.


Main features of Children’s Bible Advent Calendar 2011 App:

  • A different illustration every day, from December 1st to Christmas day
  • A complete teaching resource for Advent and Christmas in 25 illustrations
  • For every window, a matching illustration and the corresponding biblical text
  • Parents, catechists and teachers can open the windows before the date in order to prepare their comments
  • Wish your friends and relatives a Merry Christmas sharing these illustrations via e-mail or Facebook
  • Tapping the film icon or the speech bubble icon on each screen takes you to the corresponding Children’s Bible film or comic for free

Children’s Bible Advent Calendar supports U.S. English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Catalan. The app is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Product [Children’s Bible Advent Calendar 2011]

Also see The Festive Apple 2011 – (Mostly) Free Advent Calendars for Mac and iOS.

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  • Robert

    The Journey Advent Calendar is another one.