Wednesday, April 4, 2012

App Review: Easter Hunt

If you are like me, you have all kinds of ideas about the cute, fun, meaningful things you really ought to do as a parent to make a holiday like Easter special.  Cute baskets, great little recipes that demonstrate the meaning of Easter, candy-covered crosses.  Not to mention standard stuff like decorating eggs.

And none of it ever seems to happen.  This year, at least the Easter Egg Hunt tradition can continue in my house, because... There's an app for that!™!

EasterHunt is a cute little game where the kids get to go searching for Easter Eggs -- and opening them up too.  Upon opening the egg, there is a some kind of Easter symbol and a devotional (to be read by Mom or Dad, particularly with the youngest players).

Our one frustration was that we didn't quite understand that the eggs opened in different ways, so we thought the program had completely locked up when we were unable to open the 2nd or 3rd egg.  I dreaded writing the review, because it seemed like such a great program up until then.

But at some point, I figured it out (duh) and we were able to move on.

This is one I definitely recommend.  We used it on my iPad Touch, and on an iPad 1.  Apparently, version 1.0 does not work on the new iPad, but version 1.1 will --- so if you have only an iPad3, you will want to check to see if version 1.1 is available.  (And I noticed this evening that version 1.1 is now available, so now you don't need to worry about it.)

Of course, it ends with the empty tomb and the angels proclaiming, "He is not here, for He is risen!"  That was a fun scene to reach.

Disclaimer:  I received this book through LitFuse and SquareSmith.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

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