Let your kids take a trip to a land of wonder and make-believe! The Nutcracker is so much more than a collection of educational games. It’s every child’s fantasy, a unique chance to be an active participant in a timeless story of courage and compassion. Watch a fun cartoon, listen to the fascinating story, enjoy classical melodies, and step inside the magnificent Stahlbaum’s mansion where all the magic happens!
-6 beautifully crafted characters
-6 unique rooms
-numerous activities for each character
-over 2 minutes of animated intro
-set to the real symphonic rendering of Tchaikovsky’s enchanted ballet
-6 imaginative play activities
-7 exciting educational games
-No time limits or stress
-Child friendly interface
-Gorgeous original art
-Simple visual instructions that display and hide automatically
-No third party advertisement
-No in-app purchases
Imaginative play activities that entertain, educate, and nurture creativity:
-Play dress up with 4 of the characters
-Mix and match outfits, accessories hair styles and more
-Bake and decorate a cake
-Add logs to the fireplace
-Play with tin soldiers
-Drive a train
-Decorate a Christmas tree
-And much more
Educational games that entertain and provide critical learning experiences:
-Counting game (practice number recognition and counting to 20)
-Writing game (practice fine motor skills, writing upper case letters)
-Memory game (exercise your child’s memory)
-Maze game (practice problem solving, fine motor skills, navigation skills, logic)
-Matching game (exercise memory, upper and lower case letter recognition)
-Sorting game (practice sorting objects by shape and color, practice attention and concentration skills)
-Patterns game (practice logical thinking, pattern recognition, attention to detail)
Set to the real symphonic rendering of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet, the Nutcracker and The Mystery of The Disappearing Cheese features an animated intro, an illustrated storybook, 7 educational games, and 6 delightfully crafted talking characters that provide plenty of opportunities for imaginative play. Dress up Clara and style her hair. Play with toy soldiers in Fritz’s room. Bake and decorate a cake with Mrs. Stahlbaum. Try on different eyeglasses and moustache styles on Mr. Stahlbaum. Visit the parlor and decorate the Christmas tree with the Nutcracker. Then go down to the basement and help the Mouse King try on his numerous crowns.
Educational games include counting cannon balls, organizing Clara’s jewelry box to complete a pattern, letter writing, leading a mouse through a maze, sorting ornaments, exercising memory while looking for hidden sweets, and practicing the alphabet attention to detail and memory by finding and matching hidden upper and lower case letters.
Support for iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
There is A LOT of content in this app. It introduces the Nutcracker story in a semi-animated cartoon and then the rest of the story is revealed through pictures and a narrator. The illustrations are beautiful. There are logic/reason games and also just-for-fun type games (like making a cake or dressing up Clara.) The Christmas theme is heavy so probably most enjoyable in December. The file is huge and takes quite a bit of memory on your iOS device; I'll probably delete it for now and bring it back next winter. Thank you for making it free for a short time; but I'd probably pay at least a couple dollars for an app with this much to offer.
My children have been entertained for hours! Beautifully designed, it's so much fun and educationally challenged as well. This has become our new favorite bed time activity! Thank you!!!
(I solved my earlier sound problem). This app is a bit hard to navigate - when you finish an activity like trimming the tree or dressing Klara, it seems that you have to go to the "Table of Contents" or "Main Menu" icon, which are activated by touching on the little white Nutcracker in the upper corner. There's a lot of content here.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.