10 Fun Apps for Fifth Grade Learning

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Stack the Countries

Give children a reason to study maps with this fast-paced game! Astana is the capital of which country? If kids answer Kazakhstan, they’ll earn a country to add to their “stack”—a Tetris-like onscreen tower of animated country shapes.

When the stack is high enough to reach the goal line, players earn a country reward. The questions aren't always easy, but the challenge motivates children to learn the comprehensive range of geological facts presented. The cheery, animated graphics create an eye-pleasing contrast with the photographic background. Both factual information, like capital cities and landmarks, and shape recognition skills are targeted.

Young competitors will especially like the multi-player function, which pits players against each other to compete for countries, high scores and bragging rights.