Mr. Potato Head — An Outrageously Fun iPad App!


Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.(NOTE: I was not remunerated for writing about this free app.)

Even though the Mr. Potato Head toy was around two years before I was born (yes THAT long ago!), I never had one when growing up.

And, I don’t recall that our kids had one. (My husband says he thinks that they did but I think he’s wrong!)

So, I was totally jazzed to find that there was a FREE Mr. Potato Head app for the iPhone and iPad. Of course I had to download it to my iPad so that I could play it with my grandkids!

There are TONS of types of Mr. Potato Head characters to choose from — king, ballerina, Neanderthal, punk rocker, cowboy, clown, magician, robot . . . Well, there really aren’t tons. There are 32 which sure is a lot of to choose from in my estimation!

Just take a look!

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

Aren’t those fun?

I loved the pirate one. Isn’t he a cutie?

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

This wizard also captured my heart.

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

There are 15 different settings to put your Mr. Potato Head in — an enchanted castle, circus, under the sea, birthday party, jungle volcano, or space station to name a few.

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

Here’s Mr. Wizard Potato Head in his enchanted castle scene.

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

So, once you have your little character in a special setting, what is there to do?

I’m so glad you asked. There are 6 ‘buttons’ that your grandchild can tap on. See the circle buttons at the bottom the picture?

Different things happen when you press them. Like his nose will fall off. Or he will pick a flower and sneeze and the sneeze blows off all of his body parts. Or a critter will come and threaten him.

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

Do you see the round button with a picture of a camera? When you press that, it will take a screen shot.

There are several things you can do with the picture. You can print it up, e-mail it, or save it to Facebook. Wouldn’t it be fun to print up several pictures and staple them together to make a little book?

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

Mr Potato Head is a crazy fun and FREE app for the iPhone and iPad.

It’s good and well to have your grandchild put the wizard in the enchanted castle scene. That’s kind of a given, isn’t it? But, why not put him in a different one? Like on a planet in outer space.

You can also print it up, e-mail it, or save it to Facebook. Wouldn't it be fun to print several of them up and staple them together to make a little book?

What if you put the pirate in the ice age?

You can also print it up, e-mail it, or save it to Facebook. Wouldn't it be fun to print several of them up and staple them together to make a little book?

I suggest that you scoop up a grandchild, snuggle on the couch, and play Mr. Potato Head together. Talk with your grandchild as you do. Ask questions such as, what is different between a pirate potato head and a clown one? What would happen to a ballerina is she were under the sea? What critters would threaten Mr. Potato Head in a jungle volcano scene?

Asking questions like these will help your grandchild develop critical thinking skills which is an invaluable skill to have! Your grandchild will benefit from having them all throughout his life.

Have fun playing this game together!

Thanks for sharing!

9 thoughts on “Mr. Potato Head — An Outrageously Fun iPad App!

  • April J Harris

    What a fun activity for kids – or adults who have fond memories of Mr Potato Head! I never had a Mr Potato Head but I think I would enjoy playing with this app! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop, Nina.

  • Michelle

    My students would love to play with this during their free time. Going to have to practice this weekend before I bring it in. Thanks for sharing over at Party at My Place. You have the best finds.

  • Teresa

    I have lots of games on my iPhone and ipad for the grandkids, but didn’t know about this one. Thank you for sharing it! I’ll be downloading it I’m sure!

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Hi Pamela,

    I’m so glad that your grandkids love it, too! I think there is something universal about it that appeals to all kids!

    Thanks for your kind words about by post.

    Nina

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Hi Sheryl,

    When the apps are as bright and colorful as this one and as fun I enjoy watching my grandkids play it because they get such a kick out of it! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

    Nina

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