Best Environment Apps for Kids [Updated for 2020]

We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Environment Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

Earth Day is a good time for us to remember the need to be good stewards of the Earth but it’s not the only time. Children are never too young to learn how important it is they do their part. There’s no time like the present to learn more about how we can save the environment.

We’ve included a list of reviewed and recommended apps for a wide range of ages. They include awareness lessons, some science and background, and even some with practical ideas on what everyone can do right now and today.

Grow Garden

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Sometimes learning by doing, or at least by digital pretending, can be the best way to internalize ideas. Gro Garden is an app that helps children learn the importance of organic gardening. With information on composting, planting, and other garden facts, this app is perfect for children of all ages.

The app costs $2.99, and will help children understand a variety of related concepts, such as sustainable farming, as well.


The Lorax

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Oceanhouse Media has done it again. This landmark environmental classic has been turned into an awesomely engaging app that kids of all ages will enjoy. Follow the Lorax as he speaks for the trees in his own style. This awesome storybook app is a Dr. Seuss classic that shares an engaging story about the importance of caring for our trees and natural environment. Powerful, easy to understand, and great for all ages.

This ebook is $3.99 and is delightfully interactive. It will give your kids hours of entertainment while they learn about a vital topic.


iOS App Store

GardenLab offers an engaging learning experience that teaches young children how to plant and grow flowers. With additional information about the growing cycle, weather, and so much more, this app provides lots of great information. Kids can plant and grow a garden, experiment with colors, and even design their own creations by manipulating seeds.

The app costs $2.99. It’s child-safe and fun.



Water Cycle HD

iOS App Store

This audio visual explanation of the Water Cycle is astounding. With photos and videos, the narrator explains all aspects of this foundational information.

The app includes a visual game that will test knowledge while helping students have fun. There’s also a great set of trivia facts that will broaden kids’ knowledge base. It costs $1.99.

Toca Nature

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

This app is a marvelous way to celebrate Earth Day! Kids can plant trees to grow a forest, collect berries or nuts to feed the animals, and learn about foxes, bears, and other creatures.

Toca Nature costs $3.99 and is a great way to help young children get familiar with the natural world. The more they know, the better they will understand the need for conservation.



Eco Birds: Quest to Save the Environment & Stop Climate Change

iOS App Store

Eco Birds is a highly-addictive game where players tap to fly a brave bird trying to stop evil villains from cutting down trees. The more trees you replant, the higher your score!

This free app is a fun way to remind players to make good choices for conservation. Some might say it oversimplifies the issues with enemies like Big Oil, Toxic Polluters, and so on, but there’s no arguing that hte game is fun and the message is positive.



Sustainability News

iOS App Store

Here’s an app that will help older students understand the nuances of environmental issues. It’s great for finding reliable sources for school projects, too. The app aggregates over 100,000 environmentally-focused websites and social media channels to keep users up to date.

Sustainability News costs $1.99. It features news and social media posts about sustainable development, global warming, solar energy, and many other up-to-the-minute current events.