Thanks to Amaya for sponsoring this post. The honest opinions are my own.

As you may know, our kids really our love iPad. Amaya, a developer of apps for your iDevices and Android, has a couple of extra presents in their Christmas stocking for children and parents as well this year. We are sharing a few of our favorites below. These and many other apps from Amaya are free at the App Store.

Santa’s Xmas Jigsaws: Holiday Gift 

Amaya Holiday JigsawSanta’s Xmas Jigsaws is a puzzle game made for the little ones to enjoy. This app offers 12 puzzles consisting of 6 pieces that have the cutest Christmas themed pictures. You select your puzzle and touch and drag the pieces into place. This is a little young for our 7 and 5 year old, but even with it being a little easy for them, it’s the perfect combination of app and puzzle for them and is just so fun and festive!

Amaya Drawing Lessons: Holiday Gift 

Amaya Drawing Holiday GiftThe Amaya Drawing Lessons: Holiday Gift app is consists of 20 options for drawing on your tablet. All 20 pictures are Christmas or winter themed and you are walked through step by step as you draw your picture. This is very easy to follow along, and I have to brag, my first attempt turned out pretty good! You are able do your initial drawing and then color everything in and even add items in the background of your picture. This was a fun experience and definitely put our family in the Christmas spirit while we were drawing and spending time together.

Amaya Drawing for Kids: Holiday Gift 

Amaya Drawing KidsDrawing for Kids is a child’s version (or for the artistically challenged like myself!) of the Drawing lessons listed above. This consists of 16 drawings, any of which will get you in the Christmas spirit. The drawing is more of a “tracing” and is easier to follow along. Again, once you draw your creation, you are able to color in the background and enjoy the your new work of art! Kora & Logan love to draw and both these apps are sure to become two of their favorites.

Amaya has come up with some really fun apps to help build your anticipation for Christmas, check these out at the app store and give them a try!