Google Santa Tracker – with Advent Calendar and Games | Free #Android App of the Week
This week’s Between the Kids approved Free Android App of the Week is one that we’re about 13 days late in posting! Next year, we’ll have to remember to use this at the beginning of December, so if you’re late to the game like we are this year, make sure you check out Google’s awesome free app – Google Santa Tracker.
It’s not just a Santa tracker, so don’t let the name fool you! It’s got all kinds of great things to do!
First of all, the coolest thing about this app is that you can access it from your Android device, your computer, AND Chromecast! I love that it’s Chromecast supported so that on Christmas Eve, we can put this on the TV and the kids don’t have to hover over our devices or computer all day to track Santa. Brilliant. (If you don’t have Chromecast, you need to get it! Best $35 you will ever spend.)
I recommend that you visit the site to check out everything it has! The home screen displays a countdown clock so that we can keep up with exactly when Santa will depart (Google knows these things!), but if you click on the little Santa in the upper right corner (in your browser), you’ll find Google’s interactive Advent calendar!
Click on the icon for each day, and it will show you what’s going on at the North Pole. Like today, the 13th, it takes you to the mountain where the elves are delivering letters to Santa! There are also lots of fun games to play and different activities to do on your Android device while waiting for Santa to depart!