25 Cool Things Google Home Does For Kids

Pexels | John Tekeridis

Since the moment my family bought a Google Home, our lives have been so much easier. I use it to keep track of our appointments, create shopping lists, check the weather, get recipes, set timers and alarms, and even control the lighting in my home. And my kids use it to tell jokes, sing songs, and play choose-your-adventure games (it's a great high-tech alternative to their staring at a screen all day). With Google Home, my kids never complain that they're bored, because it has so much to offer them, most of which I had no idea about until we actually bought it! Keep reading for a fun list of my children's favorite Google Home features.

01
Fun Greetings
TV One
Giphy

Fun Greetings

Instead of using commands like "Hey, Google" or "OK, Google," you can say "Hey, Boo Boo" and "OK, Boo Boo."

02
Potty Humor
Fox
Giphy

Potty Humor

Let's just get this one out of the way. If your kids ask Google, "Did you fart?," it has different responses, one of them being, "You can blame me if you want. I don't mind." Thanks, Google.

03
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon
Giphy

SpongeBob SquarePants

If you've got a SpongeBob SquarePants fan in your house, ask Google, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?" Google has different responses, one of them being, "SpongeBob Squarepants. A squirrel lives down there too, which is nuts."

04
Frozen
Disney
Giphy

Frozen

What can we say? We just can't "let it go!" If your kids are still obsessed with Frozen, make sure to ask Google, "Do you want to build a snowman?" Google has different responses, one of them being, "Sure. The cold never bothered me anyway."

05
Early 2000s Jams
S-Curve
Giphy

Early 2000s Jams

Ask Google, "Who let the dogs out?" It has different responses, one of them being, "I wish I could tell you, but that song never did reveal who, who, who, who, who."

06
Catchy Songs
Giphy

Catchy Songs

Remember in 2014 when everyone went around asking, "What does the fox say?" Yeah, so does Google. Ask it this question, and it will tell you, "Ring-ding-ding-ding-a-ding and Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow, or so I've heard."

08
Lullabies
TV Land
Giphy

Lullabies

You can also ask Google to sing you "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," which can serve as a lullaby for your kids. Score!

09
Jokes
Giphy

Jokes

You can ask for specific jokes, like a knock knock joke, pirate joke, or Christmas joke, and it will tell you a new joke every time. One of our favorites is "How do birds learn to fly? They just wing it."

10
Riddles
Warner Bros.
Giphy

Riddles

Google will tell you a new one every time when you ask for a riddle. Good luck! (If you get stuck, just tell Google "Cheat Code" and Google will act as if you answered correctly.)

11
Tongue Twisters
Giphy

Tongue Twisters

Ask Google to tell you a tongue twister, and then try to repeat it. They're pretty challenging! "Which witch wished which wicked wish" always gets us!

12
Flip a Coin
Giphy

Flip a Coin

Google can flip a coin and call out "heads" or "tails." This is great if your child needs help making a decision and also for settling sibling disputes.

13
Musical Chairs
Giphy

Musical Chairs

Google Home can even play classic party games, like Musical Chairs. Google will first ask how many people are playing, so it can keep track during the game. Google will play music and call out dance moves for people to do during the game.

14
Freeze Dance
Giphy

Freeze Dance

Another classic game Google can play is Freeze Dance. Google will play music and call out different dance moves to do during the game.

15
Rock, Paper, Scissors
NBC
Giphy

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Google can also play interactive games with your kids, like the classic Rock, Paper, Scissors. First, you'll shoot, and then Google will make a choice. Google will also keep track of the points.

16
Mad Libs
Giphy

Mad Libs

Another fun and interactive game Google can play with your child is Mad Libs. Google will ask you to fill in the words, specifying if it's an adjective, plural noun, color, etc. As always, the story ends up hilarious, which Google will recite to you.

17
Ding Dong Coconut
Fox
Giphy

Ding Dong Coconut

Google has a fantastic memory game for kids called Ding Dong Coconut. Kids have to match sounds with words Google tells them.

18
Mickey Mouse Adventure
Disney
Giphy

Mickey Mouse Adventure

If your child enjoys choose-their-own adventure games and is a fan of Mickey Mouse, they'll love playing Mickey Mouse Adventure. Your child will answer questions and make decisions to help Mickey Mouse get across the city to his magic show.

19
Belle's Castle Adventure
Disney
Giphy

Belle's Castle Adventure

If your child loves Belle from Beauty and the Beast, they'll enjoy playing Belle's Castle Adventure. Your child will figure out clues in order to help Belle find all of the books the Beast hid from her in the castle.

20
Cars Adventure
Disney
Giphy

Cars Adventure

Ka-chow! Cars Adventure is another choose-your-adventure interactive game. Your child will help Lightning McQueen win a race and decide how he celebrates his victory with his car friends.

21
Jungle Adventure
Disney
Giphy

Jungle Adventure

If your child ever wanted to visit a jungle, playing Jungle Adventure with Google is a great way for them to use their imagination. In the game, your child will make decisions to help find a lost temple.

22
Strangest Day Ever
ABC
Giphy

Strangest Day Ever

Your child will find themselves in the silliest situations with the wackiest characters. The best part is you get a different story every time you play!

23
Star Wars Trivia Challenge
Disney
Giphy

Star Wars Trivia Challenge

If you have a Star Wars fan who wants to know if they have what it takes to be a Star Wars master, have them take this challenge. Google will ask multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and character-voice-recognition questions about all of the movies.

24
Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia
Giphy

Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia

Let your kid test their sports knowledge with SI Kids Trivia. Find out if you're a rookie or a pro by answering multiple-choice questions.

25
Sound Pet
Giphy

Sound Pet

Last, but certainly not least, is Sound Pet. Your child can adopt a virtual imaginary animal. It's kind of like a Tamagotchi, because your child will take care of their pet, play with him/her, and help it grow.