Osmo | Educational Games System for iPad

Osmo | Educational Games System for iPad
Sample received. All opinions are my own.

I have grown weary of my children begging for iPad time. A lot of apps they want to download and play tend to be time wasters. Then, we found Osmo.

Osmo is my kid’s newest favorite game on the iPad… and for once I’m ok with them wanting screen time.

I was sent the Osmo pack, that includes:
– Mirror and stand for the iPad
– 2 sets of the full alphabet to play the Osmo Words App
– Tangram pieces to play Osmo Tangram App

There are 4 app games that you can play with Osmo: Masterpiece, Words, Tangram, and Newton.

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My 4 year old drawing
My 7 year old Drawing
Masterpiece is their favorite. This is where they draw and create masterpieces that they are so proud of because they do it all on their own.

There are built in images that you can select, or you can take a picture with the camera and turn it into a drawing. McKenna is 4 and Karson is 7 and they both understand and can use this app. Start by selecting the image you wish to draw, place a piece of paper just under the Osmo stand so it holds it in place and begin to draw.

The trick to this is you can’t look at your paper, you have to keep your eye on the screen and trace the lines that you see. It takes a little to get used to as you want to watch your paper but the screen shows your hand and pen on the screen as if you are drawing on the screen. You trace the lines on the screen and when you have completely gone over all the lines you are left with a great picture on your paper.

When you click that you are finished you have the option to save the masterpiece to your iPad or you can email it to someone. The email is a little video that shows your hand drawing your picture. It’s fun for grandma to receive a email that she can watch of your child drawing.

Words is another fun game. You can select from 2 different levels. There is a kid version or a harder adult version. The kid version shows a picture and has a letter missing, your child has to find the missing letter and place it in front of the screen to complete the word. This is a great game for my soon to be kindergartener who is learning to recognize letters and sounds. For my 7 year old, who already knows how to read, this is far too easy. I wish the junior words would get harder as they correctly get them right. He is too young for the adult version, but too old for the junior version.

The adult version you see a picture and are shown the number of letters in the word they are looking for. It’s kind of like hang man, you throw letters up and if correct it shows the letter in the correct spot in the word. If you guess a wrong letter then it goes up top in the “strike” zone, if you use up all your strikes before guess the word then you loose. You can play Words with a friend and race to guess the correct letters and score the most points, or you can play by yourself.

Tangram has you thinking to create images using shapes. You are provided with a set of different shapes, and you have to recreate the image that is on the screen.

My kids play where they are shown the shapes and they just have to copy the image below. I like to play where you are shown a silhouette and you have to figure out on your own how the shapes fit together to create that image. It’s harder then you think!

Newton is a game that makes you think outside of the box and solve puzzles. Balls drop down from the top and you have to make a path to the correct targets. You use a piece of paper and a marker to draw lines for the balls to roll down to the target, or you can use different objects to create your paths. I prefer to use objects instead of paper and marker as each puzzle is different and you will go through a lot of paper for just a few lines on each piece. Karson has used his hand, scissors, pencils and other objects to solve his puzzles.

Osmo has been such a fun new app for the kids that I actually enjoy allowing them to play on the iPad. I would highly recommend Osmo to any family with a child who has a interest in art and drawing.

Osmo has encouraged my 4 year old to draw things she didn’t think she could draw and it has really encouraged her that she can do it. Head over to www.playosmo.com and order your Osmo.

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You can purchase Osmo on their site for $79.99. When you buy 1, they give 1 to a classroom of your choice!


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win Osmo!

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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 3, 2015.



  1. Jennifer Tilson says

    I learned that more than 2,000 schools are using Osmo to learn.

  2. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Paddington Summer Prize Pack giveaway.

  3. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Fisher Nut Exactly giveaway.

  4. Richard Hicks says

    I learned that if you Buy Osmo at playosmo.com and we’ll give a free one to your child’s school!

  5. Jennifer H. says

    They offer free shipping and my son would love the word games.

  6. heather eg kaufman says

    I love that When you buy 1, they give 1 to a classroom of your choice!

  7. Colleen Boudreau says

    I learned that more than 2,000 schools are using Osmo to learn and play!

  8. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like how this system isn’t only games but actual educational games and activities and it’s interactive!

  9. E.S. says

    I learned Osmo was invented by young parents out of Stanford and Google.

  10. Robin Abrams says

    I learned that when you Buy Osmo at playosmo.com they will give a free one to your child’s school

  11. Schindler says

    You can use it to learn alot

  12. Katherine says

    I love the word game they offer with it~

  13. Melissa C says

    I learned that the Playing Field
    Turn any surface into an imaginative playing field!

  14. Margot C says

    I like that you can supercharge your kid’s drawing skills with Masterpiece!

  15. LaTanya says

    Buy One, Give One to a U.S.
    classroom free of charge

  16. Leela says

    Osmo’s groundbreaking system fosters social intelligence and creative thinking by opening up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play.

  17. Leela says

    I entered the Logitech giveaway.

  18. David Fultner says

    I learned they have Word fun in puzzle form.

  19. Thomas Murphy says

    I learned Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad.

  20. Melissa S says

    I like that they plan to add more games in the future.

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I like how it comes with a stand.

  22. Nannypanpan says

    Hi learned it won time innovation of 2014

  23. Nannypanpan says

    Entered del sol

  24. Nannypanpan says

    Entered Tom tom

  25. I learned over 2000 schools are using OSMO for learning

  26. Erica B. says

    I learned that schools are using it.

  27. Heather K says

    I think that their Masterpiece app looks pretty cool.

  28. laura revilla says

    love it

  29. Jess says

    This would be an amazing tool for the students in my classroom with autism. Heck, all my students would benefit from something that this tool offers. Wether it is working cooperatively with others, being challenged or supported, or because they are visual learners, this tool looks to give students a whole new experience!

  30. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the Del Sol giveaway.

  31. Jennifer Tilson says

    I entered the $50 Toys “R” Us gift card and Duracell Batteries giveaway.

  32. Lisa Li says

    I learned Osmo is for kids 6 and up

  33. Rachel Freer says

    I love that there are games to play as a family.

  34. Stephanie Galbraith says

    I like the Masterpiece app.

  35. Ali Celestino says

    I learned that the Osmo is family fun and ages 6-96. Top educators rave about Osmo and how much their students love it. It was designed with care and invented by young parents out of Stanford Google. The osmo brings positive family fun for all ages. Times best invention 2014.

  36. Dawn Reid says

    When you buy 1, they give 1 to a classroom of your choice

  37. Linda Bradshaw says

    I learned that the starter kit is 79.99 with free shipping. That is not bad.

  38. Heather Dawn says

    I like the Buy One, Give One Program!

  39. trixx says

    I learned that Osmo has been tested in over 100 schools worldwide, and has thousands of hours spent with children!

  40. trixx says

    I also entered the DelSol giveaway. =)

  41. trixx says

    I also entered the Logitech giveaway.

  42. Laurie Emerson says

    I learned that when you Buy Osmo at playosmo.com they will give a free one to your child’s school.

  43. Sand says

    I learned that Osmo Academy is a program to help Osmo educators get the most out of Osmo in their classrooms. Offerings: A dedicated Mentor, a Teacher’s Guide with detailed lesson plans, and unique opportunities to help shape Osmo for schools.

  44. I learned that Osmo was voted Number 1 in 2014 by Time Magazine in innovations.

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