These days, there seems to be an app for just about everything!
Guess what? There’s also one for the ever popular McDonald’s Happy Meal!
All the kids (and kids at heart) rejoice! Yey!
McDonald’s Happy Studio App
Happy Studio is an interactive learning and play app that makes the Happy Meal experience even more enjoyable. Filled to the brim with character-themed games, the Happy Studio app is a place where kids can explore their creativity while developing useful skills. It is available for free on both iOS and Android devices.
Educational Game Play
Happy Studio has been designed in collaboration with a panel of child development and play experts. These experts have been working with McDonald’s to create a fun new environment that grows children’s imaginations and encourages innovative thinking.
In the game, there are 3 modes to choose from. One can be a musician, an artist, or an inventor.
In this mode, the child can choose among 3 musical instruments to learn and play, the keyboards, the maracas, and the crank music box.
Once you’ve chosen an instrument, you’ll be asked to choose Practice or Challenge. This is a sample of the Practice mode in keyboards. You can just tap the keys and learn about the different sounds and create your own rhythm. The Challenge mode on the other hand, will ask you to follow a key sequence, ala Dance Revo style. (Ha! Dance Revo, I am so old school, LOL!)
This mode is the kids’ favorite! It’s where they can draw freeform and use all sorts of colors and put all the available stickers! There’s even a panel that teaches you how to draw the Happy Meal character!
Here’s my sample masterpiece. Haha!
The last mode is the most challenging one. It’s really all about building, following the laws of physics, and doing countless trials and errors (just like in real life) to be able to come up with the perfect rocket or car that will achieve the goal.
In the Building a Car option, you’re supposed to make a car that can bounce off the road because there is a big hole on the ground. You are given a set of parts that you can use. Once you’re done, you can hit play and see if it works. Otherwise, it’s back to the drawing board.
One more reason to love this app is this section. It encourages the kids to find other activities that will not glue them to this app (and their gadgets) for a long time. How great is that?! It provides suggestions of non techie games like Guess the Song? or Who am I? or activities like making a Crazy Science Gloop! Inside each are instructions and what you will need to play the game.
Scan a Happy Meal Toy
The app also has a way to include the latest Happy Meal toy. I was able to catch it when it was featuring toys from the Emoji Movie. The Scan Your Toy mode came up. When I did scan a toy from that collection, I was able to unlock a new challenge. Whoppee! I think this is dependent on the Happy Meal toy launch though as I don’t see the Scan mode anymore on my app now.
And Some More Reasons to Love this App
- No in-app purchases
- No food advertising
- No third-party advertising
- Updated regularly with new games and characters, depending on the Happy Meal property to be launched
- You don’t have to be connected to the internet to play Happy Studio, but you will need to download the app