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Cookie Monster needs your help! Play through sets of fun and challenging mini games to build a cookie contraption and deliver cookies to everyone’s favorite Monster!

Cookie Monster’s Challenge offers a series of brain-building games designed to challenge and engage children (ages 3-5) by practicing self-control, focus, memory, following directions and problem solving – skills that are essential for school readiness.

-Ten mini games – Each game presents an exciting challenge designed to give children the opportunity to practice these key skills.
-Twelve Levels – With each level the mini games get more challenging, keeping children engaged and motivated.
-One Crazy Cookie Making Contraption – As children beat levels they earn pieces of a giant and hilarious cookie-making machine. Children can use the machine to decorate and deliver the cookies they’ve earned to their hungry friend Cookie Monster.
-Profiles – Children and Parents can create up to three separate profiles so that everyone in the family can progress through the game at their own pace.

Cookie Monster’s Challenge is based on the hit series SESAME STREET, which airs on PBS KIDS, and is produced by Sesame Workshop. Learn more at http://pbskids.org/sesame/.

Cookie Monster’s Challenge is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.

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What's New

Version 2.1

Minor updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Aimed at kids ages 3 through 5, this fast-paced game tasks them with fixing the machine that feeds Cookie Monster his beloved snacks. To unlock the necessary items, they’ll cycle through 10 quick mini-games where they’ll practice skills like following directions, looking for small details, and exercising self-control. Lighthearted and playful, Cookie Monster’s Challenge will entertain little ones while reinforcing the kind of positive behavior parents appreciate.

A great one time play


My three year old and his two year old best friend both loved this app. I would not label this as an educational app but more of a game that encourages patience and listening skills. I really liked that aspect and did not mind that this was what my son gravitated towards during his iPad time because I realized very quickly that once he reached all levels he would not be so interested. It took him about a week or so to complete (his patience and willingness to follow directions are lacking- the game takes you back a step each time you do not follow directions) during very limited time playing. I appreciated this app most because my son and his friend do things incorrectly on purpose sometimes and find it funny but this game does not indulge this behavior. It simply makes you start over however many tries it takes to follow directions and suddenly, it's not so enjoyable to not follow directions. This mimics the Montessori approach to behavior so well- ignore the poor behavior and reward work done well. I also appreciated that it allows for multiple players.

Only educates to finish game

Rolette Family Account

My 4yo daughter enjoyed the mini games. However, from a parent perspective, I found this game less than educational and a bit disturbing in its addictive nature by prompting the child to continue playing more mini games in order for Cookie Monster to receive his cookie.

If your child has a hard time walking away from incomplete projects, this is not a game I would recommend.

At the of each mini game series, which are also under duress of a timer, a piece of a Rube Goldberg-style contraption is added so that Cookie Monster can finally get his cookie. In order to do that the toddler must work through increasingly challenging mini games, however each game is the same, just with an added step.


PBS Kids
142.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Public Broadcasting Service


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