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*** Parents' Choice Silver Honors Award Winner ***

Elmo wants you to make a monster friend! It’s easy! Choose a monster body and touch its face to give it eyes, nose and a hat—there are lots and lots and LOTS to choose from. When you’re done, Elmo will dance and play with your monster! This is going to be so much fun!

• Fosters art and creativity.
• Encourages decision-making.

• All original Sesame Street video.
• Elmo’s photos of your monster go to your iPhone/iPod's photo album.
• Elmo interacts with your monster.
• Your monster comes alive to dance and play.
• Change your monster as many times as you like.

• Touch one of the monster bodies to get started.

• Touch your monster’s face to give it eyes, a nose and a hat. Keep touching the same spot to keep changing your monster’s features. When you’re ready to play with your monster, touch the green arrow.

• Touch the camera icon and Elmo will take a picture of your monster. This picture will appear in your iPhone/iPod’s photo album.
• Touch the Elmo icon and the little red monster himself will jump in to play with your monster!
• Touch the music notes icon and your monster will dance for you!
• Touch your monster any time for a surprise!

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What's New

Version 9.06

So long summer, hello fall! Join your monster friends in this fall update.

Ratings and Reviews



Please update for summer!


Calling all monster lovers

I thought it was cute, CJ loved it. When you open the app Elmo tells you how to play the game. This isn’t really a game, per se, it’s just a fun thing to play with if you’re an Elmo fan. Everything is done with the tap of a finger. In the beginning Elmo instructs the player to choose one of five monsters to make, or finish/decorate. You then see your monster. Your monster needs eyes and a nose, and a hat if you choose. Tap the area where the nose goes and a nose appears. Tap again and it’s a different nose. Keep tapping, there’s a few of them. The same applies for eyes and hats. Once you’ve completed your monster you can either watch it dance to one of four songs or take a picture that goes into your library. CJ had a lot of fun playing with this one. I thought it was cute. The only thing I don’t like is that when you press the camera button all you see is a bright light. I actually thought that since my iPod has no camera that I wasn’t getting monster pictures. It wasn’t until I checked the photo library that I found all of the monster pictures. All in all it’s a fun app that your monster lover will love.


My 2 year old LOVE it!

It's a good program, but I have just a few issues. One, it's almost Valentine's Day and it's still the Christmas/ Chanukah version. That would be easily overlooked if there was an option (even in the iPhone's settings) to turn off the holiday decorations. The other thing is, if your kid taps around the screen quickly enough, it's possible to actually crash the app. With a 2.5 year old, it's VERY easy for this to happen. It's gotten better in recent versions, but it can still happen on occasion. Still, I would DEFINITELY recommend the app. Hand it to your kid in the grocery store, and your trip is instantly bearable. LOL


Sesame Workshop Apps
415.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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