What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

App Description

Demolish an old building with a wrecking ball, clear the lot with a bulldozer - then design, build, paint, decorate, and landscape a brand new house! Along the way you'll learn about safety equipment and power tools, empty your dump truck, dig and pour a foundation, mix cement, drive construction equipment, enjoy lunch with Grandpa, and measure and build a wall with wood! Be creative as you design from blueprints, paint the house with rollers, and choose your own windows, doors, shutters, landscaping, and fun extras! Ages 5-9.

Editor's Choice - Children's Technology Review

Parents and teachers love Build With Grandpa because it teaches about renewal and re-building while taking players through the complete process of creating a new home from the ground up.

Kids love Build With Grandpa because they get to do everything from *dirt* to *decorate* in this original app!

1. Design a house using blueprints.
2. Choose equipment. “Which one is the generator?”
3. Foundation words. “Find the words in the puzzle to make the foundation!”
4. Finish the wall. “Which two boards add up to 8?”
5. Paint the house. “Be creative!”
6. Decorate the house. “Add windows and doors!”

1. Demolish the old house!
2. Clear the lot with a bulldozer!
3. Enjoy lunch with Grandpa!
4. Dump gravel out of a dump truck!
5. Give Grandpa a high five!
6. Add ingredients and mix the cement!
7. Watch 10 fascinating videos about building, narrated by Grandpa!

+ Math: measurement, addition through 9
+ Literacy: read and identify over 40 construction words
+ Life skills: suburban renewal, identify construction equipment, construction processes
+ Creativity: design, paint, decorate, and landscape a home
+ Problem solving, spatial skills, cause and effect


Fairlady Media is committed to developing high-quality family-friendly games with excellent entertainment value.

Please contact us if you have suggestions for improvement or to get technical issues resolved: [email protected]

Also by Fairlady Media:

+ Grandma's Garden (dancing Granny teaches preschool skills, ages 5 & under)
+ Grandpa's Workshop (high-fiving Grandpa teaches primary skills, ages 2-6)
+ Grandma’s Kitchen (fun and learning with Grandma and her wacky utensils, ages 4-7)
+ Grandma Loves Bugs (explore the forest to learn about creepy-crawlies, ages 5 & under)
+ Grandpa In Space (blast off in a custom rocket to explore the solar system, ages 6-8)
+ Grandma’s Preschool (the best school readiness app on the App Store, ages 3-6)
+ Fishing With Grandpa (cast and reel in fish and play games with Grandpa, ages 3-6)
+ Music With Grandma (learn about music and jam on musical instruments, ages 7+)
+ Camping With Grandpa (go on a hiking adventure and learn about the wilderness, ages 5-8)
+ At the Zoo With Grandma and Grandpa (tour the zoo and learn about 50+ animals, ages 6-8)
+ Grandpa’s Toy Shop (design, build, and decorate toys to sell in Grandpa’s shop, ages 6-9)

+ Smashing Grammar (crush the nouns, verbs, and more to get a high score, ages 9+)

These are apps you can feel good about giving to your kids. They are educational beyond the school curriculum - they also teach life skills in real-world contexts.

Links that take the user outside the app are contained behind a Parental Gate.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 23, 2017 Initial release
  • November 12, 2020 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99

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