smithsonianappName: Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp

What is it? Designed for the home and classroom by the Smithsonian Science Education Center and Filament Games, this game teaches students how to describe movement and motion while visiting rare animals at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Each animal has coloring-page printouts, so you can print and color your favorite critter.

Best for: Ages 3-5

Price: FREE

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.


  • It can be played on the web and select tablets.
  • Shutterbugs is a learning game aligned with the Next Generation Science StandardsCommon Core, and previous national standards.
  • Children will follow Ada, the zookeeper, and be on the lookout for animals that are swimming, running, wiggling, and stomping.
  • The kids will be equipped with a virtual camera to take pictures of the animals as they perform those motions.
  • Once a child has mastered a vocabulary word, he or she will get access to a printable coloring page.


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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.