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12 Best Cooking Kits for Kids That Love Food

Raise your own chef with these cooking kits for kids, which help budding culinary masters learn kitchen tricks.

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One of our favorite cooking kits for kids, Baketivity’s baking boxes arrive with pre-measured ingredients and easy instructions. It’s designed for children ages four through 10, but is perfect for the whole family. The boxes are a creative way to bond and create something scrumptious. Time to build a family baking bucket list!

Cost: Starting at $32.95/month

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Raddish Kids

This is like a cooking class in a box. Raddish Kids teaches children from ages four to 14 how to prep meals across a variety of cuisines, with new lessons delivered each month. The food is not included, but each box contains three recipe guides, along with a grocery list, a kitchen project and a brand-new kitchen tool.

Cost: Starting at $24/month

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Nothing’s as sweet as dessert made at home—especially organic, creative desserts that kids of all ages can make. Foodstirs boxes are available as a one-time purchase or as part of the monthly Bakers Club, which delivers all the ingredients you need for projects like ghost-shaped cookies and snowflake brownies. These baking kits are best suited to dessert fans who are six and up. Looking for kits for an older crowd? These baking subscription boxes can sweeten up your kitchen skills.

Cost: Starting at $34.98/month

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Each eat2explore box has recipes and ingredients for making different dishes from across the globe, all geared at children. They can explore a country, a continent or the whole world through their tastebuds. If you subscribe to Taste of Home magazine, you might recognize the eat2explore holiday desserts box in our printed gift guide!

Cost: Starting at $24.95/month

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Little GF Chefs

If your kiddo has allergies, they can still get in on the food kit fun. Little GF Chefs was designed to help kids with restricted diets gain confidence in the kitchen. Each month, your little one will receive a box packed with a fun recipe, dry ingredients, decorating supplies and a cooking tool. Plus, every kit mix is free from gluten, artificial dyes, sesame, dairy, nuts and other common allergens.

Cost: Starting at $35/month

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Little Sous Kitchen Academy

Always wanted a pint-size sous chef in your kitchen? The Little Sous Kitchen Academy teaches your kiddo kitchen skills and provides kid-safe kitchen tools and fun recipes in a themed monthly box. It’s meant to encourage family togetherness in the kitchen.

Cost: Starting at $24.99/month

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Harlow’s Harvest

Each month, Harlow’s Harvest will send you a cooking academy in a box. The cooking kits for kids change monthly, but always include recipes and lessons integrating history, STEM and geography. It’s perfect for kids ages four to 15, though supervision is recommended for younger chefs. (Soon, they’ll be able to tackle these kid-friendly recipes.)

Cost: Starting at $23/month

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Let your kids take on dinner duty this week. Kidstir includes three recipes, two cooking tools and a comprehensive grocery list for parents. It’s targeted at kids ages five to 10, and includes games, puzzles and activities to help expand their knowledge and palates. Check out our gift ideas for kids who love to cook, too.

Cost: Starting at $23.99/month

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Curious Chef

Kids can become kitchen whizzes with this Curious Chef foundational kit, which includes 27 different tools, including oven mitts, a rolling pin and knives safe for little fingers. Best for ages five and up, it helps younger cooks learn the basics—and how to have confidence while cooking. This cooking with kids guide is helpful for parents to keep on hand, too.

Cost: $59.99 for one kit

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MasterChef Junior

The MasterChef Junior kit helps your kids learn how to make three award-worthy recipes, while providing them with the tools to hone their cooking skills. Food is not included, and it is best for ages six and up. Help build our your kiddo’s kitchen utensil repertoire with these kids baking supplies.

Cost: $39.99 for one kit

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Although Boxiki sells tools for adults, its 24-piece kid’s baking set comes with sturdy, kid-sized tools that will teach them the joys of cooking and baking. The one-time purchase is aimed at ages six and up, and includes a cupcake pan and cookie cutters. Just make sure you leave room for dessert!

Cost: $24.99 for one kit

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I’m the Chef Too!

The creator of I’m the Chef Too! is a teacher who decided to bake concepts like reading, science, math and art right into her recipes. The “adventure cooking kits for kids” make learning tasty, with projects like Erupting Volcano Cakes that explain geology and chemistry to pint-sized chefs. Continue the science kitchen fun with the Young Scientist Cookbook, which answers pressing food questions through fun and educational experiments.

Cost: Starting at $38.95/month

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Kim Bussing
Kim Bussing is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. She has written for publications including Reader’s Digest, Modern Farmer, Clean Plates and Vice, among others, and she is working on her first novel. She is always on the hunt for the perfect gluten-free cinnamon roll.