11 Best Cooking Kits for Kids That Love Food
Raise your own Master Chef with these cooking kits for kids, which help budding culinary masters learn kitchen tricks.
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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 complete grocery list, a kitchen project and a new kitchen tool.
Cost: Starting at $24/month for a monthly membership
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 the printed gift guide.
Cost: Starting at $24.95/month for a monthly membership
Made by parents for parents and kids, Baketivity’s baking boxes arrive with pre-measured ingredients and easy instructions. Designed for children ages four through 10 but 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 for a one-month subscription
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: $19.99/month for new subscriptions
Each month, Harlow’s Harvest will send you a cooking academy in a box. The kits 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 for a monthly membership
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 for a monthly subscription
Veggie Buds Club
The secret to teaching your kids to love vegetables is by having the kids cook, with help from Veggie Buds Club. Every month, your budding chef will get a monthly eBook featuring a specific vegetable with information, projects, fun facts and at least three delicious recipes. It is best for children age three to six.
Cost: Starting at $19.95 for a mini-box
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.
Cost: Starting at $25.99 for one kit
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.
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. Different sets are available for purchase, including baking kits, pizza making kits and breakfast kits. Food is not included, and it is best for ages six and up.
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!