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Best Kids Cooking Kits of 2022 – Top 3 & Other Options

Best Kids Cooking Kits of 2022 – Top 3 & Other Options

Cooking and baking kits for children are subscription boxed that deliver recipes and (sometimes) ingredients to your door so you and your child can make dishes. Cooking for kids is proven to teach them lifelong skills, and cooking kits can provide healthy ingredients for helping children to learn how to follow recipes, develop sensory awareness in the kitchen, enhance social interaction, and practice planning/executive function. Baking and cooking can be a great and fun way to introduce your kid to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). Are you looking for the best kids cooking kits of 2022? Well, we’ve compiled a list of boxes that can help!

Whether you want to help your child eat healthier or just have fun and learn new cooking skills, monthly subscription boxes are the perfect solution to help get your child in the kitchen, even if you are cooking with 5-year olds or if you want to surprise your teenager with a fun box.

Do the cooking kits come with the ingredients?

If you’ve used food subscription services you might be used to having the ingredients come in a package with the recipes. For most of the cooking kits for kids this is not the case. You will have to buy the ingredients yourself most of the time. It makes sense because fresh ingredients go bad quickly and you might need to see when you and your child have time and are in the mood to cook. They usually send out a grocery shopping list ahead of time so you can prepare for when the monthly box arrives. Baking kits usually have baking mixes, the dry ingredients included.

1. Raddish Kids

Age: 4-14+
Starting at $20 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

One monthly cooking kit is Raddish Kids, which you can get for $20 a month. Each box comes with step-by-step instructions and a grocery list of the ingredients needed to make a new dish.

The kits provide a fun way for children to learn about cooking, while also making them feel like they’re getting a special treat in the mail. You can also take your kids grocery shopping to teach them how to select produce and show different options for the ingredients on the list.

Each kit is a new recipe that you get digitally as well as printed and laminated. You can collect all the fun recipes to repeat your favorites. They also usually are themed based on the season or holiday.

In case of dietary restrictions or preferences, RaddishKids provides substitutes!

2. Kiwico Yummy Crate

Age: 6-14
Starting at $17.50 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

The Yummy Crates teaches kids STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) by learning to cook. Involving your child in real life like cooking also gives them great confidence and a sense of accomplishment when they are done with making the meal.

Each crate come with 3 recipes and a shopping list. There also are whenever possible suggestions for alternative ingredients for different diets and preferences your family might have like vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free.

3. eat2explore

Age: 5+
Starting at $21.20 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

This kids cooking subscription is more unique than others as it helps you and your child to explore different cuisines from all over the world. With each themed box you can choose to explore a country, a continent or the whole world. This is great to expand the child’s palate as well as teach them about a different culture at the same time.

With each kit you receive 3 recipes, essential spices and sauces for the recipes, a shopping list, and extras to learn more about the country.

Included in each kit:

  • 3 easy-to-follow recipes
  • pre-measured spice/sauce mixes for each recipe
  • shopping list
  • explore country brochure
  • activity sheet
  • country sticker
  • flag pin
  • a fun collectible

Accommodating dietary restrictions? – No

Other Options For Cooking And Baking At Home

Kidstir

Age: 4-14-104
Starting at $19.99 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

You get 3 recipes printed with digital substitutes and other extras each month. They are easy to follow instructions for any age with only few steps.

They also offer additional homeschooling materials for you to do with your kids, as well as more easy recipe and activity ideas. Kidstir wants to give you a lot of value for being a member of their services and community.

Baketivity

Age: 4-10
Starting at $28.95 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

Instead of cooking your little one might also love to bake. Baking is also a great learning experience for kids and the time while things are baking is great for more bonding games and activities, which Baketivity also provides.

Included in each kit:

  • 1 baked good recipe with all the dry ingredients
  • 3 additional cooking recipe cards (with live videos included)
  • Baketivity stickers (chance of a gift at the end of the year if you collect them all)
  • An educational lesson (for homeschooling)

Accommodating dietary restrictions? – Ingredients may contain nuts. They offer wheat-free and gluten-free options.

Little Sous

Age: 5+
Starting at $19.99 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 6, 12 months

Great recipes to try for kids and parents. It offers a lot of bonding time over cooking and the projects. It’s awesome that your child gets kitchen tools that are safe for them to use in this box.

Included in each kit:

  • Step by step recipes and instructions
  • Hands on activity cards
  • Kid-safe kitchen tool
  • Creative Projects
  • Stickers

Accommodating dietary restrictions? – Not for subscriptions. Gluten free, grain free, and dairy free kits available.

I’m The Chef Too!

Age: 4-14
Starting at $32.95 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

This subscription box combines baking with themed educational projects. They call their boxes “baking adventure kits” for a reason, they don’t just educate while baking but also let your child create and experiment in a super fun way. Getting your kid interested in STEAM topics can start here.

Included in each kit:

  • 1 recipe with a recipe card
  • 1 activity guide
  • 1 STEAM themed craft project that supports your adventure
  • Pre measured ingredients (only the dry ones)
  • Specialty supplies
  • List of Items needed

Accommodating dietary restrictions? – Ingredients may contain nuts.

Foodstirs

Age: 6+
Starting at $32.33 per kit
Subscription every 2 months, 1, 3, or 6 kits

The dry ingredients are getting delivered for your baking lessons in this box. You’ll have to buy and add eggs, butter, vegetable oil or a little yogurt yourself. Unlike some of the other kids food subscription, this one comes every 2 months. This is great if you and your little one are not trying to bake all the time but want to try it out and get into it slowly. It’s still a great exercise to learn to follow instructions and patience.

Included in each kit:

  • Organic Junk-Free Baking Mixes
  • Decorating Supplies
  • Reusable Bakeware
  • Activity & Recipe Brochure

Accommodating dietary restrictions? – Baking mixes are vegan, nut-free, dairy-free, non-GMO & Kosher

Little GF Chefs

Age: All
Starting at $39.95 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 3, 6, 12 months

This kids baking kit uses no artificial dyes and is suitable for most people because they were made by a mom that has kids with dietary restrictions. You can buy mixes and refills as well as individual kits online, too. If you opt for the subscription, you’ll get most of what you need delivered to your door.

Included in each kit:

  • All of the dry ingredients
  • Decorating supplies 
  • Cooking tool

Accommodating dietary restrictions? – Mixes are vegan, gluten-free. For vegan substitutes in recipes add it in your order notes.

Young Chefs Club by America’s Test Kitchen

Age: 6-13
Starting at $15.99 per kit
Subscription monthly, or every 6, 12 months

This monthly kit comes with themed recipes and other box items but they can be anything from a specific cuisine or ingredient to scientific subjects. It will be a surprise to open and check out the new recipe as well as fun extras like a kitchen tool. Online you can also access digital bonus recipes and videos for techniques or help.

Included in each kit:

  • Kid-approved recipes engaging
  • Hands-on activities and experiments
  • Other creative items like cooking tools
  • Shopping lists via email

Can I get my teenage child a regular cooking subscription service like Hello Fresh?

Of course you can! While for very young kids it makes more sense to cook and bake with cooking kits for kids since the selection of foods is more kid friendly and recipes are easier to follow, older kids in their teens should have no trouble following food subscription boxes. It is also a great time for bonding with your teenager over making food if you both would like to cook together and try new recipes.

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