We've got a secret you may not have uncovered yet: kids actually love to help out in the kitchen. Plus, letting them help you can help them build confidence. So why not start an informal cooking club for the whole family with a kids cooking subscription box?
These cooking and baking kits don't just help kids develop their culinary skills — some offer lessons in other cultures, in math and science, or are designed to let your older kids or tweens develop their life skills. With many including activities alongside their baking kits and cooking kits, kids learn quickly that cooking can be fun. Besides, they always get to eat the finished product — and who doesn't want a taco, cookie, brownie, or cupcake homemade by the whole family?
Price: Starts at $18.95/month; use code CRATE15 at checkout to get a 15% OFF!
What's Included: Whisk Takers provides a "fun, easy & mess-less" DIY baking experience. Choose from a variety of subscription boxes based on your dietary requirements or taste — from "Chocolate Lovers" to gluten-free or vegan. Their step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients make learning to bake from scratch look easy. Whisk Takers will guide your little sous chef every step of the way through producing their unique and tasty recipes, building their confidence along the way.
Shipping: Ships in the US on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $20/month; use code COOKIEFAM19 at checkout to get a special discount
What's Included: Everyone loves cookies, but nobody loves them like kids do. The Fresh Baked Cookie Crate subscription box will provide you a scrumptious new gourmet cookie baking kit every month. Their organic and all-natural ingredients are pre-measured and vacuum-sealed; follow their straightforward instructions for a no-hassle, mess-free baking experience every time for any level of baker. Give your cookbook a break!
Shipping: Ships in the US on the 1st of the month
Price: Starts at $45.75/month
What's Included: Consider cooking class officially in session: Red Velvet NYC will guide you through baking restaurant-quality desserts at home. Subscribers receive two DIY baking kits in one box monthly, along with pre-measured ingredients and foolproof recipe cards. Red Velvet NYC wants to help you learn how it's done by helping you do it. Share each kitchen project with family and friends as you create "Pinterest-perfect" dessert recipes!
Shipping: Ships in the US to arrive on the first Thursday of each of month
Price: Starts at £8.42 GBP/month
What's Included: Enhance your child's culinary skills while encouraging healthy eating! Little Cooks Co's subscription box aims to do that by including a healthy snack recipe kids will love, along with all the dry, organic ingredients needed to make it. A healthy dinner recipe is also included. Little Cooks Co recipes contain no refined sugar and are ideal for kids age 3-10.
Shipping: Ships in the UK on the 27th of each month
Price: Starts at $24.95/month
What's Included: The Mix Box by the woman-founded and operated Homemade Bakers is a DIY subscription box helping you bake amazing desserts from scratch in the comfort of your own home. Their fresh, pre-measured ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and video tutorials included in every baking kit will lead you to a perfect dessert every time. Subscribers also have the option to receive a cinnamon bun recipe and ingredients in lieu of a new recipe any given month. Perfect for all baking levels.
Shipping: Ships in the US between the 1st and the 7th of each month
Price: Starts at $19.99/month
What's Included: With a new theme every month, these subscription boxes will arrive packed with goodies and activities kids will love. A kid-friendly kitchen tool and an easy-to-follow cooking lesson is accompanied by collectible recipe cards, stickers, and a ready-to-color activity poster. Kids will be immersed in hands-on activities centered in food, science or art. It's all been designed lovingly and intentionally by award-winning chefs, teachers, and parents.
Shipping: Ships in the US on the 10th of every month
Price: Starts at $21.21/month; use code CRATEJ15 at checkout to get a special discount
What's Included: Let children discover the world through cooking and eating with this conversation starter! The eat2explore monthly subscription box is curated by culinary chefs and educators and lets families learn about the cuisine and culture from 17 different countries and regions across the world, with new countries added every year. Included in every box are unique recipes, essential ingredients specific to the featured cuisine, interactive activity sheets, shopping lists, and cooking tools. Kids will also love the collectibles added in, such as country stickers and flag pins.
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 3rd of each month
Price: Starts at $28.75/month
What's Included: This monthly subscription box sends yummy, pre-iced shortbread cookies just begging to be decorated by their signature edible watercolor palette — and that's where you come in! You will also be provided with paintbrushes, icing, sprinkles, and glitter. An online tutorial with a pastry chef is also included. Consider this "baketivity" fun for kids or the whole family!
Shipping: Ships in the US on the 10th of every month