When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to help out in the kitchen, as my parents and grandparents worried about the various ways I could hurt myself and the mess I would possibly make. Fast-forward 15 years to me sitting in my first apartment, Googling videos for the right way to cut an onion. But don’t fret—You can avoid all of these scenarios by investing in kids cooking subscription boxes, which specialize in helping children develop their skills and confidence in their kitchen in an age-appropriate, safe manner.
These baking and cooking kits don't just help kids develop their culinary skills — they help kids get accustomed to cooking tools, learn about other cultures, reinforce math and science fundamentals, and overall, help build life skills for toddlers, older kids, tweens, and teens. Many baking kits include kid-friendly recipes and other activities, too, showing kiddos that it's fun to get in the kitchen and make something from start to finish.
And, the best part of it all, those donuts, brownies, cupcakes are not only homemade, but they get to be devoured by the whole family!
Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit
Create the perfect time to bond with your kiddos with Baketivity, a fun monthly kit that makes it easy to do just that! Teaching the kids the art of baking using illustrated recipes, pre-measured dry ingredients and coordinating activities, they'll don their aprons and get right to mixing, baking and decorating. And, as an added bonus, all boxes are nut-free and kosher to be inclusive to more tiny bakers.
“My 5 year old loves to cook and bake and he just shouted with joy when he opened the box. He was amazed by every little item; and it also makes it easier for me as I am not a baker/person. I like to have all the ingredients for each recipe along with the instructions.” — Sophie
Shipping: Boxes ship on the 10th of every month.
Junior Whisks- Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box
It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a one-off kit, or a full 12-month subscription, because Junior Whisks is on a mission to get kids cooking and baking! This subscription box is the product of a teacher and a pro baker, so they know how to both simplify and get great results. Delivering pre-measured dry ingredients, a recipe card and a kid-safe kitchen tool, just add any necessary perishables to the shopping list and get baking!
“We loved our first Junior Whisks box! The directions were easy to follow, the ingredients were portioned correctly, and the recipe tasted great. My daughter could do everything with very little help. It was a fun experience.” – Stephanie W.
Shipping: Boxes ship on the 10th of every month.
Kidstir Cooking Kit
The Kidstir Cooking Kit is designed to help kids ages 4+ build a love of cooking by getting them into the kitchen to get a few wins under their belt. Open up every monthly subscription box to discover a new menu of recipes, fun family activities and a useful baking tool. Then prepare your grocery list, do the shopping and head into the kitchen to create meat and veggie dishes, desserts and more, earning achievement stickers along the way.
“We absolutely LOVE our Kidstir subscription! After receiving a subscription package as a Christmas gift for my daughter, we decided to continue the subscription for the whole year! Our favorite time of the month was reviving the Kidstir box in the mailbox.” – Charlie
Shipping: Boxes ship the first week of every month.
DIY Cookie Kits by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop
Feel intimidated in the kitchen on your own, and even moreso when you add kids in the mix? Start with cookies! Cookies are one of the more forgiving homemade goodies, and with the help of DIY Cookie Kits from Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop, each step is laid out for you. Unbox pre-measured, mostly organic dry ingredients and a recipe card to make 2-3 dozen cookies. And, they're happy to make a gluten-free or vegan box as needed!
“Worth every penny! Treat someone you love.” – Mike H.
Shipping: Ships to selected countries from the United States within 5 to 7 business days. All renewal boxes ship in the second half of the month.
Enjoy everything from caramel snickerdoodles to chocolate pecan pie bars, with the Mix Box by Homemade Bakers, a monthly box that brings you all you'll need to whip up delicious desserts that the whole family will enjoy. Great for bakers of all skill levels, including the littles, simply unbox all the dry ingredients, filling, toppings, and kitchen tools you'll need to make the featured dessert from start to sweet-tooth satisfying finish.
“Second baking experience under my belt and I love showing off my creations to my friends and family. My husband said, “I love how proud of yourself you get now when you bake.” – Aubrie R.
Shipping: Boxes ship around the 7th of each month.
The Little Sugars Monthly Box
The Little Sugars Monthly Box features some of their fan favorite bakery items, like Dutch Cocoa Brownies and Cake Jars, and makes it easy to create them from the comforts of your own home. Each month a box arrives at the door filled with a new recipe and all the dry ingredients to bake it from scratch. Round up the gang, open the box, grab a couple of pantry staples and get your bake on!
“So happy to have a taste of this local bakery in our home. My family and I love trying to recreate their delicious sweets! We had a ton of fun doing the Halloween cupcakes!” – Amanda G.
Shipping: Boxes ship between the 10th and the 15th of every month.
eat2explore explorer subscription box - a family educational food & culture box
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.
“This has been great for teaching young kids to cook and exploring different countries. They take much of the longer/harder tasks out making this great for weeknight meal.” – Annemarie V.
Shipping: Ships worldwide on the 3rd of each month.
Consider your cooking lesson to be officially in session from the first delivery of Baking fun!, a monthly box from Red Velvet NYC. This box walks you step-by-step through the process of baking restaurant-quality desserts at home. Each month brings 2 DIY baking sets, complete with pre-measured ingredients and foolproof recipe cards. Share each kitchen project with family and friends as you create "Pinterest-perfect" desserts!
“These ginger cookies were fun and easy to make. They came out perfectly! They were soft and delicious, and I really liked the added touch of the white chocolate and sprinkles.” – Kelsey S.
Shipping: Boxes ship so they arrive by the 1st Thursday of every month. Only ships within the United States.