Gift Guide: The Best Baking Kits for Kids of All Ages (2021)

Most kids love to help out in the kitchen. Letting them help can build their kitchen skills and confidence. So why not start an informal baking club for the whole family to enjoy with a kids cooking subscription box?

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 and more, not only are they homemade, but they get to be devoured by the whole family!

What are the best cooking and baking subscription boxes for kids?


Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit

From $28.95 per box
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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.


Junior Whisks- Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

From $29.99 per box
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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!


Baking fun!

From $49.42 per box
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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!


Color My Cookie Subscription

From $38.33 per box
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No need to fuss around with cookie cutters, because with the Color My Cookie Subscription, your family can skip the baking and head straight to the decorating! Unbox yummy, pre-iced shortbread cookies that are begging to be decorated using the included signature edible watercolor palette, paintbrushes, icing, sprinkles and glitter. Tune in to the online tutorial with a pastry chef for all the pro tips and tricks you'll need.


Kidstir Cooking Kit

From $19.99 per box
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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.


DIY Cookie Kits by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop

From $30.00 per box
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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!


Mix Box

From $27.95 per box
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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.


The Little Sugars Monthly Box

From $33.33 per box
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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!


eat2explore explorer subscription box - a family educational food & culture box

From $27.21 per box
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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