If all that banana bread baking during lockdown gave your little ones a taste for cooking at home, why not keep their culinary creative juices flowing with these top kids cooking kits…
Little Cooks Co
The UK’s first healthy cooking kit for kids promises to create happy kitchen memories. Designed by a qualified nutritionist, Helen Burgess, these natty kits combine delicious recipes with educational nuggets for kids aged 3-10. From sweet bakes to savoury family meals, each kit comes complete with organic dry ingredients, easy step-by-step instructions and we love their table talk cards to spark fun and laughter at the dinner table. If your little one catches the cooking bug, they progress to a new level, earning a badge and certificate at each stage. Plus, Little Cooks Co donate a healthy breakfast to Magic Breakfast for every box they sell.
Their perfect postal pasta kits were a dream during lockdown and the Pasta Evangelists keep on going with their kids’ pasta making kit. This six-piece cooking set for little ones comes complete with everything they need to craft their own ravioli and gnocchi at home as well as a set of simple, easy-to-follow instructions written by Livia, their very own pasta master whose passion for pasta began when cooking as a child with her nonna back home in Rome! Suitable for kids aged 5+, order quick as these kits are super popular.
Craft and Crumb
With five kids between them, Craft and Crumb founders Kate and Louise know a thing or two when it comes to making baking fun for kids. Their Bake at Home range pairs playtime with tasty treats – from lollipop biscuit bakes, rainbow caterpillars, monster cookies and sweet pizza pies, you’re little ones will love their bake and craft kits. Each kit comes packaged and can be personalised for that extra special touch. We especially love their party bags – an astounding array of 12 baking party bag kits from fairytale and pirates to unicorns and dinosaurs, or even marshmallow goo popcorn with corn to pop, coloured chocolate nibs plus lots of mini marshmallows to make a delicious popcorn goo! Super cute, super fun!
If you’re into cooking with the seasons, you will love Foodini, the brainchild of mamas Mia and Laura. Through award-winning monthly kits delivered to your door, your nippers can learn how to eat the rainbow, cook with seasonal ingredients and each kit comes with a growing activity so mini chefs can discover cookery from field to fork. The Foodini Postal Kit comes primed with one sweet recipe and 1 savoury recipe every month focused on seasonal fruit and veggies and all required dry ingredients. Little ones with allergies? Select gluten-free, peanut or nut allergy for dietary frienldy kits. With biodegradable pouches and packaging Foodini – it’s not only the bites that are eco-friendly.
Chocolate fiends? Coco Loco’s scrumptious farmyard themed Lolly Making Kit is an ideal summer holiday activity for the kids. Using Coco Loco’s organic milk chocolate, you can melt down and pour into farmyard lollipop moulds, before cooling and serving up for an afternoon treat. Older kids? Why not get rolling your very own truffles – made from a scrumptious mix of Dominican Republic cocoa solids, dark chocolate flakes and cocoa powder. Free from palm oil and Fair-trade certified, Coco Loco’s chocolate is as planet friendly as it is delicious.
We’ve used them for family meals but did you know Hello Fresh have a brilliant kids meal box to get the smalls whipping up supper in the kitchen? Select which family favourites from the menu they love and Hello Fresh will deliver all the pre-portioned ingredients and tried and tested recipes to your door, every week. From charred halloumi wraps, super quick creamy pasts with peas and bacon or Thai salmon fishcakes – take your kids on a culinary adventure around the world. No shopping nor planning needed, just everything you need for delicious family dinners and sticky thumbs up, every time!