Does you child like to cook or bake? Do they show interest in learning how to create a family meal or a sweet treat in the kitchen?
Growing up, I was never officially taught how to cook or bake. As a teen I did my best to follow recipes, or simply “wing it” and add ingredient here and there until I figured it out. I was notorious in my home for taking any kind of left over and adding some other ingredients to create an entirely different thing.
The only thing I was ever taught to make my stew. My mom taught it to me after I got married.
I CAN cook, and I can follow a recipe. I just wish that my mom and perhaps my grandparents (my grandad was a great baker, believe it or not) taught me how to cook. The same goes for my late mother-in-law. She cooked everything from scratch, and I would have loved to have learned how to make her sauce (“gravy” as my husband calls it), the stuff you put on top of spaghetti.
I admit that I didn’t do a good job teaching my kids how to cook. They didn’t show interest until they were in their late teens, and by then they were able to follow recipes.
Some kids do show interest in learning how to cook and bake. It’s also a wonderful family bonding activity (and a great way to pass down family recipes).
If your child, or even your grandchild, has shown interest, I have a wonderful gift idea for them. A subscription (or single kit purchase) of Kidstir.
Kidstir is a fun and educational baking or cooking activity kit for children.
In addition to the kits, Kidstir also has an interactive cook-along app for children, free monthly homeschool lessons for kids, games, activities and even a chance for kids to win prizes.
Each Kidstir kit comes with;
- 3 exclusive recipes
- Quality cooking tool
- Foodie Fun magazine
- Achievement stickers
- Wordstir family game
- Shopping list
I was sent one of their boxes to check out. I received their Aloha Hawaii! Cooking Kit. This kit included;
- 3 tasty recipes: Pineapple Fried Rice, Mahalo Garlic Shrimp, and Kahakai Cupcakes
- Cook-Along compatible: Watch these recipes come to life with our fun and interactive Cook-Along app for kids!
- Hands-on STEM Bonus Recipe: Cupcake Flower Lei
- Shopping list: A printed grocery list is included so you can shop for everything you need to get cooking when your box arrives. Grocery lists and dietary modifications are also available on our website.
- Cool tool: Frosting Spatula
Okay, I have to tell you that my mouth was watering when I read the recipe cards that came with this kit. Pineapple Fried Rice! Mahalo Garlic Shrimp! YUM!!!
To be honest, I was thinking the recipes that came with this kit were JUST for kids. I never anticipated that they would be recipes that the whole family can enjoy together. WOW!
Can you imagine how happy and proud a child would feel if they created dinner for the whole family on their own (with supervision from an adult of course)? That would be a special event, hopefully documented by a lot of photos.
Who knows, these kits could inspire the next Bobby Flay, Duff Goldman, or Julia Child.
The recipe “cards” show step-by-step directions (with photos!). They also include a full shopping list to make it easier for you. In addition, the recipe card features fun and useful information.
I know this kit is geared toward children, but adults can take advantage of the great recipes and step-by-step instructions too.
This kit was packed with so much. There was a fun game that would help children learn to identify certain cooking things. There is also a great magazine including with cooking hacks, tips, information about Hawaii and so much more.
I also received some extra goodies I wasn’t expecting. I’m not sure if they are sold separately, or they are included with your first kit purchase.
I received a great cook book binder where kids can insert the recipes cards that they receive with each kit. That is a genius idea! Kids can build their own cookbook, and when they are older and move out, they will have a cookbook to take with them so they can continue to cook and bake their favorites.
The binder also came with dividers included.
I also received the spatula that cam with the kit. It’s small in size (maybe a bit small for adults), but it’s a great size for children’s small hands.
I’m not sure if this is part of the first kit purchase, or a separate purchase, but like the binder, I received something unexpected – a chef’s hat and a child’s kitchen apron. What a fun idea! They would really make a child feel like a chef, and the apron is a great way to keep spills and splatters from getting on their clothing.
To get the full benefit of these kits, be sure to download the FREE Kidstir apps. There you’ll also find the recipes from your kit, and other great recipes and information.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, you can purchase a single kit, or you can subscribe. I think either options would make a great holiday gift, as well as a gift for a birthday or just because a child shows interest in learning how to cook and bake.
If you would like to learn more about Kidstir, visit Kidstir.com. There is a plethora of great things to be found on their website. It’s worth checking out even if you don’t subscribe or make a purchase.
You can also find the brand on social media. Their links are found on the bottom of their website.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.