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Kids love to get in the kitchen and get their hands dirty, but cooking with kids can be such an overwhelming process sometimes. As parents, we want to cook with our kids, but sometimes it can be hard to find kid-friendly recipes and tools. Kidstir makes the process easy with monthly kits that include proven kid-friendly recipes, clear instructions, kid-friendly cooking tools, and extra activities to go along with each recipe. This is one kids subscription box that will help you create some amazing memories together.
I love cooking with my kids, but sometimes it’s hard to slow down long enough to do it. There are always so many things on my plate. My time in the kitchen is usually spent rushing to get dinner on the table and, all too often, when my kids ask if they can help cook, I tell them “just a minute”.
I’ve been trying to change that by setting aside time to cook just for fun. No pressure to get dinner on the table or having a recipe turn out perfectly. Those moments are some of the favorite memories I make with my girls.
One of the biggest challenges (other than time — if you can solve that one, let me know) is coming up with what we want to cook. My daughter loves getting things in the mail so she was thrilled to try out Kidstir, a subscription service that helps spark a love of cooking in kids.
Each month, a box arrives with instructions and tools for 3 recipes. I love that the work is done for us. We can just enjoy the fun part.
My girls were so excited when this arrived in the mail. The first recipe that jumped out to them was a recipe for animal crackers and it included these adorable animal cookie presses, in bright colors to appeal to kids.
I love that Kidstir got us to try something that generally wouldn’t have been on our radar. I never would have thought to make animal crackers and my girls had so much fun making them.
The cookie presses were great for fine motor skills. Even my 4 year old twins had a great time stamping out their animal cookies.
My girls were so proud of their cookies when they were done and, because we had no agenda, we just had fun together. There was no stress or pressure to get things a certain way and everyone had a fabulous time.
Kids can save the recipes that come with each kit and put them into a recipe binder (which comes with a 12 month subscription).
Our cookies turned out delicious and my girls had so much fun making them that I’m sure we’ll be making them again.
Kidstir is available in a monthly subscription or with 3, 6, or 12 month packages. We are going to get a lot of use out of our subscription this summer and beyond. I’d highly recommend it if you have kids who are interested in cooking. Sign up for a Kidstir subscription here.