Kidstir is a kids’ monthly cooking subscription box that aims to help your child learn age-appropriate cooking techniques while building a cookbook. You get a themed cooking kit sent to your door every month. Every box includes 3 recipes and accessories – 2 kid-sized tools and a special extra. If you sign up for the 12 month plan then your first box comes with a great recipe binder (shipped separately) to store all the recipes in so you can revisit your favorites.
When you sign up you can choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months and they will auto renew until all 12 kits have been received.
When you prepay for a 12 month subscription you will receive a recipe binder, which shipped separately. You can also choose from one of three, 2-year magazine subscriptions!
Inside there were dividers for sorting each month’s recipes.
Everything in my September KidStir box! Kidstir is recommended for boys and girls between 5-10 years old, but younger and older kids can get some use out of these items too. Younger kids will need more help, older kids may be able to do everything themselves.
The inside of the box lid had a quick guide to what I would find inside.
Now that it’s fall, it’s time to Bake Me Happy!
The back of the info card has a shopping list. Let your child check items off of their list while at the grocery store and they will feel very important!
I received some Monkey Tags to turn banana bread into a special gift.
I received two kid-friendly kitchen tools. The whisk is such a pretty color (find one like it here.) The Puppy Pot Holder is just too cute!
The inside of the pot holder has ridges for gripping pans but this would also make a great item for an impromptu puppet show! Find a similar item here.
The recipes were already punched with holes and had a lot of information on their pages. They also have a spoon rating – three spoons is going to require more adult help than a one spoon recipe.
Step-by-step directions with pictures are very helpful – I still prefer cookbooks that have an awesome layout similar to these cards.
The final sheet showed how to whip cream, either by hand or with a hand mixer, and even included a puzzle!
There were two more recipes included. One was for Banana Bread, which you can turn into a gift with the Monkey Tags.
The third recipe was for Poppin’ Popovers. I can’t say I’ve ever had a popover so I am looking forward to serving one with a pot roast when the weather turns cooler. Right now it is still extremely hot and in an effort to conserve energy (and my electricity bill), I have a strict no-over policy from mid-May until at least October, so these recipes will have to wait a bit longer but Awesome Apple Crisp will be the first one I will ask my daughter to bake!
KidStir is a great way to get your kids in the kitchen! I teach preschool students and every Friday we make a kid friendly snack which incorporates language as well as measuring, mixing, etc. I plan on using some of the tips, techniques, and tools, along with the recipes, with my students. I like that the box focuses not only on technique but on nutrition and is adaptable for those with food allergies. The recipes are clear and concise and I even learned a new trick or two!
Have you cooked with KidStir? Let me know what you think in the comments!