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.
Plus, when you subscribe to an annual subscription you’ll also get a FREE cookbook binder! Plus all subscriptions get a bonus 2 years to select print magazines!
My items were wrapped in tissue paper and had a Kidstir sticker closure. The presentation is bright and colorful, sure to attract the attention of little chefs.
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.
Inside there were dividers for sorting each month’s recipes.
Everything in my December 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 in the box.
It’s December, time to bake Winter Wonderland Cookies!
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!
We received some Holiday Gift Tags, which your child can use to dress up a gift of fresh baked cookies.
We received Starry Night Cutters (similar here) and a Cookie Decorating Kit. The stars range in size from 1-2 inches while there are 3 different tips for the icing container.
The recipes were already punched with holes and had a lot of information on their pages. They also have a spoon rating – a three spoon recipe is going to require more adult help than a one spoon recipe.
Step-by-step directions with pictures are very helpful – I prefer cookbooks that have an awesome layout similar to these cards. Some of the cards have games on them, others have an additional recipe or even a craft idea. There were two more recipes included – Snowball Truffles and Hot Cocoa Cookies, plus these adorable Snowflake Shortbread cookies. Who cares if the final outcome is perfect or not – process over product!
I think 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!