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.
DEAL: Use coupon code HOLIDAY50 to get your first box for $12.90 shipped!
My items were wrapped in tissue paper and had a Kidstir sticker closure.
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 November 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.
It’s November, time for Gobbling Good Fixings!
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 Turkey Name Tags, which Kidstir suggests placing around the holiday table.
You can have Kidstir send double the tools for an extra $10 a month. I received two Spoon It Up! Tools (similar found here.) These are mini silicon spoonulas, spatula/spoon hybrids.
I also received two Kidstir Cooking Fun Aprons (similar found here.) I like the cheery green color. This is a simple apron and should help keep stains from little one’s clothes.
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. The final sheet included a game and some fun facts about cranberries. There were two more recipes included – Awesome Apple Stuffing and Popcorn Bread were the fall feast-friendly side dishes. I think it would be great to ask a child which one they would like to make for Thanksgiving; children love feeling empowered, and asking for their help will make their self-confidence soar.
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!