13 Best Cooking for Kids

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Cooking for Kids in 2020


Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Cooking Class 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make and Eat

Real Cooking Ultimate Baking Starter Set - 37 Pc. Kit Includes Sprinkles, Cake & Frosting Mix

Real Cooking Ultimate Baking Starter Set - 37 Pc. Kit Includes Sprinkles, Cake & Frosting Mix
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • All tools, mixes, frosting, and decorations included to make delicious cupcakes
  • No Spill bowls with unique suction-lock make mixing easy
  • Safe and easy Egg Cracker empowers kids to crack eggs without mess
  • No-Stick silicone cupcake tray cools fast and cleans faster
  • Food made in the USA

Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen

Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Kid Chef The Foodie Kids Cookbook Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen

Junior Chef 35-Piece Dishwasher Safe Kitchen-Quality Child Safe Cooking Accessory Set Includes Apron, Hat, Wooden Spoon, Bakeware, Knife and Recipe Book by Creative Kitchen

Junior Chef 35-Piece Dishwasher Safe Kitchen-Quality Child Safe Cooking Accessory Set Includes Apron, Hat, Wooden Spoon, Bakeware, Knife and Recipe Book by Creative Kitchen
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Recommended Age: 6+
  • 35 Dishwasher safe kitchen-quality cooking accessories
  • Real kitchen tools that are safe for children to use

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set - 9 Pc. Kit Includes Real Cookware for Kids, Recipes and Apron

MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set - 9 Pc. Kit Includes Real Cookware for Kids, Recipes and Apron
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Officially licensed MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set
  • Kids cooking kit comes with an apron, cutting board, mixing bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoon, spatula, spoon and tongs
  • Set also features 3 unique recipe cards for all levels of experience, plus 1 blank recipe card to write your own recipe!
  • Includes real cooking tools with kid-safe, non-slip silicone grips / Ages 6 and up / Food not included
  • Makes a great gift for little chefs in training! / Collect all 5 sets and become the ultimate MasterChef Junior!

The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook

The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Baketivity Kids Baking Set, Meal Cooking Party Supply Kit for Teens, Real Fun Little Junior Chef Essential Kitchen Lessons, Includes Pre-Measured Ingredients, Funfetti Muffins

Baketivity Kids Baking Set, Meal Cooking Party Supply Kit for Teens, Real Fun Little Junior Chef Essential Kitchen Lessons, Includes Pre-Measured Ingredients, Funfetti Muffins
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • WELCOME IN YOUR HOUSE A MEAL COOKING SET THAT HAS IT ALL: A fantastic kit that not only includes precise cooking instructions, but also contains all the necessary ingredients necessary for our delicious recipes. This is a baking kitchen set that stands out, allowing you to appreciate and enjoy your moments with your loved ones
  • PRE-MEASURED INGREDIENTS FOR MINIMUM FUSS: Coming with carefully calculated portions for optimum results and clear step by step instructions with pictures that can be followed easily, building your kid's self-esteem and sense of accomplishment
  • IDEAL PARTY SUPPLY: A super fun activity that a whole group of kids can do together. They will enjoy themselves, improve their communication skills and most importantly learn valuable lessons in the process
  • ENJOY QUALITY FAMILY TIME THROUGH VALUABLE EXPERIENCES: Families who cook together and eat together, spend quality time together. The best of times are spent around the supper table, the holiday table and the talks cleaning up
  • AN ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE BAKING SET FOR KIDS AND TEENS: Experimenting in the kitchen can be an extremely fun activity as there is a natural curiosity and creativity in kids that fits perfectly in the kitchen. On top of that, you will find inside science and word games that you can solve together while enjoying the fruit of your labour. BOX DIMENSIONS: 8.00 x 8.00 x 2.4 Inch

Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit

Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • A make it yourself culinary science kit for boys and girls to create tasty experiments
  • Learn why soda pop fizzes and why cakes rise
  • Includes baking soda, citric acid, fruit flavorings, food coloring, sprinkles, Bouillon cube, measuring spoon and scoop and labels
  • Also includes litmus paper, 12 baking cups, 4 test tubes with stand, plastic vial with cap and pipette and Activity guide
  • Recommended for children 8 years of age and older with adult supervision

Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit

Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Our Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure and Prep Kit is a superb collection of flawless kitchen tools for young ones to engage beginning cooking
  • Kit includes: 6 piece measuring spoons and cups set, large poly spoon, a timer, 3 piece prep bowl set, shopping list and stickers too
  • Appropriate for young gastronomic apprentices ages 5 and up | Dishwasher safe
  • Rigorously tested and conformed to protection requirements of ASTM F963 and CPSIA lead and phthalate limits - and is also BPA free. YAY!
  • Curious Chef is the first complete line of actual cooking tools designed specifically for kids to encourage culinary learning, bonding, and confidence
  • Kit includes: 6 piece measuring spoons and cups set, large poly spoon, timer, 3 piece prep bowl set, shopping list and stickers
  • Includes an easy-to-follow recipe on box
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Appropriate for children ages 5+
  • Conforms to safety requirements of ASTM F963 and CPSIA lead and phthalate limits; BPA free

MasterChef Junior Pizza Cooking Set - 5 Pc Kit Includes Real Cookware for Kids and Recipes

MasterChef Junior Pizza Cooking Set - 5 Pc Kit Includes Real Cookware for Kids and Recipes
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Officially licensed MasterChef Junior Pizza Cooking Set
  • Kids pizza making kit comes with a sauce ladle, wood pizza board, personal pizza pan, and a plastic pizza cutter
  • Set also features 3 unique pizza recipe cards for all levels of experience, plus 1 blank recipe card to write your own recipe!
  • Includes real cooking tools with kid-safe, non-slip silicone grips / Ages 6 and up / Food not included
  • Makes a great gift for little chefs in training! / Collect all 5 sets and become the ultimate MasterChef Junior!

MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks

MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Real Cooking Sprinkled Mini Donuts Baking Set - 6 Pc. Kit Includes Cake Mix, Sprinkles & Candy

Real Cooking Sprinkled Mini Donuts Baking Set - 6 Pc. Kit Includes Cake Mix, Sprinkles & Candy
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Unique, multi-shape silicone tray creates four specialty-shaped mini donuts.
  • Easy to clean up
  • Make a dozen mini donuts topped with sprinkles and colored glaze.
  • Mixes and decorations included just add eggs, oil, and butter and bake in the real oven
  • Food made in the USA

Parenting Tips: Teaching Kids to Cook

Teaching kids cooking skills can be challenging but worth it. The time spent together with the kids is not only fruitful foodwise, but also quality time wise as well.

You've really taken on a challenge when you're teaching kids to cook right? Between the measuring, combining, timing, and other things to keep straight, you have some real hurdles to jump. However, there are some good ways to make this job easier on the kids and you, the teacher that I read about in an informative article on this topic out of the Parenting School Years March 2020 issue. I've also found that some of these cooking ideas work over my own years as a parent prepping food in the kitchen with my 8 kids.

Work Space

Little ones do better with a designated spot they know is theirs to accomplish their cooking goals. In the Parenting School Years article, they suggest that using a cookie sheet to give them a clear visual for where they need to work is a good way to establish this with them. It gives them a clear space to work as well as containing the mess.

Plan Ahead

Taking a few minutes prior to the cooking event with your child, to get an idea as to what you'll exactly be getting involved in will help you decide what tasks you'll be giving your little chef. Once you've established what those tasks will be, you can then make a more organized plan for executing the food preparation. If it helps, make yourself a list so you don't forget the order of how things should be implemented.

Slow Down

Often times, because we have spent a lot of time in the kitchen, we make the mistake of thinking that our child knows the short cuts like we do and is able to work as fast as us. From my own experience, that can be a huge source of frustration. To avoid that we need to slow down for our child and keep them at a slower pace than ourselves so they can feel successful at their cooking endeavor.

Plastic Knives

This article suggests that plastic butter knives take a lot of the danger out of kids cutting themselves while slicing simple foods. I've found this to be the case myself when I'm cooking with the kids. It's good reassurance to know that you don't have to worry about any significant cuts when you hand them a plastic knife to use with a slicing task in the kitchen.

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