We’re all spending a little more time at home than usual and while technology most definitely can be a lifesaver, now is also a good time to instill important life skills in our kids, too. Teaching children the navigate the kitchen along with basic cooking and baking skills is not only useful, but fun! Keep scrolling to see how programs are offering little to no-cost ways to spend family time in the heart of the home.

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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Want to spend time in the kitchen but not sure where to start? Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has you covered! Get the help and ingredients you need to whip up a living starter for the rest of your life with the Bread Starter Kit. The $25 box comes with all the ingredients and instructions to make a White Country Loaf with the entire fam. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse also offers a Chocolate Chip Cookie kit which makes 16-24 cookies, and twenty percent of all sales will be given back to participating PTAs and schools. 

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Food Literacy Center

Nonprofit Food Literacy Center is committed to bringing families together through food. The organization is currently offering tools that will help kids and parents learn to cook together, that include recipes, worksheets and lesson plans.

 

Bake Bread with King Arthur Flour

King Arthur wants kids to know how easy it is to bake bread! The company not only has an online tutorial perfect but a fun kids recipe booklet, too!

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Delish Digital Cooking Classes

Join Delish's editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids live on Instagram every week day at 1pm EST to share cook-along videos for the entire fam. If you want to get a preview at what they'll be making, check out Delish to make sure you have all the ingredients you need! 

America's Test Kitchen

Head to America’s Test Kitchen Kids where all resources are free! Families can check out recipes, activities and experiments, plus daily lesson plans and videos. Don't miss out on the huge collection of free recipes, and visit their social sites where they'll be answering home cook questions.

Kidstir

Due to school closures due to the spread of coronavirus, Kidstir is giving away 5,000 kits to keep the joy of cooking and baking alive in your home. These kid-friendly recipe kits provide a great resource when transitioning to distance learning. Each kit focuses on seasonal ingredients and special occasions, teaching kids ages 5 to 12 essential kitchen skills along the way. Along with three special recipes, your child will receive specially selected cooking tools and creative materials.

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Raddish Kids

Families can visit Raddish to order their free kit and also access free content including an at-home cooking camp program, recipes your kids can make with pantry staples and additional learning extensions across science, geography, language arts, and more.

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Kids Cook Real Food

Kids Cook Real Food is the perfect way to get your kiddos up to speed in the kitchen. Take advantage of the 14-day free trial, then for $19 you get two months unlimited access to 32 cooking lessons! Designed to build skills and not just follow recipes, Kids Cook Real Food is the perfect online cooking class for kids.

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Tia Mowry's Quick Fix

Want to cook with a celeb? Tia Mowry's Quick Fix YouTube channel brings the family together with fun and easy recipes. Her channel is all about making quick work of life's daily dilemmas.

––Karly Wood

 

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