Gingerbread houses, anyone? How about baking a Thanksgiving pie from scratch and having it delivered to your front door? ‘Tis almost the season, which means now is the time to sign up the kiddos for holiday cooking classes happening in the Seattle area during November and December. Kids culinary adventures await those who roll up their sleeves and roll out the dough.

Frog Legs Kids Culinary Academy

Founded by local mom Laura Vida, Frog Legs offers camps, weekly classes, birthday parties, catering and more. Her next seven week Winter Foodies Cooking Adventure Class Series begins November 10 in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle, including sessions for 3-6 year olds, 4-10 year-olds and 6-12 year-olds.

Thanksgiving and Holiday-themed weekend classes are right around the corner. Just before Thanksgiving, kids ages 5-12 can bake their own pumpkin pie from scratch and it will be delivered to your home on Wednesday 11/21, in time for the big meal.

Register online at Frog Legs Academy or call 206-954-9094

PCC Kids Cook

With kitchen locations in West Seattle, Edmonds, Greenlake, Issaquah and Redmond, PCC offers a nice range of options for kids hands-on holiday cooking. Treat your little ones to I Can Cook Too! Holiday Cookies, for kids ages 2-3 (with an accompanied adult) where kiddos will get a hand at making Gingerbread People and then decorating their own gift bags, or Treats for the Holidays for kids ages 4-6 who will get a chance to roll, shape and frost to their heart’s delight.

Register online at PCC Kids Cook.

Seattle Parks & Recreation

Who says little ones can’t make a fun (and delicious) mess in the kitchen? Bring your kiddos (ages 14mo – 2 years) to make some finger paint art that is finger-licking good (#90485). Either take it home or eat it as a snack. For kids age 2-4, learn basic kitchen skills in the Culinary Kiddies class (#90217) like measuring amounts and assisting in cooking preparation. Finally, kids grades K-5 can make some fun and sweet holiday treats like cookies at the Sugar, Sugar class (#93404) There are plenty of classes to choose from, so make sure to check out the program page to see a complete list of all classes and camps offered.

Register online by entering the class number via SPARC online registration or by calling 206-684-4075.

Lovin’ From the Oven

On site catering service Lovin’ From the Oven offers children’s cooking classes for birthday parties or private events. All you have to do is round up at least six kids (who are at least six years-old) and make an appointment at least two weeks in advance. All classes are $350 for the group and dates and times are flexible. You and your budding chefs can learn to make: sushi, peppermint bark, no bake oatmeal nut drops, soba noodle with veggies, quesadillas with pinto beans and olives, celery boats with nut butter and raisins, apple sauce, healthy popcorn. Classes are held either in your own home or at one of several available licensed kitchen spaces in the Seattle area.

Register by calling Bridget Meyer at 206-371-5961

Lovin’ From the Oven

3636 Interlake Avenue North

Seattle, Wa

Boehms Candies Chocolate Classes

Take a tour of this famous candy store and learn how to create your own chocolate masterpieces in this two-hour session for kids ages 8 and up, with a parent. Classes are offered Sundays at 2:00pm and Thursdays at 4:00pm $55 per person.

Register by calling 425-392-6652

Boehms Candies Candy Kitchen

255 NE Gilman Boulevard

Issaquah, Wa

With so many kids cooking classes out there, what are your experiences with cooking classes for kids in Seattle?

— Allison Ellis

photo credit: CoquiTheChef & Rachel Tayse