Do you have a little cook in your family? Or, maybe you’re trying to get your kids more involved in cooking? One of the best ways to get kids of any age interested in cooking is to make a game out of it. (Doesn’t it work that way for any topic?)
In homeschool, we actually use cooking as part of our science curriculum. (We trade off science and cooking projects.) Cooking is important because it lets kids practice a variety of different skills. For the younger kids, cooking helps them practice motor skills and safety skills. For older kids, they get to use their math skills. And, for all us, it helps ignite our creative side.
We’ve put together a list of awesome cooking games and toys that will help get your kids interested in cooking!
Cooking Games That Are Fun and Educational
Cooking Mama: Cook Off is a Wii game that helps you slice, chop, cook and fry different ingredients by making recipes from all over the world.
It’s a multiplayer game that allows you to compete against each other.
Rated: E for everyone (but note that there are references to alcohol)
I LOVE this Crunch a Color: The Healthy Eating Game for Kids. Not only is it a fun game, but it also teaches kids how to eat healthy and make nutritious choices for themselves. Kids earn points for eating a healthy, balanced meal and get bonus points for things like good manners.
And, as a bonus: this game was named one of the Best 100 Children’s Products of 2011 by Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved!
Recommended Age: 3 and up
With Crazy Chefs Game , you collect the ingredients that will help the chef make a tasty treat. The first one to collect their ingredients and serve up their tasty treat wins!
This game of participation encourages discussion, helps kids understand recipes and ingredients to make recipes, as well as encouraging observation.
Recommended Age: 3 – 7
If you’re looking to incorporate science and cooking, check out the Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit.
You’ll be able to make some culinary treats while learning thinks like why soda pop fizzes and why cakes rise! Provides kids the scientific knowledge to create safe and delicious creations and concoctions from your own kitchen. Super fun!
Recommend Age: 8 and up
Do you have any fun cooking games that your family loves? Share it in the comments so we can check it out!