For the foodie
Little foodies everywhere can cook to their hearts’ content with Raddish, a cooking subscription service explicitly geared toward kids. Unlike other meal delivery services, Raddish doesn’t send a box of refrigerated goods; instead, customers receive recipes, a shopping list, activity cards, kitchen tools, and discussion starters all centered around a monthly theme. The company also posts recipe modifications online for families with different dietary needs, so no kid should feel excluded from the fun.
The service is also about more than just cooking and aspires to teach children about a variety of topics, including history, math, and geography, to give them a broader understanding of food and culture. As an incentive, Raddish also rewards learning by sending patches kids can proudly wear on their aprons.
Raddish offers three different memberships: monthly ($24/month), six months ($132 upfront), and 12 months ($240 upfront).
Cooking with kids isn’t just great for getting them to help out with the workload. It’s also a good way to cultivate a healthy relationship with food. Kidstir introduces children as young as five to a variety of treats, including drinks, snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert items. As with Raddish, Kidstir subscribers are responsible for buying food from pre-made shopping lists curated specifically for each theme. Each box contains three recipes, two cooking tools, educational reading material, and games and puzzles. Plus, all subscribers receive a two-year magazine subscription.
Kidstir offers monthly, three-month, six-month, and 12-month subscriptions starting at $12.95 per month. Twelve-month subscribers receive a cookbook binder with their first purchase so they can keep all of their recipes in one easy-to-access space.
For the crafty kid
Green Kid Crafts
Not everyone is a walking Pinterest board. If you’re like us and get stuck in the same macaroni necklace rut, have no fears. Green Craft Kids is an award-winning subscription service that sends kids thoughtfully curated projects centered around environmental and biological themes such as Save Our Oceans, Outer Space, and Human Body Lab. Through each project, kids can learn useful STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills while creating something fun.
Each kit includes a magazine with resources and games, craft supplies, and learning activities. Subscribers can upgrade to receive a book with each order. And, keeping in line with the company’s eco-friendly policies, Green Craft Kids has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree with every order. Subscriptions start at $17.95 per month.
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