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With tablets and video games it can be hard to get the kids to want to spend time with us. I hate when the opt to spend time with an electronic instead of their parents. That just drives us nuts!
They may turn down going to a store or watching a movie with us but they rarely turn down cooking with us. They LOVE stirring, licking bowls and spoons, and creating something fabulous to eat. That’s why Raddish Kids is perfect for families!
Raddish Kids is a monthly cooking club for kids 4-12 years old. Each month your kids will get immersed in a thematic cooking kit that will help teach math, science, nutrition, geography, art, culture, and history. Each Raddish Kids kit contains 3 family-friendly recipe guides, a skill card, a creative activity, a shopping list, table talk card deck, and a Raddish patch.
I love that each recipe guide is made of a laminated type paper that is wipeable! This is a must when cooking with kids or heck me. Things get spattered, spilled, and overflow when cooking but having a wipeable recipe guide means we will be able to recreate each fabulous recipe over and over again. Each recipe guide also features pictures and easy to read instructions to help kids follow along. Kids will learn extra facts about their meal in the ingredient spotlight as well as extra tips for creating the recipes.
The Raddish Kids kit I received was called Order’s Up and is centralized around entrepreneurship. It features the recipes Chop Shop Salad, Snack Shack Sliders, and Ice Cream Parlor Sandwiches. To start my kids chose to make the Ice Cream Parlor Sandwiches and the Lemonade from the Create and Play section.
This Create and Play was about creating your own business. In this case a lemonade stand. It explains how to set up shop, includes a banner they can decorate, and even suggests to the kids to donate some of their earnings to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help fight childhood cancer.
- 12 lemons
- 6 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- Place one or two berries in an ice cube tray. Fill with water and freeze.
- Squeeze all of the lemons to make at least 1 cup juice. Mix juice, water, and sugar in a pitcher. Serve over berry ice.
I love that with each recipe you can get even more ideas on Raddish Kid’s website. That’s where I got the idea to add the blackberry and raspberry ice cubes to the lemonade. There’s even complete digital lesson plans online to accompany each kit!
Ice Cream Parlor Sandwiches
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ice cream
- Preheat the over to 325F degrees. In a small dish, microwave butter until melted and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, and brown sugar until well combined. Add in butter and vanilla and blend well.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until dough like. Mix in chocolate chips.
- Scoop tbsp sized dough balls onto cookie sheet with 1 inch spacing in between. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are brown and center is soft. Cool.
- Scoop ice cream onto cookie and place another cookie on top making a sandwich. Sprinkle on sprinkles. Freeze until frozen.
When you are done cooking and creating Raddish Kids even encourages you to continue the fun while you eat by giving you Table Talk Cards. Each card gives you talking points and questions to ask your kids while you scarf down today’s creation.
I would highly recommend Raddish Kids ($24 a kit) to parents. You will be creating, talking, and eating together as a FAMILY! AND that’s the most important thing!!
Do you enjoy cooking?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.