For many families across the United States and around the world, schools and daycares are closed for at least the next several weeks, maybe longer. Our team, along with many of you, are working at home alongside our kids and doing our best to adapt to this new normal. The truth: It’s hard. And it’s going to take some getting used to. But we are here to support you as much as we can.
We know that you’re looking for activities to occupy your kids and help support their learning while they are out of school. (We are, too!) Our website has a collection of more than 150 kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, experiments, hands-on activities, and quizzes. We’ve made all of this content free so that anyone can access these resources.
Every week, we’ll share a new Kitchen Classroom plan. Think of it as a sort of kitchen curriculum, composed of recipes, activities, and quizzes, one or two for each day of the workweek and a bigger project the whole family can tackle on Saturday or Sunday. We’ll strive to include as many pantry-friendly recipes as possible, to minimize grocery runs. Feel free to make swaps and substitutions as you need to make this work for your family. And we want to see what you’re up to! Share what you make by tagging us @testkitchenkids or using #atkkids on Instagram, or by sending us photos firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooking is a natural—and fun!—way for kids to learn about many subject areas, from science (biology! chemistry!) to math (fractions! measurement!) to language arts (reading comprehension!) to social studies (recipes and ingredients from different cultures!). It engages kids with different interests and abilities, and creates a whole lot of deliciousness along the way. Let’s get started. Here’s what we have in store for you this week: