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5 Things Kids Will Learn with ATK Kids’ Chefs’ Club Boxes

Our chefs’ club box programs inspire kids of all ages to have fun with food. Choose the box that’s right for the young chef in your life—and save big this holiday season with boxes as low as $15.99 per month.

Published Nov. 2, 2021.

The best part of the holiday season? Seeing the look of pure joy on a kid’s face as they tear apart wrapping paper to reveal the surprise that lays inside. Even better? Seeing that priceless look month after month. And thanks to America’s Test Kitchen Kids’ monthly Chefs’ Club boxes, you can do just that. 

Each monthly Chefs’ Club activity box has ATK kid-tested, kid-approved recipes; STEAM-based experiments, games, activities; and more. Each box will spark immediate fun and learning upon its arrival to your kids’ doorstep each month; plus, the reusable activities and family-friendly recipes are perfect to keep and enjoy time and again. Join today and save with boxes as low as $15.99 a month.

Interested? Read on to learn which box program is right for the young chef in your life.

Our Preschool Chefs’ Club delivers food-based fun for kids ages 3 to 5

With the Preschool Chefs’ Club, your preschooler will discover food-based play with themed boxes such as Colors, On the Farm, and Restaurant. Each box contains an illustrated storybook; family-friendly recipes; hands-on STEAM activities, games, and crafts (plus items to complete them); collectable stickers and achievement magnets; and a grown-up guide packed with resources for parents and caregivers. Here are five skills (among many!) your preschooler will learn through the Preschool Chefs’ Club.

  • Counting: Measuring many of the ingredients in our recipes requires counting out multiple tablespoons or ¼ teaspoons.
  • Pattern Recognition: Putting the events of a story in order helps kids practice sequencing—a foundational skill that they will rely on for everything from following directions to recognizing patterns.
  • Observation Skills: Encourage your child to describe out loud what they see as you cook or bake together. 
  • Self-Expression: Decorating cupcakes presents an opportunity for kids to express themselves through colors, shapes, and designs. 
  • Fine Motor Skills: Stirring, whisking, scooping, and more help develop muscles in kids’ hands—the same muscles they’ll put to work writing, cutting, tracing, and, eventually, typing. 

Preschool Chefs’ Club

Let cupcake creativity run free with the December edition of the Preschool Chefs' Club! Kids can start by making our simple Chocolate Cupcakes and Vanilla Frosting recipes, which make a great base for all sorts of decorations. Then, use the stickers in this box to make cat, fish, rainbow, or butterfly cupcakes. For nonedible cupcake joy, color in the cupcake poster. And, celebrate National Cupcake Day with our storybook, Pinch's Colorful Cupcakes. Order the Cupcake box through November to arrive at your doorstep in December!  

Our Young Chefs’ Club delivers food-based fun for kids ages 6 to 12

The curious young eater in your life can discover endless fun and learning with the Young Chefs’ Club. Dive right into unique themed boxes such as Noodles, Cook Like a Scientist, Food Art, and so much more. Each box contains kid-tested, kid approved recipes for all skill levels; cooking technique how-tos; engaging, hands-on activities and experiments; creative projects and games; a shopping list; and useful items, such as spices, a sushi mat, and a mini whisk. Here are five pieces of food knowledge (among many!) the kid in your life will learn through the Young Chefs’ Club.

  • How yeast makes dough rise (and what temperature it likes best). 
  • How to chop and slice onions—and use them to make pickled red onions and chicken fajitas.  
  • What cheeses melt best—and which ones make the best cheese pull!
  • Whether ​​a food’s color affects what we think of its flavor
  • How to zest and juice citrus (and make Florida key lime pie!)

Young Chefs’ Club

Do you love to bake? Do you love making your baked goods look as cool as possible? Then, the December edition of the Young Chefs’ Club box is for you. Make a Chocolate Layer Cake and homemade Vanilla Frosting. Then, decorate it with a supershiny glaze and make it a Mirror Cake. Or, participate in this box's Make It Your Way Challenge and decorate it with fun toppings. Learn how to frost and pipe like a pro using the piping guide included in this box. Order the Cake Decorating box through November to arrive at your doorstep in December!  

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