Welcome to week 52 of Kitchen Classroom for 2021, which will also be the final week of this series. We began Kitchen Classroom in March 2020, right when the pandemic began, as a resource for families suddenly stuck at home—we hope you found the content useful, educational, and delicious. You can still access all two years (!) of Kitchen Classroom content here and here.
In Pack It Up, kids can explore the world of food packaging by designing their own package to protect a delicate potato chip from breaking during a fall. They will learn about the engineering process as they build their design, including meeting criteria, operating under constraints, and iteration. This activity is a great way to reuse leftover gift wrap and packaging as well as other materials kids can find around the house. If multiple kids want to be involved, turn the activity into a design competition, and see how many different successful designs can be generated among siblings, cousins, or friends!
Don’t forget to share what your family makes by tagging @testkitchenkids or using #ATKkids on Instagram, or by sending photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the America’s Test Kitchen Kids website for more culinary content designed especially for kids.
Here’s what’s cooking for the week of December 27th, 2021 through January 2nd, 2022.