These apps and online cooking games for kids are great fun, and also help children learn about assembling ingredients, how food is prepared, safety in kitchen, and plenty more skills that will benefit them outside the virtual kitchen!
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Apps and games are a great way to introduce your child to concepts from maths and reading to languages and science.
These cooking games for kids are available on numerous platforms, and many are free (with in-app purchases). Let your kids get creative and hopefully learn some culinary skills in the process!
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Cooking Games For Kids
Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2
Kids can take charge of their own kitchen in Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2!
Future fine chefs have the freedom to choose what they want to prepare and exactly how they’d like to prepare it. Chop, grate, blend, fry and more with over 20 ingredients and create the perfect (or perfectly disgusting!) dish!
Feed them to your customers and pay attention to how they react – it’ll be different every time!
“My little lady (5) loves this game she can chop up food, bake things in an oven and serve customers! It’s great for her attention span.” – Caroline
Ever wanted to play with your food? Now you can! Toca Kitchen lets you cook and play with food for four hungry characters.
Pick any ingredient and prepare it in your own way – slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave or mix? Then wait for your hungry friend’s response.
The 12 different ingredients can be prepared in 180 different ways, and there are no rules so your kids can play any way they want to.
Toca Kitchen Monsters
In this free monster edition of the super-hit Toca Kitchen you can cook and play with food for two hungry monsters, each of which has their own favourite food.
There are 8 different ingredients which can be prepared in many ways. What happens if you mix a carrot and then fry it? What do Monsters like to eat? Why do the Monsters spit some food out if it is over-seasoned? No rules, so your kids can play any way they want to.
Available on iOS
“It’s fun to mess around with. You can mix random combinations. I like when the monster spits out the food! – Fern, aged 9
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If your kids love to decorate cakes, but hate cleaning up the dirty pans, messy counters and kitchen, then Cake Doodle is the answer!
Crack the eggs, shake the salt, pour in the liquids, squeeze the lemon, mash the bananas, sift the flour, and toss in the dry ingredients. Blend the batter and bake your cake in the super fast oven. No need to wait for the cake to cool before icing and decorating it.
With 14 different cake recipes and 25 different cake styles to try, there’s plenty to amuse here.
Available on iOS.
Pizza Factory for Kids
Let your kids explore their culinary talents and become pizza chefs. They get to make the dough, cut the vegetables, and assemble and cool the pizza for some discerning customers – including dogs, penguins, robots and monsters!
There are 2 modes – Mission Mode and Free Mode – with added gaming of delivering the pizzas.
Available on iOS.
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Diner Dash Adventures
Roll up your sleeves for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts, because Flo needs your help in the latest instalment of the popular Diner Dash series.
Cook, match, serve and decorate over hundreds of levels! Play Diner Dash Adventures to help world-famous heroine Flo fix Dinertown. Create and manage restaurants, cruise ships and a lot of diverse venues. Serve hundreds of unique foods to customers, and design Dinetown YOUR way!
This is a fast-paced, action-packed time management game.
Restaurant Dash: Gordon Ramsay
Travel around the globe, master your skills in unique restaurants and build your restaurant empire with Gordon Ramsay as your guide!
Use strategy, along with your culinary skills, to battle other players or friends online to reach the top of the leaderboards. Upgrade your recipes for even better rewards by collecting rare and unique items throughout the game!
Got what it takes to compete with the best? Face Gordon Ramsay and others in new Boss Battles!
Delicious: Emily’s Road Trip
With more than a dozen Delicious games to play, Emily’s Roadtrip is just one great option.
In this game, Emily and her family travel through the American heartland along Route 66 and discover what is truly important in life. Sometimes it’s not the destination, but the journey and those who make the journey with you.
Along the way, Emily masters the challenges of being a chef, wife, mother and vlogging celebrity! This is no simple cooking game. Use your time management skills while cooking all the delicious dishes and serving your customers their food in time.
Virtual Families: Cook Off!
Cook, grill and bake your way to greatness in this time management cooking game! Your Virtual Family needs to grow their house flipping fund, and you’re going to help them reach their goal – one feast at a time in their own personal backyard restaurant.
Become a top chef, making gourmet food and drinks from around the world. Manage your time to beat the dinner dash and dish out the delicious, from pizza to burgers, sushi and cupcakes and so much more!
The house isn’t going to flip itself! Spend your hard-earned dough and renovate the house and yard the way you want it. Maximize the property value and move to bigger, better homes.
Food Truck Chef: Cooking Games
Travel across the world with your food truck and cook delicious dishes and desserts in this awesome time management game!
With 700 tasty dishes from across the world, 680 colourful levels and 17 exotic locations, there’s lots to keep you busy.
Decorate your Food Truck to make it look super cool and get more tips, and unlock new items to upgrade your kitchen and equipment and be a better chef.
Start with a Pasta Truck, then earn your way up while buying your own BBQ Truck, Pizza Truck, Tex-Mex Truck, Baker’s Truck and more! Drive your truck up to the Food Truck Carnival and battle it out against other Food Truck Chefs.
Bistro Cook 2
In this app you get to become a chef and feed your hungry customers. You will be give a set of ingredients, and customer orders, and you will need to find your ingredients from the pantry, cook your dish (without burning!), and complete your orders on time, before they start to pile-up!
Available on Android.
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Have your kids got any favourite cooking games or apps we should add to our list? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!