Cooking with kids can be fun, but sometimes you just don’t have the time to spare, or the inclination to deal with the tidy-up. That’s where online cooking games for kids come in – games and apps that help kids learn about assembling ingredients, how food is prepared, safety in kitchen, and plenty more skills that will benefit them outside the virtual kitchen! Here’s 11 of the best cooking games for kids online.
Kids can take charge in 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 not too long!” – 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? And 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.
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.
“It’s fun to mess around with. You can mix random combinations. I like when the monster spits out the food! – Fern, aged 9.
Available Free on iOS
Sara’s kitchen is a playful foodie paradise for kids! Learn to bake and cook with over 200 different ingredients and tools and master tasty recipes from around the world! Come play with your food—and discover how delish it is to be the chef! With 17 recipes and over 180 different ingredients to use, so there will be plenty to entertain the kids. You can take the fun offline too and use the recipes in the real kitchen.
There is a Lite/Free version also available with less recipes and ingredients.
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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 18 different cake styles to try, there’s plenty to amuse here.
Available on iOS.
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 Free on iOS.
Roll up your sleeves for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts, because Flo needs your help. With speedy service, customers to please and big tips to be earned, the mission is to keep the town’s diners in business and fend off Mr. Big’s brigade of Eat-Mor fast food restaurants! This is a fast-paced action packed game. Game contains in-app purchases.
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 Free on Android.
This is the app for little chefs, as your child can make stacks of recipes in a fully-equipped kitchen without getting dirty! Kid-eCook teaches your child about weights and measures, and how to mix different foods together and cook them. All the recipes can be made outside the virtual kitchen also, so is perfect app for kids looking to learn some more about cooking.
Available on Android.
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This is not really a cooking game, but more of an app aimed to encourage kids to develop their own culinary skills.
Inspired by 8 year-old Nicolas,this is a kid-centric, easy-to-use recipe app “for kids by kids.” It’s all about making healthy cooking, eating, and shopping fun and empowering for kids. They can make shopping lists, discover how easy and fun shopping can be as they use the app when shopping or picking foods, and then again in the kitchen when its time to prepare and make their selected recipes.
An app for cooking with kids.
Developed in association with Tesco Real Food, this app delivers 105 easy-to-follow recipes, which have been specially conceived to be cooked with children. It features recipes from 21 of the most dynamic chefs in Britian, which have been devised to encourage kids to get more involved in the preparation/cooking of the dishes. Also includes a series of How-To videos.
Available Free on iOS.
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