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Exploring Summer Fun and Learning with Free Online Kids’ Cooking Games

May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Summer is here and Successful Black Parenting is working on a series of articles to prevent Summer Slide, which is when kids lose about 20 percent of their school-year gains in reading and 27 percent of their gains in math during summer break. Reading is the best way to prevent Summer Slide and after children finish a book on their summer reading list, allow them to have some screen time fun with educational games, especially ones where they must problem solve and read instructions.

In today’s digital world, finding activities that are both fun and educational for kids can be quite a challenge. That’s where CulinarySchool.org‘s Kids’ Food Games comes in, offering a treasure trove of free online kids’ cooking games designed to get children excited about food, farming, cooking, and the culinary arts. With hundreds of games to choose from, there’s something for every foodie out there big and small, including our very own resident 10-year-old and mini-influencer, Marley.

Marley explored the Kids’ Food Games website and explored a bunch of games, including “Tom and Jerry Chocolate Chase,” where she had to avoid traps. Her absolute favorite? “Merge Cakes,” said Marley. “You have to get a bunch of different ingredients to make a new cake by merging them.” Watching her eyes light up as she played was a joy, but we did have to keep an eye on her screen time—these games are super engaging and can easily pull your child in for long periods.

Cake merge 001 on successful black parenting magazine

The variety of games available on Kids Food Games is seriously impressive. Each game category offers unique fun and learning opportunities, ensuring that kids not only have a blast but also pick up some valuable skills and knowledge along the way. Here’s a quick tour of what’s on offer:

Food Education Games

These teach kids to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods, promoting smarter dietary choices.

Cooking and Kitchen Work

Kids get to juggle multiple tasks in the kitchen and follow basic recipes, boosting their multitasking and cooking skills.

Recycling

Games that stress the importance of recycling waste and taking care of our planet.

Farming

These games give players a taste of farm life, complete with farm animals and crops.

Serving Eaters

Children can step into the shoes of a waiter or sandwich maker, learning about the restaurant business and customer service.

Grocery Stores

Kids manage grocery stores, keeping the shelves stocked and customers happy.

Drinks and Desserts

From serving hot chocolate to whipping up desserts, these games let kids indulge their culinary creativity.

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Other Business Simulation Games

Running a small local business, like a florist or jewelry shop, teaches kids about entrepreneurship.

And that’s just scratching the surface! There are also tons of other fun options like modern takes on classic arcade games, music games, logic puzzles, math and word games, and even solitaire and card games with a foodie twist. No matter what your child’s interests or skill level, they’re bound to find something they love.

One of the most exciting parts for Marley was seeing familiar characters like Tom and Jerry. Yes, Tom is still chasing Jerry, and poor Jerry can’t ever catch a break! These beloved characters make the games even more engaging and nostalgic for parents.

Benefits of Online Kids’ Cooking Games

The educational perks of these kids’ cooking games are plenty. They teach kids about food and nutrition, enhance their multitasking and problem-solving abilities, and spark their creativity. Plus, playing these games can be a wonderful way for families to bond. Imagine the fun of playing together and talking about your favorite recipes and food facts!

However, one improvement would make the site even better—sorting the games by age group. While Marley loved the games, some were better suited for younger kids, and others were more advanced. Having age-appropriate categories would make it easier for parents and educators to find the perfect games for their children.

Parental guidance is also key. Some games include themes like violence or alcohol, so it’s important for parents to review and select the appropriate games. Keeping an eye on what your child is playing ensures they get the best experience without any surprises.

Marley had a couple of requests for the site, too. She’s hoping to see games like “Capybara Clicker” and “Space Wave” added to the collection. These games would add even more fun and variety to an already awesome lineup.

In a nutshell, Kids’ Food Games is a fantastic resource for parents and teachers looking for entertaining and educational online games for kids to do this summer. With its wide range of options and the educational value it offers, it’s a win-win. By adding age-specific categories and new game options, the site could become an even more valuable tool for nurturing young food lovers and learners. So when your children have finished their summer reading for the day, check out Kids Food Games today and dive into the delightful world of cooking and food-themed games with your child.


Marley playing Cake Merge on CulinarySchools.org Kids’ Cooking Games.

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