The Best Cooking Games for Kids Online
The Best Cooking Games for Kids Online – 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!
The Best Cooking Games for Kids Online
1/ 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!
2/ Toca Kitchen
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.
3/ 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.
4/ Sara’s Cooking Class
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.
5/ Cake Doodle
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.
6/ 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
7/ Stardew Valley
One of the most relaxing games around, Stardew Valley is perfect for playing on the couch after a big holiday meal. Eric Barone’s solo-developed indie hit managed to capture the essence of Harvest Moon while offering its own unique experience. Stardew Valley is all about everyday life in a small town — performing menial tasks, interacting with folks, admiring the scenery. As a new resident who just inherited your grandfather’s house, you’ll have to tend to farmland and, of course, prepare your own food. Stardew Valley is realistic in that you have to acquire recipes before making each dish. Once you secure a recipe, you can use the items in your inventory and fridge to cook up a nice dish. Learning new recipes has its perks, too, as meals can give you enhanced skills in specific areas. The game emphasizes eating at the right time of day, too, since scarfing down a meal too close to nightfall limits its effects. Don’t eat right before bed!
8/ Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit!
No list about cooking and video games would be complete without Cooking Mama. While the Nintendo series has gone through little evolution over its 10-plus-year history, the mini-game compilations have always been the best dedicated cooking games available for handhelds/consoles. Any of the Nintendo DS or Wii entries do the trick, but we are giving the nod to Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! for the Nintendo 3DS due to its updated visuals and wide array of mini-games and recipes. The best part about the Cooking Mama series is that the mini-games do a surprisingly decent job teaching about the culinary craft while remaining simple enough for young children to grasp. The stylus-based mini-games in Bon Appétit! employ a wide range of cooking utensils and devices to frequently switch up the action.
If you want a deep but approachable cooking game, Cook, Serve, Delicious! for iOS, Android, and PC is the answer. The simulation experience offers a zany glimpse into what it takes to run your own dining establishment. Working your way up from a tiny cafe operator to a 5-star restaurant owner, Cook, Serve, Delicious! combines strict management sims with hyperfast mini-games in the mold of WarioWare to keep you hooked throughout the entire journey. You’ll deal with unruly customers, strange orders, and all of the minutiae that goes with running a profitable business. Cook, Serve, Delicious! is an entertaining ride through the perils, exhaustion, and hilarity that come with working in the service industry. Beware, like running a restaurant, Cook, Serve, Delicious! can be quite challenging.
BurgerTime, the 1982 arcade classic, is among the first (and best) games to turn cooking into video game fun. In the game, ambitious short-order cook Peter Pepper had to get all of his precious burger ingredients onto the plates at the bottom of each stage. The only problem is that they were spread out across multiple levels and a few evildoers — Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Pickle, and Mr. Egg — wanted to foil Peter’s creations. We aren’t entirely sure why Mr. Hot Dog didn’t like his cousin, the hamburger, or why Mr. Pickle (or egg even) didn’t like Pepper’s delectable burgers, but BurgerTime did what all great arcade games do — create a simple mechanic that’s easy to pick up, but hard to master. Peter Pepper went on to appear in the wonderful Wreck it Ralph and the abysmal Pixels. All these years later, we imagine he loves burgers just as much as we do. Good for him.