Over the last few months Sofie and I had the chance to bake with Baketivity which is a kids baking kit subscription program. We had three separate boxes delivered to us and Sofie (who is 4) made all of the kits. I wanted to share my honest review with you in case you have any young bakers at home, too.
Sofie has been helping me bake in the kitchen since she was about 2. I let her stand on the tall step, pour ingredients, mix, help me create recipes, and so on! When I had the chance to review this subscription box I knew she would love it.
Baketivity is a subscription box program aimed at young kids to help them bake or create fun recipes . They send the dry ingredients with easy to understand instructions to make a dessert.
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My Review of Baketivity
Pro #1 Cute Themes:
The boxes had a theme. We received one in April which was an Earth Day Theme. Our June one was a Dirt Cake. And our July one was a Lemonade Parfait Cup perfect for Summer.
Pro #2 Easy to Read Instructions:
The pamphlets listed things in color coding and with pictures so Sofie was able to tell me what steps she had to do next. Or what ingredients she needed.
Pro #3 Excitement:
I loved watching Sofie get excited to get mail and open a package just for her.
Pro #4: Helped us be creative
We bake a lot but this kit helped us make new recipes that I normally wouldn’t think of or make.
Con #1: Cost
The subscription plans vary slightly depending on how long you sign up for but most are about $30/ month for one box. Which to me seems a bit much to make 1 dessert. We are a budget friendly family where I probably wouldn’t spend the $30 a month for 1 box.
Con #2: Taste
The cookie we made was good. The dirt cake was just okay. But if you do not bake as much as we do, that opinion may be different for you.
Overall review for the Baketivity Baking Kit for Kids
I do like the idea of the subscription box for the kids. They think its fun, and it is a great activity to do together with your children. For me personally, we bake all the time together so it wasn’t anything new just more aimed at the children.
Sofie loved her apron and baking hat she received in the first box and loved the desserts. She was definitely excited that it was something special just for her.
If you can afford the program, then I think it is a great idea and a fun activity for you to do with the kids. They learn about baking and can enjoy the end result of what they made.