Cooking Summer Camp is filled with way more science than you’d expect! Cooking is a science, and kids will learn all about how they go hand-in-hand! Make sure to grab all the printable summer camp activities and get started. You can simply download the theme of the week and use the convenient links to learn about each project and create a supply list. Want all the work done for you, grab the full instructions pack here.

FUN COOKING CAMP IDEAS FOR SUMMER

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SUMMER KIDS COOKING CAMP

When you think of a week of science camp, you may not think of cooking. Cooking is absolutely a science and any professional chef or baker will tell you the same!

Learning to measure ingredients and experimenting with just the right mixtures and cooking and cooling times is the same way we work through experiments in science! This week of Cooking Summer Camp is all about learning through cooking and eating yummy treats!

COOKING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER

Summer can be a busy time, so we didn’t add any projects that will take a ton of time or prep to make these activities possible. Most of these can be done quickly, with variations, reflection, and questions extending the activity as you have time to do so. However, if you have the time, feel free to linger and enjoy the activities too!

Kids who get to participate in this Edible Summer Camp will get to make:

  • Candy Geodes
  • Homemade Butter
  • Ice Cream In a Bag
  • Rock Cycle Bars
  • …and more!

TEACHING KIDS SCIENCE WITH COOKING

Using kitchen science experiments to teach kids is such a fun experience! Kids love learning with their hands, and having a yummy treat at the end makes it that much better!

Really what’s better than edible science experiments? Not much! That’s why we have decided to dive into edible science for kids this year. Tasty or mostly tasty homemade science activities to tickle the senses. Kitchen science for the win!

Kids are naturally curious and they love to be helpful in the kitchen. We have everything from edible rocks to butter in a jar and a few fun extras thrown in along the way!

CANDY GEODES

These edible candy geodes are such a fun start to cooking summer camp! They look awesome and taste great too!

BREAD IN A BAG

Kids can make their very own loaf of bread by mixing in a bag! This is a great project for a group, or just at home! Kids love tasting this one!

ICE CREAM IN A BAG

Ice cream in a bag is a classic activity that kids love to make and eat! Learn about the science behind why this works!

POPCORN IN A BAG

Make your own microwaveable popcorn! Find out what goes into the bag to make this snack work in the microwave!

ROCK CYCLE BARS

This rock cycle activity is so much fun to make! Kids will remember this fun lesson paired with a delicious treat at the end!

BUTTER IN A JAR

Have you ever made butter in a jar? This activity pairs well with the popcorn or bread in a bag activities and kids love to see how to substance in the jar changes!

ICE CREAM ART

While you can eat this fun craft, it absolutely works for this cooking summer camp! Be inspired by a famous artist and make your own ice cream art!

PLAYFUL POPSICLES

Let little learners be inspired by Andy Warhol and make this colorful popsicle art project!

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