Right now, most people around the country are staying inside to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. That's good for everyone's health and safety, but for a lot of parents, it means trying to educate and entertain kids while schools are closed.
Samantha Barnes, the founder of kids cooking club and culinary subscription kit Raddish and a working mom herself, understands that challenge. She also knows the importance of keeping kids' minds active and engaged, even during a global crisis.
That's why, on Thursday, March 19, at 9 a.m. PST, Barnes' company is giving away 25,000 free Raddish kits to families looking for kid-friendly educational resources and activities during the quarantine.
The complimentary kit, called Swedish Eats, focuses on the food and culture of Sweden. Included in the kit are laminated recipes for dishes like Swedish meatballs and Nordic cinnamon buns, a guide to making Swedish handicrafts, and other fun items like a kids' apron and cooking tool. The activities are geared toward kids in elementary and middle school. Raddish hopes the kit will inspire families to spend more time together during social distancing while continuing to learn about new cultures.
To claim your kit, go to the Raddish Suddenly Homeschooling web page at 9 a.m. PST on March 19. You'll fill out a simple form, and the kit will be on its way to your home! Raddish just asks that you pay the $4 shipping fee to help make the free kits possible.
If you aren't able to get a kit or are just looking for more at-home resources, Raddish is offering plenty more on its Suddenly Homeschooling page. Find several easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes and activities, plus with a guide to creating an at-home culinary camp. And if you're looking for interactive activities, head to Raddish's Facebook page, where they're hosing recipe cookalongs daily.
Finding ways to use this time to learn and enjoy time together will help make it easier, so head to Raddish and start cooking with your kids now!
Interested in other kid-friendly meal kits? We tested tons! Read about our favorites here.