The pandemic has uncovered an abundance of hidden culinary talents. Many of us found solace in cooking and baking during these hard times and some have even pursued a change in careers as a result. For those who have not been blessed by the culinary gods, do not fret... all is certainly not lost.

Food loving entrepreneurs have come up with a fuss free way for budding cooks to to whip up dishes from scratch. They're called "do it yourself" (D.I.Y.) meal kits. Everything you need to cook a dish from the comfort of your home kitchen sent to your doorstep. These boxes normally contain fresh ingredients, recipes and sometimes even cooking tools.

This creative printable activity seeks to recreate the wonderment that comes with these D.I.Y. Meal Kits. Let's dig in!

Printable & Activity Objectives

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Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the D.I.Y. Meal Kits business and how it's helping people to learn to cook at home. They will also be drawing the contents of D.I.Y. Meal Kit boxes using the printables in this activity.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop a greater understanding of the real-world economy and how entrepreneurs are filling a need with this unique business model.
  • Boost their artistic and creative skills by drawing and colouring the ingredients in these D.I.Y. Meal Kits.

Let's get started!


How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more D.I.Y. Meal Kits are. Here's a good (and funny) video explaining what they are and why they're so popular. An important part of this video is its explanation on the environmental issues associated with the kits.

Here's a video of how a D.I.Y. Meal Kit is used (by an inexperience cook): IMPORTANT: Kids should never handle sharp kitchen tools and live fire cooking stoves without the supervision of adults.

Get started on the printables!


What's in the Printable Pack

This printable pack consists of 4 printable ingredient design sheets for D.I.Y. Meal Kits. 3 of these design sheets come with design prompts and 1 of them is open ended and can be used for any recipe.

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