Free Online Kids Cooking Games
We offer a collection of dozens of games to help familiarize children with food, farming, cooking, the culinary arts, the restaurant business and hospitality-related careers.
None of these games contain any advertisements or extraneous branding. All games are published using mobile and desktop friendly HTML5 web design. Links to each game open in a new tab focused exclusively on the associated game instead of having the games framed inside other web pages. Here are the gaming collections we offer to help students have fun while learning in an interactive environment:
- Cooking and Kitchen Work - track multiple tasks in the kitchen and learn how to follow a basic recipe
- Food Education Games - learn about healthy foods versus unhealthy foods
- Serving Eaters - make sandwiches or play a waiter
- Farming - familiarizes players with farms, farm animals and farming.
- Other Fun Food-themed Games - match 3 in a row, deliver food, stack pancakes & more.
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Cooking and Kitchen Work
These games can give students a small taste of what it is like to work in the kitchen. We also provide an ingredient measurement conversion tool.
The Boiled Eggs
The Boiled Eggs has players boil eggs in multiple different pots at the same time by tracking the temperature of different pots and adjusting it as needed. This game is quite simple, but shows how a person working in a kitchen may need to keep track of many things at once during hectic periods. The escalating level of difficulty from one burner to six burners would make this game appealing to all ages.
Sweety Cooking Chocolate Cake
Sweety Cooking Chocolate Cake is a simple game which familiarizes children with the kitchen and following a recipe. It is more of a playable instructional video versus a game & is best suited for young children in first grade or below.
Food Education Games
These games help students differentiate healthy foods versus unhealthy foods. We also provide free food clip-art you can use in the classroom. Teachers emphasizing the importance of exercise, limiting excess body fat, and maintaining a healthy body weight can leverage our free online calculators.
Can I Eat It?
Can I Eat It? is a game for preschoolers and kindergarten students where they quickly click yes or no on if they think an item is edible. Game includes fruits, vegetables, cookies, sausages, socks, sticks, glass, batteries, bugs and more.
Tasty Kingdom is an educational platform game for young children which promotes health foods while warning against eating unhealthy junk food. Older children might find the in-game food tips annoying, but younger children will likely be more receptive. This game is best for children in third grade or below. Middle school or high school kids would likely complain about the in-game informational tips about healthy eating.
Fitness Food Run
Fitness Food Run is a horizontal scrolling platform game which encourages players to eat healthy foods like apples and cucumbers while avoiding unhealthy foods like french fries. The player gets healthier when eating healthy food and gains weight and becomes sluggish when eating french fries. Players can double jump by clicking the mouse twice. This game requires a bit of dexterity to play. It is not super polished from a smoothness standpoint, so the game likely best fits second to third graders.
Food Count is a simple math game where students learn to count and add by counting food items. A collection of various food items is shown on the screen and the student must select from a multiple-choice answer how many of a specific item are shown on the notepad displaying various foods.
This game is rather basic, making it a good fit for first graders.
Guess the Food
Guess the Food is a simple spelling game where kids are given letter tiles to place in the correct order from left to right to spell the food pictured above. The default game is quite short as it only has 4 levels and a player can skip a level if they are unsure of the answer.
These games help students learn attention to detail, process repetition, and simulate what it would be like to serve orders out of the kitchen or work as a waiter. The Open Restaurant and Penguin Cafe games are particularly compelling for showing how much stress servers go through as they try to balance customer demands.
Open Restaurant is an isometric restaurant game where a person must act as the Maître D', waiter, server, cashier and cleaner for a busy restaurant. This game does a great job showing how busy restaurants are and how much work servers must do between seating guests, taking orders, serving food & collecting payments.
Each day the restaurant has a target earnings amount. Players meeting their earnings goal move on to the next day. This game works offline but does take about 30 seconds to load on the initial play. It has a lot going on and can be overwhelming for younger children. As it is fast paced, it is a good fit for students in sixth grade on up.
Penguin Cafe has you play a penguin on skates rushing around to serve guests and meet the daily goal. While the aesthetics in this game are cartoony the difficulty level increases quickly after the first couple levels.
Remind students playing this game customer gratuity makes up an important portion of a waiter's livelihood. That makes it crucial for servers to maintain a positive attitude in spite of frequently dealing with overwhelming stress and demanding customers.
Breakfast Time serves guests breakfast by matching each item on an order one at a time until the order is complete. Each round consists of 60-seconds and getting one item wrong leaves the customer angry. This game may frustrate rather young children but would be good for fifth to sixth graders.
Burger Maker stack ingredients according to the order list to make a perfect made-to-order burger in 10 to 15 seconds. When done with the ingredient list you have to click the "serve now" button under the burger to deliver it to the customer. Ingredients must be added from bottom to top to stack them in the correct order. This game is simple enough that second or third graders might like it, but older students may find this game repetitive.
Burger Now lunch counter game where the server has to stack sandwich ingredients along with any sides and then quickly serve them to awaiting customers. Each level is 60 seconds. The speed of the game makes it fun for kids from fourth grade to sixth grade.
Burger Time has the player make one burger at a time with the ingredients needing to be placed in the same order as pictured. If an error is made one can touch the trash can to discard the order and one clicks the check mark to serve a completed order to a customer. Customers who are served quickly give a tip. Customers express dissatisfaction and then leave if an order is incorrect or takes too long. We also offer a version of this game called Crazy Cooking Chef, where food is served on a beach. This game is somewhat fast paced, making it good for fifth to sixth grade.
Cake Design has bakers make a cake to the customer's wishes including batter type, shape, layers, filling, frosting, toppings, and topper. If the baker takes too long or makes an error with one of the ingredients the customer walks out angry. This game is easier to play on tap touch targets than with a mouse on a larger monitor as it requires completing tasks fairly quickly to please customers & each ingredient which is added requires clicking on the check mark again after it is added to confirm it. This game is somewhat fast paced, making it good for fifth to sixth grade.
Lunch Shop is a service game where players make whatever is pictured, starting with the ingredients at the bottom first. This game should be fun for first to second grade kids.
Pizza Party serves guests custom made pizzas using ingredients like tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, mushrooms, basil and pepperoni. This game is easier than many of the other games since the crust is automatic, almost every order (except for the ham and mushroom) starts with tomato sauce, there are few total ingredients to choose from & you can add ingredients in any order. This game is quite easy to play. Second and third grade students should enjoy it, with students in higher grades finding it a bit boring until they advance to higher levels and can choose between making more advanced pizzas like quattro stagioni to go with basic margherita, marinara and pepperoni pizzas.
Tap Supermarket is an isometric game where the player must manage a grocery store including restocking produce, expanding the line of goods sold, and checking out customers.
Ice Cream is an easy to play game where kids make ice cream cones for customers.
Farms, Animals & Farming
These games help familiarize students with farms, farming, plants and animals to help understand where our food comes from.
Egg Go is a simple game which has children sort bad green eggs from good white eggs to cook and nearly hatched eggs where chicks will soon be born. This game has beautiful graphics though is quite simple, making it a good fit for first to second grade students.
Farm Pop is a popping game where a farmer harvests fruits and vegetables by clicking on them when two or more appear adjacently. Longer runs give bigger point bonuses. This game helps familiarize students with fruits and vegetables, though its simplicity makes it best for students in third grade or below.
Farm Story is a connect 3 game where vegetables can be switched with adjacent vegetables above, below, or to their side in order to connect 3 or more in a row. This game is like a simplified & less addictive version of Candy Crush without all the power ups and social pressure elements. Players are given 2 minutes to collect vegetables on each level. This game uses the same mechanics as the below Donuts game, but shows tomatoes, carrots, peppers and other vegetables instead of colorful sprinkled donuts. The color of the tomatoes and peppers are the same while the shape of peppers is quite similar to the shape of carrots, making this game harder to quickly scan visually than the colorful Donut game.
Puzzle Farm is an easy puzzle game consisting of farm animals and other scenes from farm life. This game is quite easy, with each of the half-dozen puzzles consisting of a dozen square pieces that snap into place. The puzzle shows a gray scale outline of where the pieces go until they are filled in, making it ideal for students in second grade or below.
Tractor Express is a 9-level physics-based tractor driving game where players must drive a tractor to drop off a swine held on a trailer without having it fall off. This game is a bit challenging after the first couple levels, making it a good fit for fourth through sixth grade.
Other Fun Food-themed & Hospitality Themed Games
These games are simply food-related games. They help round out the collection with games that are a bit more fun to compliment the more education-oriented games above.
Candy Fiesta is a match 3 in a row candy merging game. Make longer matches to create powerful candies which enable higher scores.
Merge Cakes is a simple merging game where you acquire income earning pastries to create better pastries which earn more. Fill out the expanding level as you unlock delicious new recipes.
Broasted Chicken has players catch falling pieces of chicken by clicking their cursor on the left or right side of the screen to move a bucket across. This game is fun for a couple quick plays but would grow boring for older students after a few rounds.
Donuts is a 25-level game where donuts can be moved with adjacent donuts above, below, or to their side in order to connect 3 or more in a row. This game is like a simplified & less addictive version of Candy Crush without all the power ups and social pressure elements. Players are given 2 minutes for each level and the shape of the playing field changes slightly from level to level. The game starts off quite easy but grows challenging by level 21.
Fast Food Combat
Fast Food Combat players race to eat delicious fruits while avoiding eating foods that will make them sick or slow them down. The bad foods which make players sick are shown in gray and frozen tomatoes slow a player down for 5 seconds. This game is quite simple and is best for students in second or third game.
Food Delivery Rush
Food Delivery Rush players avoid items laying in the road and other drivers while trying to make food deliveries. Hitting anything causes the player to lose a life. Players start with 3 lives and the car begins to smoke as it is wrecked. This game is like a modern graphical version of the old arcade classic APB, though one is playing a food delivery driver instead of a police officer.
Fruit Blocks Match
Fruit Blocks Match is a connect 3 game where players draw lines connecting the same fruit when 3 or more appear adjacently. The game offers a fast timed mode and a casual play mode.
Fruit Boom is a fruit slicing game where players must slice fruits while avoiding bombs. The game helps players work on hand eye coordination while offering a timed play mode and an option with no time limits.
Fruit Jump is a fast-paced jumping platform game where players click the left or right arrows to move across and collect fruits while avoiding spikes and falling off the platforms. This game is faster and more frustrating than most other games in our collection.
Fruit Match is a visually pleasing simple connect 2 game using various fruits including kiwi, coconut and watermelon. As players click on matches the remaining game time increases. All matches must be located adjacent versus diagonally.
Fruit Snake is a snake game where a snake grows longer as it eats fruits like apples, oranges, lemons, kiwis, watermelons, cherries, strawberries, grapes and bananas. If the snake runs into its own tail due to turning too sharply it loses one of three lives. The timer starts off with 30 seconds left and time increases when eating some of the fruits. This game is easy to play though it takes about a minute to load on the first play.
Fruit Sorting Game
Fruit Sorting Game is a pattern matching game for kids in first grade or below. The game has players click on the left or right side of the screen to sort fruits by type.
Fruit Tiles is a simple 12-stage logic puzzle game where players must match up the fruits on the edges of puzzle pieces. In the last 3 levels when some pieces rotate it also causes other pieces to rotate. This game is simple, but is perhaps best for students in fifth grade and up.
Fruits Memory is a memory flip card game where players match cards which display the same fruits on them. This game is quite simple with level timers that leave sufficient time for many mistakes. This game should be a good fit for kids in second to third grade.
Fruity Stack is a memory card game where players flip over cards to find matching cards. Unlike Fruits Memory, this game does not first show a preview of all cards on the playing field before hiding their faces and it does not have level timers.
Ice Cream Frenzy
Ice Cream Frenzy is a 25-level connect 3 game where ice cream bars can be switched with adjacent bars above, below, or to their side in order to connect 3 or more in a row. Players are given 2 minutes to match a specified number of ice cream bars on each level. The shape of level playing fields change as you advance through the game.
Ice Cream Mania
Ice Cream Mania is a challenging speed-based game where the player must quickly deliver the specified number of scoops on 3 different cones. The game is quite fast and is easier to play on mobile devices or touch devices than on a desktop computer using a mouse. This game will likely frustrate younger players who can not get past the first or second level, so it is la decent hand eye coordination game for children in seventh grade or higher.
Pancake Pileup is a simple physics-based game where players see how many pancakes they can add to a stack before it falls over. If the pancake is dropped from the top of the screen it hits the remaining stack harder than if it is dropped from just above the stack. This game is easy to play, but could grow repetitive quickly for older children, making it a great game for students in second through third grade.
The Greedy Chef
The Greedy Chef is a rather simple platform game where a chef collects donuts while avoiding or stomping on angry cheese rolls. The chef can move left or right, jump, or double jump. This game is sort of a lower fidelity analog to the Super Nintendo game Out To Lunch. This game requires extensive use of the double jump feature, so is probably best for grades three and up.
Sweets Memory is a memory flash card game where children match desserts. Players can choose between 6, 8, 10 and 12 matching pieces per playing field to enjoy varying degrees of difficulty.
Airport Rush is a simplified simulation game which shows what it would be like to work in a flight control tower.
Want More Information?
In addition to the above collection we publish guides to help children understand the importance of cooking and eating healthy foods.
- Culinary Terms for Kids
- Recipes for Culinary Kids
- Understanding Food Safety
- Culinary Cautions: Allergies, Intolerances, & Poisoning
- Kids' Health + Nutrition
- Foods for Heart Health
- Future Chefs: Culinary Resources for Kids
- Online Nutrition Games for Kids
- Edible Crafts for Culinary Kids!
- What's Cooking: A Culinary Curriculum for Cultivating Foodie Kids
- The Lifelong Benefits of Cooking With Children
- A Family Affair: The Science Behind Creating Culinary Masterpieces With Your Young Chef