Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $39, you get two full-day kids’ summer-camp cooking classes at Healthy Me Art Cafe in Coppell (a $100 value). Classes take place on weekdays through August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a half-hour break at 12:30 p.m.
Healthy Me’s culinary educators set young minds ablaze with enthusiasm through weekly themed explorations of seasonal and regional fare. Throughout the day, children ages 5–12 will perform creative activities that trick young brains into learning skills by disguising lessons as fun games. Students summon wintry delights in the Summer Snow workshop, making special treats to cool off on hot days and confound local weathermen (July 25–29). Circumnavigate the globe’s cuisine with the Around the World class (August 1–5), or sow minds with the seeds of agricultural basics during On the Farm week (August 8–12). Wild Feast classes (August 15–19) unleash little beasts as cooking is explored through the lenses of exotic plants and animals, culminating in an end-of-the-week party where kids and families chow down or run relay races while balancing a spatula on top of a smaller, less stable spatula.
Colorful plastic chairs and brightly striped aprons abound in Healthy Me's classrooms as children learn to work with all the cabinetry and appliances of a home kitchen under close supervision from adults and Julia Child action figures.