Source: Abacus Brands/ the Toy Book

A new STEM-focused kit from Abacus Brands and Endemol Shine North America brings MasterChef Junior from kids’ living rooms to their kitchens.

The MasterChef Junior Virtual Reality Kit is a VR cooking experience that features tips and tricks from former favorite contestants of the competition series and teaches kids about food science. Each page of the included workbook incorporates augmented reality and transports kids to the kitchen that’s used on the show.

Related: Abacus Brands to Release Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit this Fall

Kids learn about the science behind the food with 30 recipes and 80 pages. The kit also comes with VR goggles and a 21-piece, BPA-free set of full-size, food-safe kitchen utensils that are needed to complete the recipes.

The kit is available now for $64.99 on Amazon and at It follows the successful launch of Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit, as well as VR Kits based on magic, chefs, science, and the universe.

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As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.