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Cucumbers

This simple salad doesn’t require any cooking, although the flavors are better if allowed to set for an hour or two.

Ten ants find that a cucumber has fallen and blocked the entrance to their home. The ants are strong, but the cucumber is too heavy for them to move alone. Find out what other garden critters come to the rescue! Do you see any of these insects in your garden? Don’t forget to try the recipe!
This book is available in both English and Spanish.

From Cucumber Soup by Vickie Leigh Krudwig

Read the book with your students and then make the recipe, combining science, math, and early literacy.

Children learn how to make their own snack and through a hands on cooking experience gain motivation to try a new vegetable. Children learn about kitchen utensils and how to use them to make a specific recipe.

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These open faced cucumber sandwiches don’t require any cooking and are sure to be a hit in the classroom. The associated lesson plan contains ideas for cucumber activities and curriculum connections.

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Where do pickles come from? Many students are unaware that pickles start their lives as cucumbers! Help them make the connecting using this recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.