This simple recipe makes a fun no-heat class cooking activity. Don’t have peppers and carrots? Substitute other produce, like halved cherry tomatoes, radish slices, or baby spinach leaves. Or offer students an assortment of fresh veggies to choose from and let them design their own sandwich.
Homemade Ranch and Cucumber Moons
This tangy dip is easy to prepare and pairs perfectly with crunchy local cucumbers. Kids will enjoy mixing together the dressing ingredients and using a kid-safe knife to cut up the cukes.
Cucumber Stacks – Preschool
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.
- Cucumber Stacks- Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
Cucumber Stacks recipe and lesson plan
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.
- Cucumber Sandwiches – Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
- Cucumber Stacks recipe and lesson plan Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
From Cucumber Soup by Vickie Leigh Krudwig
Read the book with your students and then make the recipe, combining science, math, and early literacy.
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.
This simple salad doesn’t require any cooking, although the flavors are better if allowed to set for an hour or two.