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.
This lesson plan has step by step instructions for cooking in the classroom and features literature and curriculum connections.
- Cucumber Stacks recipe and lesson plan (quick view as .pdf)
To celebrate cucumber month in September, students at Hazelwood Elementary in Haywood County, NC, sampled pickles. We received this rollicking report from the teacher who led the activity:
Introduce students to insects and other bugs they will find in the garden, their characteristics, and how they affect plants. Teach students to observe (rather than harm) living things in the garden and natural environment.
- Insects in the Garden – Preschool (quick view as .pdf)
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)
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.