Pickles are crunchy, tangy snacks that you can find in many grocery stores and restaurants. But do you know how pickles are made? It all starts with the process of pickling.

Pickling is a way of preserving food by soaking it in vinegar, salt, and water. This mixture is called brine. When vegetables or fruits are soaked in brine, they can stay fresh for a long time.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time:1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

This activity will allow students to learn about different pickles, the art and science of pickling, and its long place in human history.

It will help your child or student with:

  • Science education: Learning about the science behind pickling can be an excellent way for kids to learn about chemistry and biology. They can learn about the chemical reactions that occur when vegetables are soaked in brine and the role of bacteria in the pickling process.
  • Cultural education: Pickling has been used by people worldwide for thousands of years. It can also be a way to learn about different cultures and traditions.
  • Food preservation education: Pickling is a method of food preservation, and learning about pickling can teach kids the importance and history of preserving food to prevent waste.

Let's start learning!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and learn more about the science, history and the types of pickling. Here's a very interesting video about the science (chemistry) of pickling.
  • Here's a video about the long (and functional) history of pickles and pickling:
  • Get started on the printable worksheet!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 2 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 Pickle Creative Design and Colouring Sheet
  • 1 Pickle Creative Recipe Sheet

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