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Friday, January 7, 2011

The Preschool reading of "Stone Soup"

Oh I can just imagine the number of times this theme has been done by teachers all over the world! It certainly is a classic. I'm sure Marcia Brown, the author of "Stone Soup" had no idea how this book would take on a life of it's own. Here a some of the highlights of our "Stone Soup" week and the making of our soup on Friday. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

This is the sign up sheet I created for the parents. I made sure I created a space for each parent to bring at least one item. However, some parents brought two or three items.

                            Chicken and Vegetable Stone Soup

1 onion



Cooked chicken breast


1 can/bag of sweet corn

Chicken Broth

1 bag of Noodles




1 can of tomato sauce

Small bag of cut potatoes


1 Can or Bag of green beans

1 small bag of parmesan cheese

1 small stone
                            Here we are creating pots with black play doh.

We colored vegetables, then cut them out
to glue on black crete paper pots. 

These cauldrons were left over from Halloween.
They were perfect for the housekeeping area, outside games, 
and circle time activities. 
My favorite was watching the kids stir in alphabet blocks 
and play vegetables to create
"alphabet soup". 

We talked about the word "ingredient" and "directions".
We touched and/or smelled each of the ingredients for our soup. 

We washed our stone and vegetables.

Added the ingredients to our soup. 

Each child had the opportunity to add an ingredient and stir the pot. 

Then we all enjoyed "Stone Soup".

I found this site to be helpful
and one of my friends found this site for me today. I bookmarked
it for next year! 

All of these book were available at my public library. We didn't get a chance to read all of them, but we sure gave it a try. 

Duck Soup   Stone Soup  Growing Vegetable Soup (Books for Young Readers)  Martha Speaks Book and CD

My friend Laura said it best, we had a "souper" time with this theme!

1 comment:

  1. Love! Love! Love It!! You make learning so much fun! That's how ALL Teachers should ALL grades...making learning "Souper" fun! ;)