Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stone Soup

Yesterday I had the pleasure of cooking in my son's first grade class.  We made our version of Stone Soup.  Stone Soup is a wonderful story about :Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a town, torn by war.  The people of the village are wary of strangers and lock their doors and windows tight not wanting anything to do with them.  Until the strangers suggest making a soup from stones.  The villagers are intrigued by the idea.  They decide to bring whatever they have on hand to contribute to the soup.  The strangers and villagers make a soup fit for a king!

                              This was a fantastic activity to bring a wonderful story to life!

Our soup was full of veggies; carrots, red peppers, celery, onion, red potatoes in a chicken stock base.
The kids were so excited to make soup out of stones.  "Is there a real stone in there?"  "Where did you get the stone from?"  I love how curious the kids were; about the story and the soup! And what better time of year to teach children to come together, bringing a little something with them to create something new?!  Brilliant!

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