Making Stone Soup Activity

Making stone soup

A few days ago, I blogged about the Thanksgiving activities we did in school.  Here are the results of our making stone soup activity!

Stone Soup activities during Thanksgiving week

Making Stone Soup with the kiddos was too much fun! I love the moral of the story that explains the benefit of sharing and creating a community that promotes the well being of everyone.

Stone Soup activities during Thanksgiving week

We read the story by John J. Muth and discussed each page. This story is much different from the first grade reading texts that my kiddos are used to, so we made sure to discuss what happened on each page. If you’re interested in grabbing this book for your classroom, here’s an affiliate link to Amazon- (Stone Soup Amazon link). Now let’s dive in and learn about how to make Stone Soup for your classroom!

Making Stone Soup Activity

And here is the soup part! A week prior to the activity, I sent a note home to parents asking them for all of the ingredients I needed. (Check out Creative Core Integrations for a free letter home.) The soup cans and vegetables came flying in! Luckily, we had a canned soup drive going on with our PTA, so if I had any duplicates, I got to donate it to the food drive.

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Diced Potatoes
  • Diced Onion
  • Beef Broth
  • Tomatoes
  • Diced Celery
  • Bowls
  • Spoons

Put all the ingredients in the crock-pot and set it on low for the whole day. Read the book and start cooking in the morning. Then, your students can eat it at the very end of the day.

Stone Soup activities during Thanksgiving week

We then discussed if we liked it or not. And made a class graph about the Stone Soup activity! Surprisingly, they mostly liked it!!

For more holiday-themed content, check out this post on A Few Thanksgiving Activities geared towards primary classroom students.

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