DLTK's Educational Activities:  Portuguese Fable
Stone Soup

Stone soup is a wonderful story to share with children in a group setting (daycare, school, church, Brownies, etc).  Share the story one day, the next day have all the children bring a ziploc baggie of chopped up vegetables, herbs and/or spices (you can assign things to bring for a well rounded soup or let the children bring whatever they like for a mystery pot).

Have the adult scrub a stone very clean (you can purchase river rocks that are quite clean from garden or craft stores) and bring that -- an adult can also bring a ham bone or some chopped up pieces of meat.  As a group, make a pot of stone soup and let everyone taste it.

A lot of venues may not have a place to cook up the soup, but even if you take it home and bring it back the next day the kids will still enjoy the process.


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Portuguese Fable - The Story of Stone Soup

read the fable


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Coloring Pages

including the Stone Soup poem


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Felt Board Fun

Can also be used as puppets or coloring pages.


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Make a Clay Bowl


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Name Tags


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