Second Grade Nest: Stone Soup

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stone Soup

A few day ago, I blogged about our Thanksgiving activities we did in school. 
Here is the final activity we did!

Making Stone Soup with the kiddos was too much fun!

We read the story and discussed each page.
Some of the verbage was different from what the kids are used to (Pete the Cat, Fly Guy), so I made sure to discuss each page to make sure they understood the plot.

After we read the story, we wrote about it in our learning logs and filled out a story map.
(Oops! Didn't get a pic!) 

 And here is the soup part!
A week prior to the activity, I sent a note home to parents telling them all the ingredients I needed.
The soup cans and vegetables came flying in!

Luckily, we were having a canned soup drive with our PTA, so all duplicates, I got to donate for the food drive. 

Mixed Vegetables
Diced Potatoes (cooked)
Diced onion
Beef broth
Diced up celery

Put all the ingredients in the crock pot and set on low for the whole day.
Read book and start cooking in the morning.
Eat at the very end of the day.

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


  1. I used to make Stone Soup every year when I taught Kindergarten. Things have gotten so rigid in my school district, that we don't have time for "fun" anymore. :0( We are so busy with testing, gathering data, conferences, target binders, report card assessments, etc… I miss making Stone Soup! I'm glad to see that you still can!

  2. I did this at my last school and I think this is one of the most amazing projects!!! We did it school wide and it was incredible. How fun Jessica!