This week at the preschool I've been reading Marcia Brown's 1947 version of Stone Soup to the children. As we enter the season of gratitude and thankfulness it seemed like the right time to do this. If you're not familiar with the story, there is a nice version you can find on line here.
Some people aren't fond of putting actual stones into the soup, but I felt it was mandatory! The children were in a fit of giggles at how rediculous it seemed to make soup using stones and they were all very curious about how it would make the soup taste.
- 8 carrots
- 5 potatoes (1 giant one and 4 small)
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 turnips
- chopped purple cabbage
- 1 white onion
- long green onions
- fresh rosemary and parsley from Eloise's garden
- and Alice brought in a small bag of salt that said "sprinkles of love"
Just as in Marcia Brown's story, we placed the three stones into the pot, added water, then began adding the vegetables. One-by-one, each child got to wash, peel or prepare their vegetable, then under my supervision cut it into pieces and added it to the pot. As it cooked, it filled our little school with such a delicious aroma that the children couldn't wait to get through circle so we could move on to snack.