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Stone Soup


Stone Soup

[30 Minutes]

Getting your child involved in food preparation is easy when you use this classic story.

You'll need:

• a copy of the story "Stone Soup" • 1/2 cup peas • 1/2 cup diced carrots • parsley • 1 onion, chopped • 2 potatoes, diced • 2 or 3 celery stalks, diced • 3 cans of chicken or vegetable broth • 3 washed and cleaned "soup stones" • soup pot • spoon • sharp knife (ADULT USE) • measuring cup

What to do:

  1. Read or tell the story of "Stone Soup" with your child.
  2. On a walk outside, invite your child to look for three soup stones.
  3. Place the cleaned and washed "soup stones" in a large pot.
  4. Invite your child to fill the pot 2/3 full with broth.
  5. Place on a stove and bring to a boil.
  6. If possible, involve family and friends in preparing this recipe. Everyone should bring or prepare one ingredient and give it to your child to add to the soup pot.
  7. Let him add chopped onion, diced celery, peas, diced potatoes, and parsley.
  8. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Enjoy with the whole family.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Could you taste the stones when you ate the soup?
  • Is it fun to cook with lots of people (family and friends)?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, your child is developing pre-reading skills and social skills.

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