Getting your child involved in food preparation is easy when you use this classic story.
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:
- Read or tell the story of "Stone Soup" with your child.
- On a walk outside, invite your child to look for three soup stones.
- Place the cleaned and washed "soup stones" in a large pot.
- Invite your child to fill the pot 2/3 full with broth.
- Place on a stove and bring to a boil.
- 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.
- Let him add chopped onion, diced celery, peas, diced potatoes, and parsley.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- 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)?
While you are having fun together, your child is developing pre-reading skills and social skills.