Monday, January 17, 2022

Stories of Sensational Soups!

Soup
William-Adolph Bouguereau
1825-1905

"Let Omar sing of wine and bread,
But I prefer fine soup instead."
Arab poet, replying to Omar Khayyam

January is National Soup Month and who doesn’t love soup! Soup is as old as cooking, dating back to 20,000 BC. I grew up in the city of New Bedford, which has a rich, cultural food history thanks to the thousands of Portuguese families immigrated who immigrated here centuries ago to work in the whaling industry. They brought their amazing recipes with them, including kale soup, which is now a staple in many homes. You will see Kale Soup, on most restaurant menus, as well as New England Clam Chowder or seafood chowder (a rich, creamy soup). In the summer there are even chowder festivals around New England.

“Every culture had its version of soup. From the French Onion to the Russian Borscht, Spanish Gazpacho, New England Chowder, Chinese Won Ton, Campbell’s tomato, Japanese miso, and Italian Minestrone, every soup had its unique flavour regarding its place of origin.
https://soupmakerguide.co.uk/soup-through-the-ages-the-history-of-soup/

Just like the story of  Stone Soup I have added together some folktales about soup, a dash of activities and crafts, seasoned with some activities, and a few extra items to spice it up! Enjoy!

The above information was gathered from:
https://soupmakerguide.co.uk/soup-through-the-ages-the-history-of-soup/

STORIES

All-Kinds-Of-Fur – Germany
https://sites.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm065.html

Chicken Soup – Russia
https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/fall-2007/chicken-soup

Crossing the Bridge Noodles - China
https://wildchina.com/2013/08/crossing-the-bridge-noodles/

The Emperor and the Cook: The Story of Bird’s Nest Soup - China
http://soupsong.com/sbirdnes.html

The Guest - Inuit
https://www.worldoftales.com/Native_American_folktales/Eskimo_folktale_11.html#gsc.tab=0

Hot Soup, Cold Hands - Turkey

https://voetica.com/voetica.php?collection=4&poet=706&poem=3443

The Legend of Issun-boshi – Japan
https://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/publicity/book/hlj/html/201408/201408_09_en.html

The Old Man and His Grandson – Germany
http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-27.html

Sliced Sickle Soup – Mongolia
https://www.kidelight.com/2021/02/folk-tale-from-mongolia-sliced-sickle.html

Soup from a Sausage Skewer – Hans Christian Andersen
https://www.worldoftales.com/fairy_tales/Hans_Christian_Andersen/Andersen_fairy_tale_36.html#gsc.tab=0

Soup of the Soup – Sufi
https://www.learningtogive.org/resources/soup-soup

The Stolen Soup Aroma – West Africa
http://www.allfolktales.com/wafrica/stolen_soup_aroma.php

The Story of Salt – China
https://archive.gosanangelo.com/news/scene/tell-me-a-story-the-story-of-salt-a-chinese-folktale-ep-883035808-353680851.html/

Stone Soup – European (There are many variants from Russia, Sweden, Belgium, England, and France.)
https://tinyurl.com/yz724w4s


BOOKS

10 Story Books for Kids About Soup
https://food.innerchildfun.com/2013/01/10-story-books-for-kids-about-soup.html

Best Kids’ Books About Soup
https://bookroo.com/explore/books/topics/soups


CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES

20 Recycled Tin Can Crafts
https://artsycraftsymom.com/recycled-tin-can-crafts/

20 Water Sensory Soup Ideas for Kids
https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2015/04/water-sensory-play-ideas-for-kids.html

Dltk-teach.com – Lots of activities here connected to the story Stone Soup, coloring pages, puzzles, word ladders, crafts and more.
https://dltk-teach.com/fables/stonesoup/index.htm

Fairy Soup – Backyard Sensory Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
https://happyhooligans.ca/fairy-soup/


CURRICULUM

Agriculture in the Classroom – Lesson plan based on the picture book Who Grew My Soup for grades K – 2. If you don’t have the book, not to worry, there is a link to a read aloud video.
https://agclassroom.org/matrix/lesson/547/

Learning to Give – Lesson plan based on the folktale, Stone Soup.
https://www.learningtogive.org/units/philanthropic-behavior/class-soup

Making Stone Soup
https://elementarynest.com/stone-soup/


RECIPES

30 Best Soup Recipes
https://themodernproper.com/30-best-soup-recipes


SOMETHING EXTRA


Children’s Board Game from Peaceable Kingdom: Stone Soup
https://tinyurl.com/bdfctmvd

History of the Stone Soup Folktales from 1720 to Now
https://stonesoup.com/about-the-childrens-art-foundation-and-stone-soup-magazine/history-of-the-stone-soup-story-from-1720-to-now/


 

 

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Karen Chace 2022 ©

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