"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
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.”
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:
Chicken Soup –
Bridge Noodles - China
The Emperor and the
Cook: The Story of Bird’s Nest Soup - China
The Guest - Inuit
Hot Soup, Cold Hands - Turkey
The Legend of Issun-boshi – Japan
The Old Man and His Grandson – Germany
Sliced Sickle Soup
Soup from a Sausage Skewer – Hans Christian Andersen
Soup of the Soup –
The Stolen Soup Aroma – West Africa
The Story of Salt –
Stone Soup – European
are many variants from Russia, Sweden, Belgium, England, and France.)
10 Story Books for
Kids About Soup
Best Kids’ Books
CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
20 Recycled Tin
20 Water Sensory Soup Ideas for Kids
Dltk-teach.com – Lots of activities
here connected to the story Stone Soup, coloring pages, puzzles, word ladders,
crafts and more.
Fairy Soup – Backyard Sensory Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Agriculture in the
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.
Learning to Give – Lesson plan based on the folktale, Stone Soup.
Making Stone Soup
30 Best Soup
Children’s Board Game from Peaceable Kingdom: Stone Soup
History of the Stone Soup Folktales from 1720 to Now
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