Making Stone Soup

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This summer, I’ve had the honor of participating in Rainy Day Mum‘s Story Book Summer series — it’s always fun to do activities that are based on a book!  Toby and I have enjoyed reading several renditions of the stone soup story during our forays to the library. Most recently, we picked up Marcia Brown’s Stone Soup (#afflink), but we’ve enjoyed more modern adaptations such as Eric Kimmel’s Cactus Soup (#afflink) too.

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown Cactus Soup by Eric Kimmel

Since making stone soup “for real,” Toby has also been hard at work in his pretend kitchen.  His concoctions have been an amalgam of stone soup and shepherd’s pie… such as stone soup pie, or shepherd’s pie soup.

I’ll share a few pictures, but be sure head over and read Story Book Summer – Stone Soup for more pictures, and the recipe!  Click on any image below to enter gallery view.

Making Stone Soup (Marcia Brown)
Making Stone Soup (Marcia Brown)

And finally, I just found a neat looking Stone Soup board game (#afflink) that I bet my toddler would love.  It’s a memory card game with the added twist of “fire’s out” cards — you have to gather all the ingredients for making stone soup before you get too many “fire’s out” cards.

6 Responses

  1. Debbie

    That cactus soup book sounds like a neat twist on the story. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Betsy Finn

    Yes! It was really interesting to read several renditions of the classic story, Debbie 🙂

  3. Susen @ Dabbling Momma

    I remember my son’s preschool class made ‘stone soup’ Looks like your son had a great time with this!!

  4. S.L. Payne

    So cute! Stone soup is such a fun book, but I never thought of making it like that with my boys. They would love it- thanks for the idea!

  5. Betsy Finn

    Yes, he was making stone soup for the next three days in his play kitchen, Susen!

  6. Betsy Finn

    You’re welcome! I hope they (and you) enjoy it as much as we did!