Preschool Storytime: Soup

January is National Soup Month!  And while it may not be cold outside here, any weather is good for snuggling up with a story.  Here’s what we did at our SOUP-er storytime.

To find any of the items used in storytime, just click on the photo of the book.


Book We Shared

Wolf loves food.  When he gets a craving for chicken stew, he sets out in the forest to find catch a chicken.  But when he decides to wait and fatten her up instead, the results aren’t exactly what he planned for!  This story from Keiko Kasza is surefire hit with kids.


Flannelboard Story

Have you ever made Soup from a Nail?  We found out the secrets to this old recipe in our flannelboard story today, taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.
Soup from a Nail Flannelboard 1 Soup from a Nail Flannelboard 2

This is a different take on Stone Soup, using a nail instead of a stone as the “magical” ingredient.


Fingerplay

Continue the soup fun by using your fingers as peas!

Pea Soup
(hold hand up with all five fingers extended)
1 little pea jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
2 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
3 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
4 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
5 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
Finally the soup got so very hot
All the little peas jumped out of the pot. (quickly open hand and extend all fingers.)


Prop Song

We used pretend food to make our soup in storytime, but this would be a great song to sing as you make soup with your children at home!
Soup Pot with Food 2 Soup Pot with Food 3
Stir, Stir, Stir the Soup
(To tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Stir, stir, stir the soup
Stir it all day long.
Add some (insert food name here),
Take a taste (slurrrp!)
Soup will make us strong. (flex arm)


Movie We Watched

January may be national soup month, but that doesn’t mean you can enjoy soup all year long.  Need convincing?  Just take a look at the film we watched: “Chicken Soup with Rice” from Where the Wild Things Are … and other Maurice Sendak stories


Continue the Fun

Hungry for more?  Check out these other soup stories today:

 

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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