Well, the weather here in North Carolina is not cooperating with my storytime themes! We had snow on Sunday, and it has been in the 60s and 70s the rest of the week. Having planned on colder weather, our theme this week was soup.
What other flannelboard can you do with a soup storytime than Stone Soup?
There are tons of versions of this story. In the version I used, 3 strangers were traveling and hadn’t eaten in several days. The villagers saw them coming and hid all their food. The men stopped at the village to ask for food and were turned down at three houses. So, they set up their soup pot in the middle of the village square.
The villagers were curious and came outside to see what the men were doing. Why, making stone soup, of course! The men filled the pot with water and lit a fire under the pot until the water was boiling. Time to add the stone!
Of course, any stone soup requires salt and pepper.
Oh, if we only had carrots! The soup would be so much better.
A good stone soup should have onions, but it’s no good asking for what you don’t have.
If only we had a few potatoes and a ham bone. Why, this soup would be good enough for a rich man’s table!
Ah, if only we had some herbs and milk, this soup would be fit for a king!
At last the soup was ready. The villagers brought out tables, chairs, tablecloths, bowls, and spoons. They brought cider and bread as well. There was just enough food for everyone in the town, and they had never tasted such delicious soup.
The villagers danced and sang well into the night, then invited the men into their houses to spend the night. The next morning, the whole village gathered in the square to see the men off. The villagers always remembered the night the three strangers showed them how to make stone soup.
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