Welcome to the May post of Poppins Book Nook! This month we read folktales. Folktales are different from Fairy Tales. They tell not just a made up story but a story with a lesson in it. We picked Stone Soup by Marcia Brown as our main book, but have enjoyed many other folktales as well!
Have you ever read Stone Soup? This fun little folktale talks about sharing. Three soldiers coming home from war and stopping by a village to eat and rest. The villagers were not happy and did not want to share their goods with the soldiers, so they hid them all. The soldiers were wise and tricked the villagers with the stone soup they were making.
This was such a wonderful story of sharing and we had so much fun talking about the ways we could share and not be greedy. We than decided we needed to make some of our own stone soup. However, the hardest part of this whole thing, was finding just the right rock that would taste good! The kids had so much fun trying to find that stone. We made sure to wash it really well and added it to our soup pot. We than added our water and meat (we used some chicken). And the kids got to pick out the veggies they wanted to add. Letting this simmer until all was tender was tough. The kids wanted to make sure we didn't cook the stone too much! (Sorry…no pictures since the camera was out of battery power and I forgot to grab my phone camera)
This hands on approach to all of this helped the kids remember the story and the underlying lesson so well. They loved retelling the story as we made our soup. I have a Stone Soup Pinterest board with many other fun ideas to go with this book.
I am not the only one talking about the fun of folktales this month. Go check out these ladies and what they did with their kids!
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Next month we are going to be reading about The Great Outdoors. I hope you join us!
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