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Soup...Slurp !
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Cactus Soup by:Eric A. Kimmel
During the Mexican Revolution, when a troop of hungry soldiers comes to a town where all the food has been hidden, they charm the townspeople into helping make a soup from water and a cactus thorn.
Gator Gumbo : a spicy-hot tale by:Candace Fleming
A hungry alligator, slow with age, hopes to catch some good meat to add to his spicy gumbo.
An Island in the Soup by:Mireille Levert
Sir Victor begins an adventure on an island of fish soup. There he meets a pepper dragon. Read the book to find out what happens next.
The Teeny Tiny Woman : a Traditional Tale by:Arthur Robins
A teeny tiny woman finds a teeny tiny bone in a churchyard and puts it away in her cupboard before she goes to sleep, only to be awakened by a teeny tiny voice demanding the return of the bone.
Grandma's gumbo by:Deborah Ousley Kadair
Rhyming text describes the ingredients that go into Grandma's gumbo. Includes a recipe for Louisiana gumbo
Songs
Craft
Alphabet Soup Picture

Make a fun picture of alphabet soup using noodles and construction paper.
Materials Needed:

Posterboard or Heavy Construction Paper
Alphabet Shape Noodles, uncooked
Glue
Instructions:
Cut a large circle out of construction paper, any color - this will be the bowl. Then make another circle, about 1/2 inch smaller, out of a light colored piece of paper - this will be the alphabet soup broth . Glue the broth circle into the center of the bowl circle.
Now comes the fun part! Use alphabet noodles and "write" your name or other words in your soup bowl1 Glue the letters in place. You can also use alphabet shaped cereal.

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Other
You can make Stone Soup. I have done this many times with children of all ages and it is great fun. I suggest that you read Stone Soup: an old tale by Marcia Brown. This is a traditional version of the folk tale. Additionally, this book was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book.

When three hungry soldiers come to a town where all the food has been hidden, they set out to make soup of water and stones, and all the town enjoys a feast.