Activities

The Stone Soup Activities are intended both for self-guided use by Stone Soup readers and for use by teachers in a classroom setting. Many of the Activities are based on stories and art published in Stone Soup Magazine.

Stone Soup Magazine
December 2018

This writing project explores the idea of captivity in many forms helping young authors think about different ways characters might not be free to do as they...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This story by Vivek Maru is a moral tale. It is about personal integrity and the “right” way to live....

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This is a short short story about someone who lights a fire in a fireplace, watches it burn for a while,...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This is a story about an afternoon when two people go to the same place, the woods, and do different things—a...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity Winning a medal in a sporting event requires physical strength. It also requires concentration. In “A...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Art Activity This picture is from New Zealand. Brett Penman, age 10, shows us what it feels like to play soccer when the ball...

This is one of the most extraordinary stories Stone Soup has published in its long history. This activity focuses on how to effectively use non-standard...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity “A Ride With Fate” is an emotionally powerful story about a boy who makes a couple of wrong decisions. The...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Art Activity In a way, the new year really starts with spring. Spring is the time for planting the garden and cleaning house....

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity What is exceptional about this story of a lost wolf cub is that the characters seem so real. Julie Frazier,...