Story activity

A creative writing activity based on a story published in Stone Soup.

Stone Soup Magazine
October 2018

The most remarkable part of Lena's story as a demonstration of the power of dialogue is the last quarter, where four characters respond to a traumatic event....

This writing activity is based on a very funny Kurt Vonnegut lecture on the shape of stories. In this project, students learn to develop compelling narratives...

Write a story with two lead characters. But before you write the story, write a full character development, at least two typed pages long, for each of the...

Jane Austen (1775-1817) is one of the the greatest novelists to have written in English. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, to name...

Stream of consciousness can be an effective writing style to use when you have a character who sees and thinks very differently from the other characters. This...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Art and Writing Activity Many of the stories we print in Stone Soup are both written and illustrated by the author. Many...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity Here you find Part One of Clea’s story. In a separate activity, we’ll offer the second part. The main story,...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing and Art Activity An island of one’s own… fields and forests and streams… a well-stocked kitchen with stove and...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing Activity This excellent story gets to the heart of why lying is wrong. Lying destroys trust between people. And when...

Introduction to This Stone Soup Writing Activity “We Are Looking for Freedom” was written by Marigian one-and-a half-years after she arrived in the United...