Teaching Children

Writing about teaching children creative arts. This includes writing, art, music, dance, video — anything you can think of that is creative.

Stone Soup Magazine
June 2018

Years ago, when I was doing contract negotiations for a small advertising agency, the CFO gave me some good advice at the start. Always know what you’re talking...

Here are just a few websites and programs that can be helpful for teaching creative writing for students. From lesson plans to book suggestions, these websites...

July 1, 2017 Stone Soup is now Digital + App + printable PDF + print Annual “We all miss Papa, it’s so hard to move on without him…”An illustration from...

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...

Do you want your drawing, painting, or photograph on the cover of Stone Soup? We are offering a $25 Amazon gift certificate to the winner of our first...

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...

A Brief History of the Vietnam War Note: This is background history for people reading the story My Country and the Way to America written by a child who...

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...

These paintings from children in Switzerland were created in the 1960s. We particularly love the old fashioned zoo scenes  where children ride elephants. Two...

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...