Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
January 2019

This blog is written by Stone Soup editorial staff and guest bloggers who are Stone Soup readers, writers, parents and teachers. If you would like to blog about children’s writing, art, music composition—anything creative—then please write to us.

Taking as inspiration the world of puppeteers for the play “War Horse” this activity teaches students how to use gesture to make animal characters more...

Composer Alma Deutscher, born 2005 Inspiring! This young composer creates a piece of music based on three notes pulled form a hat . Use this idea — words rather...

British Composer, Alma Deutscher (born 2005) is one of the many young composers who are invariably compared by TV interviewers  with Mozart, the composer who...

Introduction to This Stone Soup Writing Activity “Once Upon a Time” is an example of a story written in unusual English. This work is by a six-year-old and is...

Writers are readers. The purpose of the Young Adult Author Resource Pages is to bring young writers closer to their favorite authors. Through social media and...

I purchased these paintings from Semachw Messfn in Ethiopia in 2004. Sumachaw was ten years old. He is a Coptic Christian. This is an ancient branch of...

Interview length: 3:37 Interviews This is a strong interview by Kate Messner for her book, Writing is Magic, or is it?  Her message is simple and...

Brandon Thibodeau is a young American composer. This award winning Tango titled, A Collaborative Conversation, was composed by Brandon Thibodeau in 2014 when...

This extraordinary selection of woodcuts is from a single school in Japan. We are not certain when they were made. We have had them for more than thirty years....

Author of “A Wrinkle in Time”. . Madeleine l’Engle. Many authors talk about the precision with which they plot out their books, taking pride in being in full...

Reading is one of the best preparations for writing. We are fortunate that through the internet it is possible to keep in touch with living authors through...

A parody of the blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean,  by nine-year-olds. Exaggerating gestures, calling attention to possibly ridiculous plot lines are...

Stone Soup author Richard Ma, 12, talks about how he finds his ideas, what he likes to write about most, and how being published has made a difference to his...

Stone Soup author Shyla DeLand, 13, talks about how she writes from personal experience and the influence of her favorite authors. Sharing tips on making...

Stone Soup author Katherine Tung, 12, tells us what she loves about creative writing and why she wants to do it, including some insights into her favourite...

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