Stone Soup Blog

Stone Soup Magazine
April 2018

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.

Stone Soup author Mathilde Fox-Smith, 11, talks about how she develops a story over time and the process of editing and revising – including encouraging us not...

This interview by Stone Soup author Olivia Stoltzfus, 12, is part of a series of interviews with Stone Soup authors in which the interviewee talks about...

This interview by Stone Soup author Connor Gorton, 13, is part of a series of interviews with Stone Soup authors in which the interviewee talks about writing...

Stone Soup author Lily Strauss, 12, talks about how she got started in creative writing, and gives an insight into how she has learned her craft in the process...

Stone Soup author Ennya Papastoitsis, 11, tells us about what kinds of writing she enjoys, from poems to short stories to novellas and now a novel, and how she...

Stone Soup author Tatum Schutt, 12, talks about how she has polished her craft as she learned to write fiction, and shares some of her plans for the future....

It’s a funny thing. If your friends, parents, and teachers expect you to accomplish something great, you very likely will. Not only do you want to please the...

This is a well produced nine-minute video features the poetry of the sixth-grade poet Kioni Marshal from Bronx, New York. Kioni reads poems and talks about...

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 story about someone who lights a fire in a fireplace, watches it burn for a while, letting his...

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 the previous 45 years. 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,...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Art Activity This city in Yemen, Saana, is similar in architecture with the painting, below, of a town in Saudi...

Introduction to this Stone Soup Writing and Art Activity “The Adventures of Pumpkin and Seegartus” is about a friendship between two animals–a pony, Pumpkin, and...

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