And so, on a November morning, children brought in vegetables from home and made a meal together. With some special stone magic, they learned about cooperation and tasted the outcome of their combined contributions. "We're going to cook soup outside?" asked a child. Yes, we are and we're going to do it together.
Forest Preschool is also a place that embraces fire as a teaching tool. Fire warms us in the woods when we're greeted by chilly autumn mornings. It is also a necessary ingredient for cooking stone soup.
Once water was put on to boil, an outdoor kitchen was assembled and the chopping of vegetables ensued.
|Listening to the story of Stone Soup as water and stone came to a boil in the pot.|
|The outdoor kitchen. They could have chopped all day!|
|"What can I chop now?"|
|"Look at my potato!"|
|Is the soup ready yet?|
|While the pot boiled, some children used the compost from veggie prep to create another version of stone soup, complete with mud and pine needles.|
|Look at the colors!|
|Soup is served!|
|Enjoying the fruits of our labor. "Stone soup is good!"|
Enjoy the food that you make or is made on Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for this fall!