Celebrate National Soup Month
Cooked from a Book: Soup Day by Melissa Iwai
by Darcy Evans
Teach colors, shapes, and vegetables
Colors: Green, Yellow, Tan, Orange, White
Shapes: Circles, Squares, Cubes, Confetti
Vegetables: Celery, Onions, Potatoes, Parsley, Carrots, Zucchini, Mushrooms
Ask parent volunteers to contribute soup for the lesson. You can find recipe ideas for multicultural soups below, or parents can make a favorite soup of their own.
MATERIALS FOR ACTIVITY
Soup Day book
2–3 kinds of soups
Bowls or paper cups to serve soup in
Spoons, one for each student
Bread for dipping
• Read the book Soup Day by Melissa Iwai aloud to the class.
TIP: Before reading begins, tell your students to listen throughout the story for color words, shape words, and vegetable words in the book.
• Next, ask students to raise their hands and tell you which color words, shape words, and vegetable words they can recall from the book.
• Write their answers on the board.
TIP: Conduct the exercise in three columns, one each for colors, shapes, and vegetables.
• Introduce the soups that you (or parents) brought to class.
• Serve a sample of the soups to each student in paper cups or bowls. Heat up or prepare as necessary.
• Ask the class to identify the colors, shapes, and vegetables in each of the soups. Then list these words on the board again.
• Enjoy your warming soups together!
These Books Are Available from Scholastic Reading Club