January is National Soup Month! Come celebrate with Homeschool Share!
Who doesn’t love soup, especially on a bitter cold day? We surely do, and this is the Beef Barley Vegetable Soup we made yesterday, when it was 24 degrees out! My family always teases me that my soups include everything but the kitchen sink, and they are close! This soup has homemade beef broth, beef, barley, potatoes, rice, pasta, onions, carrots, celery, leeks, green beans, kale and tomatoes. But no kitchen sink! 🙂
Homeschool Share has some fun activities to enjoy with your children, as you celebrate National Soup Month!
Read Stone Soup by Marcia Brown, telling the tale of three hungry soldiers outwitting the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them a feast. Homeschool Share offers a FREE Unit Study for this fun book.
Survey ten family members and friends to find out what their favorite soup is. Record your findings on this FREE Soup Survey Printable.
How many words can you find in “Alphabet Soup”? Challenge your children to find more than you with this FREE Alphabet Soup Printable.
Define “Soup”. Ask your children to define soup. They can look it up in a dictionary, or give their best shot at a definition on their own. Young children can dictate to you the definition, and draw a picture of their favorite meal of soup on this Soup is… Printable.
January is also National Soup Swap Month. Have or attend a “Soup Swap”.
Use soup as an opportunity to teach your children about classification. Classification is the act of arranging into sets according to common properties or characteristics. Soups can be classified in numerous ways. Two broad groups are clear soups and thick soups. These can be further classified. Clear soups can be bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending on the type of thickening agent, such as flour, starch, cream, etc. The ingredients in each soup can also be classified in numerous ways, such as by food group (meat, vegetable, grain, etc.) or by kingdom (plant or animal). Use this Soup Classification Printable.
Help serving at a local soup kitchen.
Enjoy National Soup Month, making soupy memories together!