Have you ever had stone soup?
There is an old story about three strangers, hungry and tired, who pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king!
We ask each of the kids to bring one ingredient, some brought carrots, others brought onions, peas, broth, noodles...and we provide the chicken.
We read them the story and then we all go into the kitchen and everyone gives what they have....
...and then we sit down together and enjoy or own soup, fit for a king!
It's a fun story, a great day, and a valuable lesson. We can always do more together than we can alone!
(For information on how to make the above "table for five," go here.)