It has been a bad day for Horace. A very bad day. He's come home feeling mean. But guess who knows what to do? His mother, of course.
Props: soup pot, large spoon, vegetables and fruit (plastic or laminated pictures)
Activities: (individual or small group)
1. Sequencing and memory....Use the soup pot and make "Mean Soup" like Horace and his mother. What did they do first? next? Mimic the actions of making mean soup using the soup pot and spoon.
2. Categorizing...Using the props, make vegetable soup. Name the vegetables as they are placed in the pot. Then make fruit soup, meat soup, even shoe soup (learning the words sandals, sneakers, high heels, boots). This is a great way to learn new vocabulary, categorizing and having fun.