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All of the materials in this download are designed to compliment the book, by Lois Ehlert. There are several different activities that can be used in whole group, small group, literacy centers and independent work.
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Activity 1: Question of the Day (page 5)
Do you like vegetable Soup? Put the question and possible answers at the top of a pocket chart or magnetic board. Have students place their name cards (not included) under their answer. Discuss the results as a class.
Activity 2: Vegetable Word and Picture Cards & Write the Room (pages 6 – 11)
Vegetable word and picture cards can be used as participation cards during the story, on a bulletin board or anchor chart, sorting activities, or for the Write the Room activity. Display the desired picture and word cards around the room. Give students the corresponding recording sheet (pages 9 – 11). Have student match the pictures and record the vegetable name.
Activity 3: Vegetable Color Cards & Sorting Mats (pages 12 – 16)
Give students the color mats. You can differentiate by giving students 2 colors at a time, 3 colors at a time or even all the colors together. Give students the coordinating vegetable color cards. Have students sort the color cards onto the correct color mat.
Activity 4: Vegetable Color Printable (page 17)
Print and copy as needed. Have students cut out the vegetables and glue them next to the correct color and name.
Activity 5: Vegetable Cookie Tray Activities (pages 18 – 21)
Gather magnetic letters. Place each sheet on a cookie tray. Have students match the letters to the vegetables according to the beginning sounds (pages 18 – 19) or ending sounds (pages 20 – 21).
Activity 6: Vegetable Syllable Clip Cards & Printable (pages 22 – 25)
Have students clip the number of syllables in the vegetable name on each card. Then have students complete the printable to show their understanding of syllables.
Activity 7: Vegetable Cut & Paste Activity (pages 26 – 28)
Have students color and cut the vegetables that they would like to put in their soup. Then have students glue their “chopped up” vegetable pieces to their soup bowl and display!
Another IDEA: Print and copy pages 26 – 27. Cut out the vegetables. Have students cut them up for scissor practice in a fine motor skills center.
Print and copy page 28 as needed. Arrange pieces of construction paper (yellow and green circles, orange and white squares, white semicircles) in a divided veggie tray. Have students glue the pieces into their soup bowl on page 28, color, and display!
Activity 8: Sequencing Cards (pages 29 – 30)
Model the sequence of Growing Vegetable Soup. Display on a pocket chart, anchor chart, or have students manipulate the cards in groups. Then Have students color and cut the black and white set of sequencing cards. Then glue them onto a large piece of construction paper to show their understanding of the story.
Activity 9: Vegetable Soup Emergent Reader (pages 31 – 38)
Have students practice sight words, tracking, directionality, and vegetable vocabulary with this Vegetable Soup Emergent Reader. The mini book reads...
What's in Vegetable Soup?
There are tomatoes in my vegetable soup. There is corn in my vegetable soup. There are peas in my vegetable soup. There are onions in my vegetable soup. There are carrots in my vegetable soup. There are peppers in my vegetable soup. Vegetable soup is delicious!
Activity 10: Vegetable Soup Writing Prompt (page 39)
Have students use sight words and vegetable word and picture cards to write about the vegetables they would like to have in their own vegetable soup.