Pretend Soup
Resources for Pretend Soup:
Full Book Review (English)
Full Book Review (Spanish)
Brief Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (Spanish)
Satisfy your taste buds with 19 different kid friendly recipes!
Math Connections: Use this book to introduce:
Spatial relationships Counting
Measurement Fractions
Cause and effect Sequencing
Time Estimating
Comparisons
Activities to Do Together:

Try some of the recipes in the book.

Make up some recipes of your own with your child.

Compare different measurements like a teaspoon versus a tablespoon, a quarter of a cup versus a half of a cup.

Double a recipe.

Figure out if you have enough ingredients to make a certain recipe.

Estimate the amount of time it will take to complete the recipe before you begin. Keep track of how long it actually takes.
Extension Questions:

Have you cooked before? What did you make? Describe what you did first, next, and last.

Do you think the order of the steps and ingredients in a recipe matter? Why or why not?

If a recipe will feed 2 people, what would you need to do to feed 4 people? If a recipe will feed 8 people, but you only want to feed 4 people, what would you do?
Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:
1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, center, cup, halfway, minutes, on, pound, side, tablespoon, teaspoon, top