This book will cheer you up and chase away those blues.
by Betsy Everitt
Horace has had a very bad day. He forgot an answer at school, he got a love note, Lulu stepped on his foot, and Miss Pearl picked Horace up from school instead of his mom. Horace felt mean and growled when he got home. Horace's mother knew just what to do to solve the problem. They made "Mean Soup" to stir away the bad day!
Extending the Reading Experience
Follow-up activity. Pretend you are making Mean Soup in your classroom. Have your students act out the steps in the book. They will love it! Please click on the blackline master below to print out a FREE copy. There are two pages with two kinds of writing lines.
Brainstorm with your class: What can you do to help a friend who is having a bad day? Then have your students write about it on the lines on the pot. Your students can color the pot black (or whatever color you would like), cut it out, and then hang them up in your classroom.
Happy Reading & Happy Day!