Stone Soup Virtual Community Fest - 2/5/2021

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, The Stone Soup Community Fest will be virtual this year. 

An evening of fun workshops for students, parents, and guardians.

Stay home and enjoy an evening of fun workshops hosted by Pawling School's Staff

Date: Friday, February 5th, 6:00-8:30 pm

Location: Your Home

6:15 to 7:00 1st workshop        

7:15 to 8:00 2nd workshop

8:00 - 8:30 - Enjoy The Legend of Stone Soup, by Marcia Brown, read by Camille Ludington 

To share in the tradition of the legend of Stone Soup, please bring a canned good to any of the Pawling School buildings, which will be donated  to the Pawling Resource Center.

Register for TWO 45 minute workshops. Children under 14 must be partnered with an adult during the google meet, a great opportunity for family members to explore an interest together.     

Please register early as google meet sessions for some workshops are limited. You'll also need time to gather the needed supplies for some of the workshops. 


Reading of The Legend of Stone Soup in English and Spanish

At 8PM you are invited to watch and hear a  bilingual reading of The Legend of Stone Soup - read in English by Christ Church Nursery School Director Camille Ludington and in Spanish by PHS ELL teacher Mark Marmolejo. 

We've included the story with the translation in case you'd like to read it on your own ahead of time.

 Stone Soup Spanish Translation.pdf 

Stone Soup Workshop Descriptions 2020

Workshops do require children under the age of 14 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the individual google meet workshop. The event is intended to provide a bonding experience over shared interests.

We are hoping to have bilingual high school students in each of the workshops to assist with Spanish translation


Cupcake Decoration - Suitable for all ages - Session 1 Only 6:15 - 7pm

Host: Pawling Middle School Band Teacher & Cupcake Queen: Mrs. Nace  

You scream! We scream! We all scream for... CUPCAKES! Enter Mrs. Nace's kitchen and learn how to create a beautiful sunflower cupcake and an out of this world Grogu (Baby Yoda) cupcake! If you have an icing bag or tips you are welcome to use them, but they are not necessary. Since we’re virtual this year you’re not limited to decorating only two cupcakes. Each participant will be able to design as many cupcakes as they choose to bake. You’ll just need to have the following supplies on hand:

Some unfrosted cupcakes, White Icing, Sandwich size ziploc bag (2), Oreos (Full size), Orange, Yellow, and Green Food Coloring, 1 bag of M&Ms

Plates to work on, a knife for spreading icing, Bowls for mixing icing, Optional: Black Gel icing


Dance! Dance! Dance! Suitable for All Ages - Parents/Guardians can dance too!

Host: Pawling HS Science Teacher & PHS Varsity Dance Team Head Coach Gillian Rinaldo and the Pawling High School Varsity Dance Team – Come and move your body to some of the top hits! The Pawling Varsity Dance Team head coach and team members will teach a fun workshop with choreography to some of the latest songs.  All you need is a small space and the ability to move your body to the beat!


Painting Birds With Watercolors  Suitable for all ages

Host: Pawling Middle School Art Teacher: Crystal Walters  Participants will need: 5 sheets of watercolor paper (or a heavy stock paper will work if need be), Watercolor paints (tray or liquid), Watercolor brushes (variety of sizes from 00 detail to size 12, Plastic paint pallet with wells, Water cup and paper towels


Valentine’s Day Crafts - Suitable for all ages

Hosts: Pawling HS Seniors & Art Club Members: Grace Barraco, Lauren Miaolo, and Chance Fiorisi. Just in time for Valentine's Day, we'll be making valentine's cards and hearts. The following materials are suggested to participate: Construction paper, cotton balls, Q-tips, glue, scissors.  


Valentine's Day Healthy Dessert- Brought to you by the Health and Wellness Committee - Physical Education Teacher Anne Molloy.  When you think of Valentine's Day you think of Chocolate!!!  We are going to create a healthy alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day dessert by putting a spin on it.  We are going to roll up our sleeves and make a no bake chocolate hummus!!!  Perfect for dipping fruit, pretzels, or anything! 


Food Process (blender, Ninja, Vita Mix, etc)

Measuring spoons & Measuring cups

Rubber spatula (if available) 


1 (15oz) can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 

2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

2 tbsp Tahini (can sub almond or peanut butter)

1/4 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-processed (or darker)

1/2 tsp fine salt

1 tsp Vanilla extract

For dipping, your choice of: berries, bananas slices, apples, pretzels, graham crackers or animal crackers. *Think of some other healthy ingredients we can use to dip!

Virtual Music Games with Ms. Chasanoff: Ages 8 & Up How many seconds would it take you to name all your favorite tunes? Can you name those Disney movies & Pixar films that these songs can be heard in? Games include Name That Tune, Freeze Dance, and Music Disney Jeopardy!  CANCELLED Winter Watercolor Landscape   Session 1: Grades K - 2               Session 2: Grades 3 -4

Host: Pawling Elementary School Art Teacher Sara Paden

Assisted by their parents/guardians, we will be creating a winter landscape using watercolor paint.

Students will learn how to create a sense of depth by using size and overlapping. Also, we will learn how to blend two-three colors using watercolor paint. Materials needed would be a piece of white, thick paper or watercolor paper, a plack permanent marker, a pencil, oil pastel or a crayon, watercolor paint, paintbrush and a water jar or cup. 

At 8:00pm Camille Ludington will be reading Marcia Brown's The Legend of Stone Soup for all the participants.






Online Registration - Stone Soup Community Fest

Delicious Soup Recipes

Since we can't serve soup at this year's event, the attached are some great recipes you might like to try: 

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe.docx 

 Vegan Zucchini Cashew Soup Recipe.docx