Vegetable soup

"Vegetable Soup" is a fun, educational song for kids, teaching about different vegetables and soup recipes through catchy lyrics, perfect for young English learners curious about cooking.


Vegetable soup song lyrics

Onions, beans, tomatoes.
Carrots, peas, potatoes.
This is potato soup.
This is what you need to do.
You need onions for your soup.
You need peas and carrots too, and you need some potatoes.
But you don’t need tomatoes.

This is tomato soup.
This is what you need to do.
You need onions for your soup.
You need some carrots too.
You need many red tomatoes.
But you don’t need potatoes.

This is three bean soup.
This is what you need to do.
You need onions, carrots, peas.
And beans, beans, beans.
Black beans, red beans, and these green beans! But you don’t need those tomatoes.
And you don’t need those potatoes.

Vegetable soup

About the Vegetable soup song

“Vegetable Soup” is a delightful song that stirs up the excitement of cooking with a catchy tune about making different kinds of soups. It’s a recipe for fun that introduces children to various vegetables and the steps to make soup, all while practicing English vocabulary related to food and cooking.

What can your child learn from it?

With the rhythmic repetition of vegetable names and soup ingredients, children can expand their English vocabulary in a very tasty way! They’ll learn the names of different vegetables, such as onions, beans, tomatoes, carrots, peas, and potatoes, along with phrases associated with cooking, like “This is what you need to do.”

The song also introduces the concept of recipes and the idea that different dishes require different ingredients, which is a great way to talk about following instructions and the importance of specific ingredients in cooking.

Additionally, by mentioning what you don’t need in each soup, the song touches on the concept of choice and decision-making in a fun and engaging context.

Vegetable soup

Learning activities

To make “Vegetable Soup” even more enriching, here are some activities that can help children practice their new vocabulary and learn about food:

  • Vegetable Printing Art: Use cut vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and onions dipped in paint to make prints on paper. This creative activity can help reinforce the names of the vegetables while allowing kids to express their artistic side.
  • Play Soup Kitchen: Set up a pretend soup kitchen where children can “cook” using toy vegetables and pots. Encourage them to recite the song’s lyrics as they add each ingredient to their soup, reinforcing the English vocabulary and sequence of the recipe.
  • Simple Cooking Activity: If possible, involve children in the real cooking process by making a simple vegetable soup together. Following a real recipe can be a rewarding way for them to apply what they’ve learned from the song, practicing both English and life skills.

So, let’s get cooking with “Vegetable Soup”, blending the joy of making music with the excitement of learning about food. It’s a delicious way to encourage young learners to expand their English vocabulary and explore the basics of cooking!