Activities you can do on Popcorn Day:

  1. Stringing popcorn (these could be hung outside for birds to eat)
    Need: sewing needles, string, popcorn
  2. Guess the amount (fill container with kernels and have students guess)
    Need: popcorn kernels, container
  3. Popcorn air hockey—can you “volley” the kernel back and forth 20 times without letting it fall?
    Need: flat surface (table), straw (to blow), coffee stirrers (as paddles) or hands (as paddles)
  4. Popcorn relay race
    Need: popcorn, spoons
  5. Popcorn basketball: can you flick a piece of popcorn into the basket?
    Need: popcorn, baskets (i.e. muffin tins, small cups), backboards (wall, cardboard)
  6. Popcorn word search (puzzle maker)
    Popcorn, pop, kernel, explode, heat, moisture, grain, snack, crunchy, butter, oil, salt, fiber, bag, hull
  7. Write a popcorn Haiku (5, 7, 5 syllable pattern poem)
    Oil, kernels, heat, time
    Many loud explosions heard
    Pop, crunch, snack time. Yum!
  8. How many words can you make from this phrase?
    “Fresh hot popcorn”, “Popcorn tastes good”, “I like popcorn”, “Hot buttered popcorn”
  9. Popcorn coloring pages (download from www.popcorn.org)
  10. Read facts about popcorn at www.popcorn.org and write about the history of popcorn

 

 

 

 

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