January 19th is National Popcorn Day.
At our house, we're big popcorn lovers. We love eating it, popping it, experimenting with it, and just having fun with the snack.
Take your Popcorn day celebrations to a whole new level with these activity ideas. Your kids will love learning about all the things popcorn can do. Popcorn is so much more than just a fun afternoon or movie snack. Popcorn has an incredible history and there are so many fun things you can do with the kernals, both popped and unpopped.
National Popcorn DayUse these fun popcorn crafts and popcorn activities for kids to create a whole popcorn-themed unit study that you can use to celebrate National Popcorn day, or just for fun any time you want to celebrate your love of the delicious snack.
Popcorn CraftsThese popcorn crafts are as adorable as they are fun to make!
- Try painting popcorn from Mess for Less.
- Make popcorn trees from Craftulate.
- Popcorn hyacinths from I Heart Arts and Crafts.
- Make a popcorn rainbow from Kids Activities Blog
Educational Popcorn ActivitiesYou can use these fun ideas during school on Popcorn Day.
- Play the Hop on Pop popcorn sight word game from ObSeussed.
- Use these fun mats with popcorn from Simple Fun for Kids.
- Explore popcorn science from KC Adventures.
- Explore the five senses with popcorn from I Heart Crafty Things.
Delicious Popcorn RecipesNo unit study is complete without an edible element!
- This Frozen-inspired popcorn looks delicious from Simple Fun for Kids.
- Make your own caramel for caramel popcorn from Schooling a Monkey.
- Experiment with making popcorn on the cob from Tinker Lab.
- Make strawberry popcorn with this recipe from Kids Activities Blog.
Favorite Popcorn Books
We love these books about popcorn.
- The Popcorn Book
- Pockets Full of Popcorn
- The Popcorn Shop
- 100 Pounds of Popcorn
- Popcorn (A Frank Asch Bear Book)
Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.