Popcorn Day

Popcorn Day is always a huge hit!!! We love to celebrate this day after a long morning testing or during the end of the school year. The first thing we read was  "The Popcorn Book" by Tommie DePaola. The kids loved that book. We listed the key details on an anchor chart. 

For science we popped popcorn.  The kids watched me pop the kernels in an "old fashioned" air popper. They would call out vocabulary terms like old maid for the duds and dynamite for the big pops. They learned the vocabulary in DePaola's book.

After we popped the popcorn, we taste tested the popcorn and caramel corn. They were both a hit! We used a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the different flavors of popcorn.

The kids had a ball, (heee-hee), playing popcorn outside against another class. The first one to drop the ball lost the round.  After we came back in the students received a free choice.  They got to choose from a ton of different popcorn language arts activities that I wrote. You can find the print and teach activities by clicking on the photo below.

 Click here to find lots of fun, easy and inexpensive ideas for learning all about popcorn in the classroom.  Perfect way to incorporate science, reading, math, writing into a fun and engaging day.  {elementary, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, homeschool} #popcorn #endofyear

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