Monday, November 19, 2012

Popcorn Day Freebie

Hooray! Today was Popcorn Day. Everything we did today had to do with popcorn. We read about popcorn with The Popcorn Book, by Tomie dePaola. We did science experiments. We put popcorn kernels in a cup then covered them with water and made predictions about what we thought would happen. The kernels expand greatly. We heated kernels in a glass beaker and watched them pop (soooo cool!) We graphed our favorite taste of popcorn (caramel won!) We did several language arts activities as well. I created a few activities for today that I thought I'd share. Click on the picture above to get your free copy. Enjoy!

Another delightful book to use on popcorn day is this one.


  1. What a super fun idea! I think I may have to do this the last day before winter break!

    I still have my Tomie de Paola book that I got when I was a second grader and he came to my school as a weeklong artist in residence. I'm old so it was early in his career. :) I love that my book still has my own handwriting in it from way back!

    Your newest follower (saw a comment you made on Teach123) - Lisa :)
    Growing Firsties' giveaway ends very soon!

  2. Fun blog!!! I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

    Brittany @ lovely literacy & more

  3. Great Blog! I nominated you for a Liebser too! I'd love it if you stop by my blog sometime. Michele @

  4. I haven't looked at your blog in a while, but I just caught up. What lucky little first graders you have!