Did you know that October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month? I'm going to celebrate by making popcorn my go-to snack this month. You can help your students celebrate by integrating popcorn into many classroom activities during October. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:
- Use kernels for an estimation activity. FirstGradeParade posted this and included cute little autumn-themed, printable cards for students to estimate how many popcorn kernels will fit on it. After they estimate, they count the kernels to see how close their guess was.
- Have students describe popcorn using as many adjectives that come to mind. Here is Room-Mom101's take on BabblingAbby's adjective activity.
- Challenge students to create a box that holds the most popcorn. Fawnnguyen did this activity for sixth-graders studying volume.
- Make a popcorn book club discussion. This is also an idea from FirstGradeParade, complete with printable discussion-starters. Students discuss their books and eat popcorn.
- Create popcorn writing by crumpling up popcorn-shaped papers with characters and settings written on them. Students randomly choose the papers and write a story using the elements written on their papers. This comes from ApplestoApplique and is similar to my Build-A-Story activity, but with a popcorn theme!
How else can you add popcorn to your October activities?