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National Popcorn Day: 16 Popcorn Activities for Kids

How do you celebrate National Popcorn Day on January 19? We pop up a bunch of popcorn - some to eat and some to do these popcorn activities for kids.


January 19 is National Popcorn Day. Did you even know that was a celebration? I didn’t, but we love popcorn, so we’re happy to hop on board and celebrate National Popcorn Day! We’ll be popping up some popcorn to munch on and some more to do some of these popcorn activities for kids.

One of the reasons I love popcorn so much is because it’s one of only two varieties of corn that won’t cross pollinate with GMO corn (the other is blue corn). So I feel safer giving it to my kids than other varieties of corn. Not to mention that popcorn is delicious too!

We don’t own a microwave, so I pop all of our popcorn on the stove (read how I make popcorn without a microwave). It tastes so much better and we get to avoid the chemicals that line microwave popcorn bags. Win-win for everyone!

If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate National Popcorn Day, you’ll want to check out these popcorn activities for kids. You’ll even find some free printables on this list. I love the sight words idea since we’re working on that with Kaylee right now!

Celebrate National Popcorn Day with These 16 Popcorn Activities for Kids

  1. Simple Play Popcorn Sensory Bin from Life Over C’s
  2. How to Make a Popcorn Card from That Bald Chick
  3. Popping Sight Words – Sentence Building Game from ABC Creative Learning
  4. Milk Paint Popcorn Rainbow from Kids Activities Blog
  5. Popcorn Math & Science Activity for Kids from EDventures with Kids
  6. Bouncy Popcorn Kernels from A Special Kind of Class
  7. Popcorn Sheep Craft from In the Playroom
  8. Fine Motor Skills Popcorn Craft from From ABCs to ACTs
  9. Free Printable Popcorn Counting Cards from Life Over C’s
  10. Colored Popcorn Kernels from Little Monster
  11. The Popcorn Olympics from One She Two She
  12. Hop on Popcorn from Obseussed
  13. Popcorn Matching Game with Free Printables from Sommer’s Lion Pride
  14. Painting Popcorn from Mess for Less
  15. Homemade Bird Feeder from Happy Hooligans
  16. Easy Corn Craft For Kids Using Real Popcorn from Crafty Morning

I hope these activities help your family to celebrate National Popcorn Day!

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