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Let's Celebrate National Popcorn Day with these Fun Activities January 19th

January 19th in National Popcorn Day and the Popcorn Board has fun activities for you and your family to enjoy together!  See the list below that I obtained from the Popcorn Board.   Also check out this delicious popcorn recipe that you can make with your kids or for yourself to celebrate this fun day!  Visit their site for more recipe ideas!



Ingredients
12 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn
1/3 cup chopped unsalted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped unsalted cashews, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup chopped unsalted pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Directions
1. In large mixing bowl, combine popcorn, almonds, cashews and pecans.
2. In saucepan, combine butter, sugar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, 1/4 cup water, salt and cinnamon; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until mixture reaches hard crack stage (295°F).
3. Slowly pour syrup in thin stream over popcorn mixture. Toss gently to coat evenly. Let cool; break into large chunks.
Notes
Here’s a twist on a classic, sweet and crunchy snack – with maximum flavor from kisses of warm cinnamon and maple.
Tip: Add dried fruit, such as cranberries or mangoes, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Per 1 cup
Calories 250
Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g


National Popcorn Day

Poppy wavingNational Popcorn Day is celebrated at the end of January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes place on whatever day the “big game” falls on. The Popcorn Board is often asked about the origins of this day; unfortunately, we do not know how or when this celebration began. Some other individual or organization (with obvious good taste) began this tradition.

If you know of the origins of National Popcorn Day, please email us at: edu@popcorn.org.

10 Popcorn Day Activities


Thank you to Leslie F, a teacher from Concord, Illinois, who sent the following suggestions for Popcorn Day Activities:

1. Stringing Popcorn: These can be hung outside for birds to eat
Need: sewing needles, string, popcorn

2. Guess the Amount Filll container with kernels and have students guess)
Need: popcorn kernels, container

3. Popcorn Air Hockey: Can you “volley” the kernel back and forth 20 times without letting it fall?
Need: flat surface (table), straw (to blow), coffee stirrers (as paddles) or hands (as paddles)

4. Popcorn Relay Race
Need: popcorn, spoons

5. Popcorn Basketball: Can you flick a piece of popcorn into the basket?
Need: popcorn, baskets (i.e. muffin tins, small cups), backboards (wall, cardboard)

6. Popcorn word search (puzzle maker)
Use these words: popcorn, pop, kernel, explode, heat, moisture, grain, snack, crunchy, butter, oil, salt, fiber, bag, hull

7. Write a Popcorn Haiku (5, 7, 5 syllable pattern poem): Like this!
Oil, kernels, heat, time
Many loud explosions heard
Pop, crunch, snack time. Yum!

8. How many words can you make from this phrase?
"Fresh hot popcorn”, “Popcorn tastes good”, “I like popcorn”, “Hot buttered popcorn”

9. Popcorn coloring pages

10. Read facts about popcorn and write about the history of popcorn
Disclosure:  I received this information from The Popcorn Board to share with my viewers.

Comments

  1. When I was a kid, over 50 years ago, Popcorn was one of my favorite snacks. We made popcorn 🍿 balls and strung up popcorn kernels to put around the Christmas tree 🎄

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  2. Sorry I didn’t finish my comment. I wanted to say that these are some really fun activities! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. I agree Sue. I love popcorn myself and always look for new ways to eat it.

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  3. 🍿NATIONAL POPCORN DAY‼️ I GUESS I KNOW WHAT I’M FIXIN’ FOR SUPPER TOMORROW🤪

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  4. Happy National Popcorn Day! I think I'll celebrate with some popcorn.

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    1. I had some Gary Poppins kettle corn. Its so good.

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  5. We love popcorn! We have some popcorn that my father in law grew. We pop it in our Whirly Pop and it's so good, especially when we put some M&M's in it. :)

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  6. Did not know about National Popcorn Day! Love the activities you shared.

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