• Popcorn Learning Fun!

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    October is Popcorn Month and in honor of that, we at Secular Homeschool have assembled some fun ways you can use popcorn as a learning tool in your homeschool. Yes, you read that right...Popcorn! It isn’t just for snacks anymore!

    One of the benefits of homeschooling is to make learning fun and what better way than using a fun and delicious snack as a learning tool! Bonus, you get to nibble on it while schooling.

    YUM! YUM! YUM!








    Math:

    • Popcorn Math - Use popcorn to teach math concepts including place value, estimating, graphing, and volume.
    • Popcorn - Try several popcorn investigations, which provide both a purposeful and enjoyable measuring context.
    • Math Projects - *Popcorn Math An experiment using a standard recipe for making your own popcorn at home.


    Writing:

    • Popcorn Narrative - A popcorn narrative is a fun way to get students involved in creative writing.


    Reading:
    • The Popcorn Shop - To keep up with demand, Popcorn Nell buys a very large popping machine, but when it pops day and night, it makes more than enough popcorn.
    • Popcorn - Sam’s Halloween party is popping—with a massive amount of popcorn!
    • The Popcorn Book - Everyone loves popcorn! A 40th anniversary, updated edition of a popular classic.
    • The Popcorn Princess - Penelope loves popcorn. She thinks the popcorn popper is magical. In fact, the very first word she says is popcorn.


    Home Ec:

    • Popcorn Site - Lots of fun recipes and creative ways to cook with popcorn!
    • 101 Things to Do with Popcorn - The world’s favorite snack just got tastier! These sweet and savory treats will turn this old-fashioned staple into Snickerdoodle Popcorn, Pumpkin Balls, Caramel Nut Bars and much more.


    Arts -n- Crafts:



    Science:


    Spelling:



    History/Social Studies:



    Nutrition:
    • Popcorn Nutrition - Can you believe all the good stuff popcorn does? It can be very good for you, nutritionally.


    Preschool:


    Bonus schooling if you need to make a supply run to do all these learning activities. A trip to the grocery store can be a MEGA homeschooling lesson in itself.



    Be sure to come back and tell us in the comments which ones were your favorite, which ones worked well and which ones didn’t! We love to hear from our members!
    Happy Popcorn Month! Keep on popping!
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