A Popcorn Kind of Day

August 30, 2008

We had a rainy day filled with games, Legos, writing, painting and snacking on popcorn. It was a great opportunity for us to read the book Popcorn! by Elaine Landau. We learned some interesting facts about what makes popcorn pop, the history of popcorn, and the nutritional benefits. Next, we set out to do some popping of our own. We love to make popcorn on our stovetop using Eden organic popcorn, safflower oil and sea salt. Once the popcorn is done we sprinkle a little olive oil over the top as the finishing touch.

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Materials & Resources
Encyclopedia Popcornica
Popcorn In Slow Motion – Video
Organic Popcorn Recipes

Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.

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