Printables All About Popcorn

October 14, 2019

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Do you know that popcorn has its own website? That is right, popcorn. The site is called My kids and I had so much fun reading through the funky and interesting facts about popcorn. October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, which makes a great time to learn all about popcorn in your homeschool – and of course, pop some popcorn.

Printables All About Popcorn


My eldest daughter is the best; she is the apple of my eye. Yet, there is one thing about her I will never understand. She hates popcorn! What is wrong with her, right? I have been trying to figure this out for years. I guess we can’t please everyone, but “popcorn?” How can one not like popcorn?

If your kiddos are like my young ones (not the eldest) who love all types of popcorn, then they’ll enjoy celebrating National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

What’s Good About Popcorn?

What do I love the very most about popcorn? It’s that compared to other snack foods, popcorn just so happens to be low in calories. If you air-pop popcorn, it has only 30 calories per cup. When you oil-pop popcorn, it is still only 35 calories per cup (we like to use coconut oil to make it more healthy!).

I mean, can it get any better than that? I love chocolate covered popcorn as well, but I figure they cancel each other out. Isn’t that how it works? Maybe not :-).

Popcorn Consumption

Did you know that, according to, Americans consume over 14 billion quarts of popcorn per year? Popcorn is a whole grain and good-for-you treat. It is a type of maize (or corn), and a member of the grass family. These aren’t the only cool facts about popcorn.

Popcorn Facts

Here are some facts about popcorn that you never knew you needed to know.

  • The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.
  • Popping popcorn is one of the #1 uses for microwave ovens; that is why most microwave ovens have a “popcorn” control button.
  • Popcorn usually comes in two different shapes, either snowflake or mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks as it pops bigger than the mushroom shape. The mushroom-shaped popcorn is used for candy since it doesn’t crumble
  • According to Guinness World Records 2015, the world’s most massive popcorn ball was created in 2013 and weighed in at 6,510-pounds, 8 feet in diameter. Wowzers!
  • Popcorn is available as non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and is naturally low in fat (and calories, of course).
  • Popcorn is budget-friendly, as it costs as little as 15 cents per quart.

Popcorn Printables

Grab these printable resources all about popcorn for National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

Popcorn Party! A Spelling Review Game

Popcorn Worksheets

Popcorn Number Sense File Folder Game

Free Popcorn Printables

Popcorn Printable PDFs

Free Syllables Popcorn Sorting

Popcorn Activities

In Conclusion

Who says learning has to be dull? Incorporating things your children love (like popcorn) in your homeschool learning experience can make learning fun for them. Start some learning and yummy fun with these popcorn resources to help celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

Printables All About Popcorn



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