Popcorn is a relatively healthy snack, and so much fun! For a craft, glue popped popcorn onto cutouts of trees, to resemble apple blossoms. Or, check out all the great ideas on this teacher’s Pinterest page.
Barrett, Judi. PICKLES TO PITTSBURG. In this sequel to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, it snows popcorn.
DePaola, Tomie. THE POPCORN BOOK. A simple nonfiction book on popcorn – a great way to introduce the subject.
Fineman, Kelly R. AT THE BOARDWALK. In this rhyming story, we see the various activities one would enjoy at the boardwalk, including eating popcorn.
Farrell, Darren. DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB. Sheep Doug-Dennis fibs about eating his friend’s popcorn at the circus.
Mayer, Mercer. BYE-BYE, MOM AND DAD. Little critter and his sister are in the care of their grandparents, where they enjoy peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, and popcorn at the movies.
McCloskey, Susan. WHO’S BEEN EATING MY POPCORN? This spoof of “Goldilocks” is set in the city.
Numeroff, Laura. IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO THE MOVIES. In this Christmas themed entry in the series, the mouse sees popcorn at the movies and remembers he needs to string some to decorate the Christmas tree.
Preston, Edna M. POP CORN AND MA GOODNESS. A great rhyme scheme is the highlight of this imaginative story, along with the Caldecott Honor illustrations.
Slate, Joseph. MISS BINDERGARTEN PLANS A CIRCUS WITH KINDERGARTEN. In this story featuring the alphabet, the students prepare to put on a circus at school, which includes popcorn balls for refreshments.
Thayer, Jane. THE POPCORN DRAGON. Dexter annoys his friends when he shows off his ability to exhale fire, until he uses the fire to make popcorn.
Also see the previous Popcorn storytime ideas page from September 2000.