A fun food that has a lot of fiber–it’s popcorn!
Yum! I had to make some so I could get the picture… Before it was popped it looked like this…
How many kids could identify a popcorn kernel? Do they know how much just 1/4 of a cup of popcorn makes?
- You could make a popcorn necklace with dental floss (and using a needle). See how long you can make it–how many pieces of popcorn did you use?
- Do a comparison with popped corn pieces and popcorn kernels in two measuring cups side by side.
- Practice simple division and multiplication (and their fact families) with popcorn kernels (this does take fine motor skills!)
- In little bowls count out a certain number of kernels (take 5 for example). If you have four bowls and each person’s bowl will get 5 kernels, what is the total?
- Take a handful of kernels and divide them between bowls equally. 36 kernels shared 4 ways will be ____ kernals. 36 ÷ 4 = 9, 36 ÷ 9=4, 4 x 9=36, 9 x 4=36