Fun Fact Friday: Popcorn Popping October!

FFFOct02October is National Popcorn Popping month!

Air popped popcorn only has 31 calories per cup and is a member of the grass family. Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, including kernels that can pop up to three feet high!

Go here to read more fun facts about popcorn. Activities about popcorn, including coloring sheets and worksheets, can be found here.

If you’d like to try to make popcorn (other than the store-bought, microwave type), browse some of these recipes. I personally love traditional popcorn balls and old fashioned popcorn!

What’s your favorite way to make popcorn?

– Davonne Parks


  1. I didn’t read all the recipes on the website, but have one of my own. It is kind of like kettle corn but SUPER easy to make.
    Pop desired amount of popcorn in a pan according to directions on the bag. As soon as it is done, sprinkle with popcorn salt and sugar to taste (make sure you add while the popcorn is still warm.

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