Feb 192013
 

Attention parents – we’ve got a treat in store for you and your little ones! We’ve just discovered The Popcorn Song on YouTube, and wanted to share it with all of our favorite popcorn fans.

If you’re inspired by the song and want to share the joy of popcorn with your kids, here are some fun, easy and delicious ideas to get you started!

 

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Food 

When prepared properly, popcorn can be a tasty and healthy snack for you and your family. It’s low in fat, high in fiber and can give you plenty of energy to keep you going until your next meal. Air popped popcorn has just 93 calories in a 3 cup serving, so when you add your favorite low calorie seasonings, it’s an ideal treat for younger kids, who need around 1400-1600 calories a day. To keep the health quota high, avoid pre-bagged microwave popcorn and instead use a Microwave Popcorn Popper so you can keep the convenience of microwave popcorn, but leave out any nasty chemicals as well as excess salt and oil. A fun, sweet seasoning that your kids are sure to love (and one of our all-time favorites) is Apple Pie!

We know that when it comes to your kids, safety comes first, so be aware that you should only give popcorn to children over 4, and supervise them while they’re eating due to the potential choking hazard of unpopped kernels. Our Kernel Katcher Popcorn Bowl will make serving your kids popcorn fun AND give you some peace of mind.

Craft

Popcorn is a great material for arts and crafts – it’s inexpensive, non-toxic and can be used in so many different projects! Try sticking pieces of popcorn to their latest drawing for a fun, artistic addition, painting popped kernels with a mix of food coloring and milk for a bright addition to the snack, or if your children are a little older, allow them to use a sewing needle and thread to sew pieces of popcorn together for a popcorn necklace.

If you’ve been getting crafty with popcorn, we’d love to see your pictures! Pop on over to our Facebook page and share your creations with our community of popcorn lovers.


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