Teaching adjectives and verbs was SO fun with this activity!
To prepare for them for this SUPER fun and ENGAGING activity, I explained that they would be using their five sense to experience popcorn – from the popping, to the smelling, to the tasting – I really wanted them to pay attention to details of the whole process. Most of them hadn’t seen popcorn popping with an air popper before, and while you could use a microwave or even pre-popped popcorn – using the popper gave them a great visual for the lesson.
Beforehand, we went over the definition of an adjective and added it to to an anchor chart we were making, and I also passed out a response sheet for them to record adjectives about the popcorn to use during and after the popping.
Then, we all gathered around to watch the magic! They were truly amazed!
They completed their recording sheets and brought them to the floor in front of the anchor chart we were working on. We added their adjectives to popcorn pieces and pasted them to the chart.
Then, they cut out the pieces of popcorn and made a little craft with them, which we displayed in the hallway with our anchor chart for all to enjoy!
Because verbs were being taught around the same time, I also added this center to our literacy rotations.
Since I first created this activity, I also added some posters, verb options, and differentiated writing papers.
My kids LOVED this activity and I LOVED teaching it! It helped make an abstract concept more concrete…and it’s always fun to make and eat popcorn!
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I hope you enjoy teaching adjectives and verbs as much as I did! Happy Teaching!
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