National Popcorn Day – 19 January

Hi, folks, yesterday was National Popcorn Day!

We love popcorn in our family, so we were excited to discover that there was a special day in the year to celebrate it. We made some immediately, with melted butter. Of course, there are many other ways to spice it up a bit. Click here for more ideas.

On Saturday, we went to our local library in Benoni ( part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Libraries ) and Gaby picked out a few books to read. I had asked her to pick out books that she would not normally read, as we had been encouraged to in the first week of our English lessons. Amongst the books she picked was this one:


Everywhere You Look (Collections) published by Scott, Foresman and Company (1989) 

The book may be found in your local library or if not, click here: Amazon. There are some great stories in this book by respected authors, such as the one we read today, “The Popcorn Book” by Tomie de Paola. We sat reading the story together, whilst eating hot, freshly made popcorn. The story is about two little boys who ask their Mum if they can make some popcorn. The Mum agrees and tells them the popcorn is in the fridge. They are puzzled as to why their Mum keeps the popcorn in the fridge. They decide to do some research in an encyclopaedia. This leads to a discovery of learning as interesting scientific and historical facts are brought to life in the story. This is definitely a “Hands-on learning” book which we thoroughly enjoyed!

For more information on National Popcorn Day, click the link below: http://www.popcorn.org/Facts-Fun/National-Popcorn-Day

For a funny musical video (Swedish Chef from The Muppets) click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7UmUX68KtE

Enjoy the popcorn!