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Popcorn Letter Recognition Activity

Celebrate National Popcorn Day on January 19th with this free printable Popcorn Letter Recognition Activity.

If your kids are working on learning the ABC’s, this resource is a fun way for them to practice naming capital and lowercase letters.

They can also practice saying the sounds that the letters make so it’s easy to differentiate this activity for your young learners.

You can use this letter recognition activity in your classroom during morning tubs, literacy centers, or small groups.

It’s also an engaging and educational resource for your early finishers to use independently.

You can pair with this popcorn-themed books and other activities listed below for even more fun.

Getting Ready to Use the Popcorn Letter Naming Activity:

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What’s Included:

  • Popcorn Box to Feed
  • 26 Capital Letter Butter Cards
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Butter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To get this letter recognition activity ready for your kids to use, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Next, download and print the popcorn box and butter cards on white card stock.

If you plan on reusing this activity, you may want to laminate the printables before cutting the pieces out.

Then, tape or glue the popcorn box onto a paper bag or cardboard box and cut out the mouth. 

How to Use the Popcorn Letter Recognition Activity:

First, your young learners will pick a butter card and identify the capital or lowercase letter on it.

They will put it in the popcorn box through its mouth if they correctly say the name of the letter.

If your kids do not recognize the letter, you can teach them the name and put the card back into the pile.

If your students are just starting to work on letter recognition, start with just a few capital or lowercase cards.

As they learn to identify the letters by their shapes and names, you can add more cards to this activity.

If your young learners know all the letter names, they can practice saying their sounds as they put the cards in the box.

This Popcorn Letter Recognition Activity can easily be differentiated for all of your students in your classroom.

More Popcorn Literacy Activities:

Are you looking for more popcorn-themed activities for your students? Here are our favorite books and literacy resources.

Popcorn Books for Kids:

Share these picture books with your students to extend the activity and make learning fun.

Tomie dePaola’s The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola

Popcorn (A Frank Asch Bear Book) by Frank Asch

Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn! by Cynthia Schumerth 

Popcorn Literacy Activities for Kids:

With these activities, your children can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.

Mouse & Popcorn Letter Find Activity

Popcorn Writing Tray from ABCs to ACTs

You May Also Like This Letter Recognition Activity:

These Find The Letter: Alphabet Recognition Worksheets are a fun, hands-on way for your young learners to practice recognizing lowercase and capital letters.

This letter recognition activity will also help them work on visual discrimination and fine motor skills too. Click on the link or picture to learn more!

Download the Popcorn Letter Recognition Activity:

To get this free printable letter recognition activity, fill out the form below.