It’s Spring and when you look out the window what do you see? It looks like popcorn is popping on the Spring trees. So we made some Spring trees indoors on a rainy day with real popcorn. Before, during, and after making the trees teach the kids the song, “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree.” We have provided two samples of the song below. Don’t forget to make plenty of extra popcorn for eating!
You Will Need:
Paper or Styrofoam Bowl
What to Do:
1. Play the song “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree” for the kids and show them the dogwood and cherry blossoms outside on a Spring day.
2. Draw branches on a piece of heavyweight paper with a brown marker.
3. Pour plenty of glue into a paper or styrofoam bowl and put plenty of popped popcorn into bowls as well.
4. Allow kids to dip the flattest side of a piece of popcorn into the glue and then stick onto the branches on the paper. Continue until the child is satisfied with their popcorn blossoms and allow to dry.
Listen to the song, “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree.”
Here is how to sing, “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree.”
Idea and photo by Stephanie Felzenberg