Popcorn was first cultivated thousands of years ago by the people living in what is now Peru. It is one of the oldest forms of corn and apart from tasting good it is also beneficial for our health.
- provides energy;
- contains fibre;
- is naturally low in fat and calories;
- has no artificial additives or preservatives, and is sugar-free;
- is ideal for snacking since it satisfies and does not spoil the appetite.
The children in Ms Cilia’s class (K1.4) were encouraged to use each of their five senses while making and eating popcorn. To make popcorn they needed:
a packet of popcorn kernels
a popcorn machine
a paper bag
After the snack, the children discussed what they heard, saw, tasted, felt, and smelled.