Popcorn Words

We are reading them. We are writing them. We are rolling them. Building them. Spelling them. Playing games with them. Anything and everything we can do to learn our popcorn words!
Popcorn words are another name for our sight words. We call them popcorn words because they are supposed to “POP” into your head when you see them! 

Here is a literacy center we are having fun with this week……pick a piece of popcorn, read it, and write it! 
To prep this, all you need to do is cut construction paper into pieces. Write a sight word on each piece, crumple it up, and when you are finished, put them all into a popcorn container.
(I grabbed these containers at the Target Dollar Spot!)
Use a different color for each popcorn container *in case* your kiddos were to get them mixed up. 😉 
Print the recording sheet, and voila! Fun and engaging center to practice sight words.
You can download the recording sheet here from google docs! 
Have a great weekend, everyone! 


  • Haha… BINGO Jessica! When I bought them, I didn't know what exactly they would be used for… but how could I resist? They hold our popcorn words proudly! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    • I bought them too! My prekinders aren't really ready for sight words yet, so I'm not sure what I'll end up using them for. They were definitely irresistible at $1 for 2 containers, I love Target! And I love your blog by the way!


    • I know… its hard to resist that darn dollar section… and of course they put it right by the door so you HAVE to walk by and look!
      Thanks so much! I checked out yours and its great!

  • Thanks for the freebie. I too purchased those popcorn containers but I got mine from the Dollar Tree. Now I know exactly how to use them.

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Cool idea, but I can't find where to print the worksheet.

  • In the post click on "download it here" and then when the google docs opens up, click File –> Download. It will ask if you want to download it. Click yes then it will open up the PDF and you can print it. 🙂

  • Looks great! So I'm moving from 4th grade (after 13 years) to Kinder. Silly question-so what order do you introduce sight words? Thanks for your help.

    • I am moving from 4th to Kinder this year, too. I taught 4th for 8 years and I am so excited to begin my new journey in kinder! 🙂

  • How do you get the cutesey background uploaded to your blog and the cute headings and clip art?

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