Popcorn lovers, get ready to join the celebration dedicated to the unrivaled snack on January 19, 2025! This National Popcorn Day can be celebrated with kids of all ages and this year it falls on a Wednesday – if you ask us, it’s the best day to celebrate popcorn lovers day {giggles}.

Celebrate National Popcorn Day  for kids of all ages
Let’s celebrate National Popcorn Day!

National Popcorn Day 2025

National Popcorn Day is the perfect day to watch a movie at home with your family with some delicious popcorn recipes that we are sharing, like sweet & salty strawberry popcorn, Valentine’s popcorn, or honey butter popcorn. Click green button to download our National Popcorn Day printables & coloring page:

Popcorn’s irresistible taste and smell are one of the main reasons why this celebration was loooong overdue {giggles} but not the only one. Popcorn is tasty no matter if it’s sweet or savory, and it’s one of the easiest and most versatile snacks ever. Let’s learn a bit about its history and why we celebrate Popcorn day!

National Popcorn Day History

Original corn looked very different from what we know today, but thanks to careful selection for many years, corn has evolved to look like the beloved corn we know today. After that, at some point in history, people found out that corn kernels pop when subjected to heat, and started eating corn in a different way. Yummy!

Then, the Popcorn Board – it is real! – decided it was time to celebrate Popcorn Day back in 1988. And now, here we are! Yay for popcorn!

National Popcorn Day Facts Sheet - Kids Activities Blog - pdf version of the printed sheet
Let’s look at some popcorn facts!

National Popcorn Day Facts for Kids

  • National Popcorn Day is celebrated on January 19 every year.
  • Only one type of corn pops and it is called Zea Mays Everta.
  • Popcorn is really old…over 5000 years!
  • Nebraska produces a quarter of all popcorn produced annually in the USA.
  • The first popcorn machine was invented in 1885 by Charles Cretors.
  • Popcorns only have two shapes, snowflake and mushroom.
  • Back in the 1800s, popcorn used to be eaten as a cereal with milk and sugar.
National Popcorn Day Coloring Page pdf - Kids Activities Blog - printed pdf version of the coloring page for kids
We have a National Popcorn Day Coloring Page

National Popcorn Day Coloring Page

Check out this cute National Popcorn Day coloring page that has a big tub of popped popcorn. Get out those red and yellow crayons!

National Popcorn Day Activities for Kids

  • Learn more about popcorn!
  • Color the National Popcorn Day coloring page.
  • Enjoy some of our delicious popcorn recipes below.
  • Celebrate popcorn by doing crafts with it with your friends in a Popcorn Day party.
  • Make popcorn jewelery and give it to friends and family – use this tutorial for making jelly bean bracelets.
  • Plan a movie marathon with your family and eat lots of popcorn – check out our list of best family movies.
  • Take photos of your favorite popcorn recipe and post it on social media

National Popcorn Day Recipes

Our favorite thing about popcorn is that it’s soooo versatile and can be enjoyed in many different presentations and flavors! Sweet, savory, plain – all popcorn is good popcorn for a popcorn lover! Here are some of our favorite popcorn recipes to celebrate the holiday:

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Happy National Popcorn Day!

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  1. Love the National Day worksheets. Wondering where you get these holiday dates. Every site on google is all over the place. Students really enjoy these facts.

    1. Hi, Erika! We just research a bit, checking the dates against multiple sources, etc. I am so glad that your students enjoy the facts! It definitely adds some fun to each month, doesn’t it?