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Popcorn Bracelets

Activities: Popcorn Bracelets

Popcorn bracelets are a fun, easy activity that will engage special needs children who will eat as they play. You will help your child strengthen common developmental issues like hand-eye coordination and focus while sharing a delicious snack!

What You Need:

  • Plastic tablecloth or shower liner
  • Microwave oven
  • 1 bag microwave popcorn
  • Clean shoe laces with plastic ends for easy stringing
  • 2 bowls

What You Do:

  1. Cover the area where you'll be doing this project with a plastic tablecloth or shower liner.
  2. Prepare the popcorn according to the directions on the package. Remind your child not to touch the hot popcorn right away! (Note: The type of popcorn you choose is entirely up to you. You can choose a plainer popcorn to minimize oils in your child's bracelet or just choose the popcorn that tastes best to you and your child.)
  3. Portion out popcorn in two bowls: one to string and one to eat!
  4. Involve your child in the stringing process, depending on his age and ability. You can string one bracelet as he strings another, showing him how to do it as you go, or he can select pieces of popcorn for you to string.
  5.  When you're all finished, help your child develop good hand-washing habits with soap and warm water!

Block Institute School provides programs and services to children with disabilities 3 to 8 years of age. For more information please visit our website at www.blockinstitute.org or contact us at 718-906-5400.

Debbie Scaccio recently joined the Block Institute in Brooklyn, NY, teaching art and creating original artwork with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Debbie studied art and education at Brooklyn College.

Updated on Nov 9, 2012
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