Here are the games we did, but feel free to tweak it for your own family:
POPCORN MOUTH TOSS: Two players stand a certain distance apart from each other and take turns throwing popcorn into each other’s mouths. Take 1 step back after each successful toss. The team that gets the furthest without dropping any popcorn on the ground wins.
POPCORN TOOTHPICK SWAP: Place popcorn in a bowl. Place an empty bowl about 12″ away. Each player has 1 minute to move the popcorn to the empty bowl, ONE piece at a time, using two toothpicks. Player with the most pieces wins.
POPCORN STRAW BLOW: Place a piece of popcorn at the end of a table for each player. Using a drinking straw, blow the popcorn to the other end of the table. The first popcorn to arrive wins.
POPCORN CUP DROP: Stand on a chair and drop pieces of popcorn into a cup on the ground. Try to get as many pieces as possible into the target. Player with the most pieces in the cup wins.
POPCORN TOSS UP: Each player has one minute to toss popcorn into the air and catch it with their mouth, one piece at a time. The person who catches the most pieces wins.
POPCORN DISTANCE THROW: Throw a piece of popcorn as far as you can. Farthest throw wins. This was one of our favorites! You’ll be surprised how hard it is to throw a piece of popcorn very far!
POPCORN CUP CATCH: Give each player a cup or bowl. Toss each player twenty pieces of popcorn one piece at a time and see how many they can catch. Player who catches the most wins.
Don’t have time for a full-blown Popcorn Olympics? Just choose one of the competitions and do just one. Adjust it to what works. Most important…HAVE FUN! Remember that what you can give is enough. You already are Supermom…you just need to remind yourself.
Liz Uelmen says
LOVE the Popcorn Olympics! What a great idea for all ages, anywhere, anytime fun! Have you ever seen the trick where you put a piece of popcorn on your shoulder, and then stick out your tongue and try to grab and eat the popcorn piece? Try it, it’s hilarious, but it can be done! So now you have another event, maybe to see how many times in a row it can be done, alternating shoulders. Thanks for sharing the great pix, too, what a nice-looking crew you’ve got!!
Ha! That would be way funny!
These will be perfect for our cub scout popcorn kick off…..and now Popcorn night will also be a theme night on our church’s Awana club schedule! Thanks!
Hi, my name is Mariel too!!! I’m brazilian and have a ten years old daughter named Stella. We loved the Popcorn Olympics !!! Thank you.
Awesome! Nice to meet you! It’s funny, the only Mariel’s I have ever met have been online. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
OMG. I’m planning a ‘movie night’ for my daughter’s next birthday party and was thinking we might need some quick and fun activities should the girls get bored mid-movie. This is PERFECT! We’ll probably end up doing some of these anyway– they sound like a lot of fun!
Wow!fantastic ideas, sounds like lots of fun, I am going to use ypur ideas for a popcirn Olympics at my school. I found a great STEM projext for popcorn and am thinking the popcorn Olympics will be a great way to finish it off. I think it will be a fantastic family fun day and of course we will be doing lots of learning as well! Thank you, this is such a clever and cost effective idea. Thanks heaps!!!
Thank you for your ideas. Our cub scout pack is participating in our council’s annual popcorn sale and we’re supposed to throw a kick off party at our scout meeting to get the boys excited about selling popcorn. All we had planned was to feed them popcorn and a popcorn bag race made out of burlap potato sacks. This will add more fun tour event. Thank you!
Michelle bown says
That’s so cheap and easy! That’s what i always have a problem with, everything costs so much! Great new game, i’m going to try it with my family! Thank you! ?
I LOVE POPCORN
I LOVE POPCORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS for the great idea! Doing this at activity days tonight. 🙂