Play with a purpose

Adaptation Ideas:

Use a divided plate and put differently seasoned popcorn in each section of the plate for a wide variety of tastes and smells. Work as a small group giving each participant a task to provide repetition of one skill (example: shake seasoning, pour popcorn kernels, scoop popcorn, press on/off switch, etc).


Air pop popcorn machine
Popcorn kernels & Seasoning
Bowls & Measuring cup
Adaptive Switch & extension cord


*Sensory Stimulation
*Cause & effect
*Kitchen skills
*Choice making
*Hand washing​

Air Popped Popcorn


  • Set up supplies before bringing participants to activity area
  • Assist participants to measure, scoop & pour popcorn kernels
  • Activate popper, placing large bowl to catch popped kernels
  • Provide seasoning choices to shake onto popcorn such as butter seasoning, salt, cinnamon sugar mix, garlic salt, etc.
  • Serve in individual bowls