Here’s what homeschooling parents are saying about Hoppin' Popcorn:
“Hoppin' Popcorn is filled with fun and educational videos, an extensive book list to use for selecting books to enhance your study if you wish and loads of internet links to help you and your children learn all about corn. It is packed with geography, science, writing, history, Bible and even math activities!
Download N Go units are designed for grades K-4 but, I have used them with children younger and older. My younger children especially love the coloring pages. The videos in Hoppin’ Popcorn bring excitement to the learning experience and they are on an embedded page to keep the children safe.
Download N Go’s Hoppin’ Popcorn unit study is so colorful and easy to implement. I use Download N Go units as my main curriculum. We learn so much using Download N Go units and I have very little to do to get ready to use one. I just print off the pages we want to do and we are ready to begin.
I love the lapbook section of Hoppin’ Popcorn. The vocabulary pages are colorful and the minit-books have fun graphics with lots of learning packed in. I have to say, the lapbook in this unit might be the best one yet! It never ceases to amaze me how Amanda Bennett covers so many subjects in each study and does all of the work so my family can just spend time learning and exploring together.”
—Karen Gouvin, Bradford, RI
“Hoppin' Popcorn is designed to be a one-week study on popcorn. But there are so many topics and extension ideas given, that I think it could easily extend two weeks . . . I had no idea the lengths that our farmers had to go to in order to provide our bit of pleasure at movie time! The geography studies were broad in this unit and the engineering and botany principles could easily include my 5th grader, making it totally integrated across the age ranges for our home. The lapbook components are beautiful and have clear instructions, making them easy to assemble for the non-lapbooker. There's also a bit of Creation and Scripture is included, which could be used for handwriting. Plenty of hands-on activities are provided. And, of course, you must incorporate your taste buds with the fun recipes!”
—Christi Presley, Winchester,VA
"Everyone loves popcorn, right? What a fun unit study! Who knew there was so much to learn about one of our favorite snacks. Hoppin Popcorn is filled with interesting videos, lots of activities, new vocabulary, recipes, and so much more! Your kids will be studying geography, science, and history. What a great way to get kids excited about learning.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time doing research, all the work is done for you. Everything you need is here…websites, activities, videos, and lapbook pieces! There is also a very extensive list of books to go along with your studies. Prep time for the teacher is minimal. Mainly printing and putting books on hold if you so choose. Just as the name suggests, you just download & go!
Amanda Bennett has done a remarkable job putting these units together in a way that is very easy for mom to implement but is so intriguing and engaging for the kids. What a blessing for busy homeschool moms!
So make sure you stock up on the popcorn, and get poppin!"
—Lisa McClain, South Weber, Utah