The Popcorn Hop

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by Stephanie Calmenson

Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More! by Stephanie CalmensonPut your popcorn
in a pot.
Wait till it gets
really hot.

When you start to
feel the heat,
Listen for the
popcorn beat:

Come and do the
popcorn hop!


Copyright © 2005 Stephanie CalmensonFrom the book Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More! HarperCollins. Reprinted by permission of the author.

About This Poem

I hope you enjoyed reading “Popcorn Hop.”   I tried to make the words sound like popcorn popping.  Did I succeed?

About The Author

Children's Author Stephanie CalmensonStephanie Calmenson, former early childhood teacher and children’s book editor is the highly acclaimed author of over 100 books for children. Her poetry has been called “marvelous” (Publisher’s Weekly), “lyrical” (School Library Journal), “a rainbow of sound” and “joyously exuberant” (Kirkus). Current favorite books written in rhyme include Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS Storytime Book; Late for School!; and Oopsy, Teacher! Her beloved books about dogs include the ALA video award-winning May I Pet Your Dog? and Rosie: a Visiting Dog’s Story.

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2 responses to “The Popcorn Hop”

  1. gene says:

    love this so much!!!

  2. […] Poetry Minute is great! Each poem can be read in under a minute. At first glance I saw a number of poems that would work for beginners. […]

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