Paper Plate Tennis
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Paper plates (2)
Markers or paint (decorate)
Glue or duct tape
Make sure that you have an adult/ supervisor to help if needed.
Decorate the (2) paper plates with markers or paint. Give it time to dry afterwards.
Glue or duct tape Popsicle sticks to the back of the paper plates.
Blow up the balloon. (Tip: blow it up halfway then it will be easier to whack, balance and play tennis with the balloon.)
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Draw half a crescent moon onto the paper plate and cut it out.
Decorate/ design your hat!
Punch two holes onto the edges of the visor near the corners of the crescent moon cutout.
Thread the hat string through it. Wear your hat!
Read a book with or about sports.
Try out a new sport!
Experiment: Make Concession Stand Popcorn Mix
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Variations on Concession Stand Popcorn Mix:
Candy: Other favorite movie theater candies you can use are Sour Patch Kids, bite-size licorice, Reese’s Pieces, chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate covered raisins, Snow Caps, or Whoppers. You can also try chopping up your favorite candy bar and adding the pieces!
Nuts: Instead of salted peanuts, try roasted sliced almonds, walnuts; honey roasted peanuts, candied pecans, sunflower seeds, or pistachios.
Cookies: Mix in some cookies like Oreos, frosted animal cookies, and chocolate or cinnamon Teddy Grahams. Some Edible Cookie Dough pieces would taste delicious too!
Cereal: Add you favorite crunchy cereal to the popcorn mixture like Chex cereal, Cocoa Krispies, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Reese’s Puffs, or Lucky Charms.
Chocolate: For extra sweet Concession Stand Popcorn Mix, spread popcorn mix on a baking sheet and drizzle with Chocolate Ganache or Salted Caramel Sauce and allow sauce to harden. Break up and serve.
Popcorn Balls: Prepare Concession Stand Popcorn Mix and add to a deep baking pan or pot. Melt 10 ounces marshmallows, ¼-cup butter, and ¼-cup brown sugar over low heat. Stir melted butter mixture into popcorn mixture until covered completely. Carefully with buttered hands, shape popcorn balls and let cool on parchment paper until set.
Tips on how to cook stovetop popcorn:
In a large pot with a lid, add 1-tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil.
Turn on medium high heat and add 2 cups popcorn kernels. Cover pot with lid.
Shake pot occasionally while it heats up. Once the kernels pop, the oil is ready.
Add ½-cup popcorn kernels to hot oil and season with salt. Cover pot with lid and shake to cover kernels with oil.
Shake every 20-30 seconds so the popcorn does not burn. Once kernels start popping, keep an ear out.
The popcorn is done when the popping slows to 2-3 seconds between pops. Remove from heat, pour into bowl and enjoy.
How to store concession stand popcorn:
Serve: This Concession Stand Popcorn Mix is best served with freshly made popcorn and be kept at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Store: Store Concession Stand Popcorn Mix in an airtight container or plastic storage bags for up to 1 week at room temperature. You do not want to refrigerate or freeze popped popcorn.
Freeze: This is not a snack mix that you want to freeze; the popcorn will get soggy as it defrosts. It is so easy; just make Concession Stand Popcorn Mix fresh.