Movie Night with Chocolate Popcorn

Okay, so this isn’t exactly a preschool activity, but with these cold winter nights, I thought I’d share something fun and sweet to do with your family.

Make plans to have a family movie night one evening. From construction paper, cut out little tickets for each family member to give as they enter the “theater” You can also give them a coupon good for refreshments. Settle everyone around the TV and enjoy a favorite movie together. This is also a good time to teach them movie etiquette, such as not talking during the movie or not standing up and moving around. Obviously, you would need to choose a that’s an appropriate length for the age and attention span of the child or children.

Halfway through, have an intermission and sit around the kitchen table for refreshments—popcorn and drinks are always easy. Here’s an easy recipe for chocolate popcorn that’s fun:


  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/3 c. melted butter or margarine
  • 6 T instant chocolate pudding mix


  1. Combine the butter and pudding mix
  2. pour over popped popcorn
  3. stir until it is all well coated

That’s it! Enjoy the show!