Kids Create Their Own Tim T-shirts

One of the best parts of our jobs is meeting other teachers and seeing how creative they get with BrainPOP. Learn how one teacher was inspired to let kids create their own Tim T-shirts! This is from Teri Valdes, who we met at NJECC:

I enjoy using BrainPOP videos and materials regularly. I teach 6th grade science at Valley Middle School in Oakland, NJ.  When I prepare a unit for the SMART Board, my introduction to the unit always begins with a BrainPOP video link. We watch the video, discuss it, do the quiz and do some of the supplemental materials to kick off a unit.  After watching several BrainPOP episodes, my students asked me if BrainPOP sells their t-shirts online. [We do not.] They enjoy watching Tim wear a new shirt with an image related to each episode.  I thought what a great idea to have the students makes their own t-shirts as a culminating activity. Thanks to Tim and Moby, the children look forward to a new unit in science each time.

Thanks for sharing, Teri!

  • Dr. Kari Stubbs

    What a terrific way to motivate your students! I love the pic! Thanks so much for sharing, and keep up the creative teaching.

  • Karina

    Very cool and creative project! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Allisyn

    This is a fun, teacher-submitted alternative if you can’t do actual shirts — scroll down to the 5th row for the Create a T-shirt for Tim project!

  • Robert Miller

    A picture on a T-shirt is worth a thousand words… or at the least three to five minutes of learning on a BrainPOP Topic!

  • Melissa Garling

    What a creative idea! Brainpop is so engaging, and the kids really do love Tim and Moby. And best of all, I am sure that they will remember the lesson since they have a t-shirt keepsake! Thanks for sharing!