Ideas for Using BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. at Home

 

breakfast-500PXBREAKFAST WITH BRAINPOP

Play a BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. movie and have your child complete the quiz during your morning routine. It is a great way to introduce a new topic, review a concept from school, or explore a current event in a complete yet concise way.

 

mobile-500PXBRAINPOP ON THE GO 

In the car, yard, or house, kids can take BrainPOP anywhere they want! The BrainPOP Featured Movie and BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week apps regularly deliver fresh movies, quizzes, and bonus features right to your mobile device.

 

magnify-500PX-bpSQUARE ONE

Need to select or research a topic for a school project? Use our Research or Library movies to refresh your memory on sources, then pick a movie associated with the topic to begin gathering your knowledge! Have your child use BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. as a safe and reliable source.

 

games-500PXBEYOND THE MOVIES

With BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr., movies are just the beginning. From games to engaging graphic organizers, all of BrainPOP’s features help bring learning to life at home.

 

rain-day-500PXRAINY DAY? HOORAY!

Does the weather have you down? Let your child choose a fun movie, game, or activity from our expansive collection of educational content on BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

 

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Use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. movies as a rewarding incentive for positive behavior or the completion of chores and homework! Kids like to hang out with Moby and can learn along with him while getting ahead on their knowledge.

 

quiz-500PXTEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Occasionally allow your child to take the quiz before watching the movie. This will show any gaps in your child’s current knowledge of the subject, and call attention to main ideas and important details that are covered. And if you feel inspired, visit the Mixer, sign up for an Educator’s Account, and you can create a quiz for your child!

 

pause-500PXPAUSE POINTS

Stop the movie after the student letter is read by Tim, or each question is read by Annie, and have your child share what they already know about the topic. You can pause the movie again if there’s something your child finds either exciting or confusing, and discuss the topic some more!

 

tims-shirt-500PXTIM’S T-SHIRTS

Does your child have a flair for fashion? Let them create their own curriculum themed t-shirts like Tim’s. These can be created on construction paper or kick it up a notch and allow them to use fabric paint on inexpensive t-shirts.

 

appetizer-500PXTHE PERFECT APPETIZER

Only a few minutes until dinner? Show a BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. movie and soak up some serious learning in a short amount of time!

 

dessert-500PX-bp…OR DESSERT!

Play a BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. movie after dinner for the whole family! Take the quiz and try out some of the additional activities together. You might be surprised with what your child teaches you!

 

 For a printable list of these tips and tricks, download the Ideas for Using BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. at Home (PDF) version!

 

  • Matthew Elkin

    3-2-1. . . Action!
    Moby and Annie Dramatic Play

    With your child, create a costume, cut-out or doll of Moby and Annie. After watching a video on a topic relevant to school or home, have your child pretend they are Moby and/or Annie by retelling the information from the video. Retelling is an important skill. This could be a great way to make it fun!

  • Melissa Lander

    I love DEN’s SOS strategies. Especially the 3 Truth’s and 1 Lie SOS Strategy. Using this strategy with BrainPop movies is an excellent idea to get students focused and looking for the three most important pieces of information within the movies. http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2012/10/01/3-truths-1-lie-the-strategy-spotlight-challenge/

  • Cathy Cortes

    Before going on a family trip, ask your child to use “Ready to Research” (on the Topics page) to find interesting facts or specific places to visit when you arrive.

  • Cathie Gillner

    Beyond The Movies – Use the Game Up feature and incorporate the
    Breakfast with Brainpop and play Sortify -Nutrition all together after
    checking out a few of the Nutrition videos offered.

  • Crystal McMullen

    Use “Square One” to propel your students from Ground Zero. You could use square one to introduce a new topic and take your students from ground zero to square one and beyond. This could also be used to help them research topics or confirm their knowledge.

  • Jessica Bamberger

    Use the idea of Tim’s shirt and have students create a shirt, but also add a writing component to the lesson. Perhaps the students could use a Moby movie to learn about something new, create a shirt, and write a summary telling what they learned!

  • Jessica Mobley

    Homework Help. Are your students stuck on a concept from class? Search BrainPop for that subject and have them watch the video for a review from class. This could help clear up some questions they may have about their homework.

  • Tracy Flanagan

    BrainPop is a great resource for introducing new topics. I also use the GameUp as an “Exit Ticket” when wrapping up lessons.

  • Tracy Flanagan

    BrainPop is a great resource for introducing new topics. I also use the GameUp as an “Exit Ticket” when wrapping up lessons.

  • Heather Hopkins

    Preview a video beforehand identifying the key vocabulary students will need to know. Have students write down the words on index cards before playing the video. In small groups, students can discuss the vocabulary they are about to encounter during the video. As the video plays, students should order the vocabulary words in the order the appear for discussion and to make connections at the end.

  • Holly Spangler

    Have kids make their own Sortify game from their favorite topic page, then try it out on their family and friends!