Ideas for Using BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. at Home
BREAKFAST 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.
BRAINPOP 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.
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.
BEYOND THE MOVIES
RAINY 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.
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.
TEST 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!
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!
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.
THE 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!
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!