Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Fall topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Local Food

If possible, take your child to a local farm or a farmers’ market in the fall. Explore different fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. Apples, pumpkins, pears, and squash are common fall crops. Then have your child think about how apples are available in the market all year round. Where does he or she think the apples come from? You may want to visit a grocery store and examine stickers describing the countries of origin on different items. Remind your child that places go through different seasons at different times of the year. This is a good opportunity to discuss “food miles” and geography, and talk about how far things travel to get to our local grocery store. Have students name fruits and vegetables they like to eat, and brainstorm to find ones that are local and seasonal.

Leaf Collage

During the fall, challenge your child to find as many different leaves as possible. Remind your child not to touch leaves growing on trees, but instead look for them on the ground. How are the leaves alike? How are they different? What different fall colors can he or she find? Help your child make a collage and look up different trees that grow in your community.

Filed as:  Fall, K-3, Science, Weather