Grade Levels: K-3

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

Tree Study

What trees are in your community or yard? Take a walk together and study trees in your area. How are they alike or different? What types of trees are they? How do the trees help the community as a whole? How do they provide habitats for animals and other living things? Research at a library or on the Internet to find out. Guide your child to understand that each tree can be a habitat for countless animals, such as birds, insects, and small mammals.

Plant a Tree

If possible, plant a seedling in your yard or in a community garden or park. Seedlings can be affordable and widely available in most communities. Research what conditions are best for the seedling and find a safe place for it to grow. Monitor the seedling over time, noting the length or height and the color, feel, and size of its leaves. How does the seedling grow and change over time? How old will your child be when the tree is five feet tall? Make a prediction.