Grade Levels: K-3

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

Long A All the Way

Give your child sticky notes and have him or her label things in your home that feature the long a sound. You can sound the word out together and help your child spell the word. Then, as a twist on the activity, give your child a sticky note labeled with an item. Have him or her read the word and then find the item in your home. You may want to use words such as drain, strainer, frame, paper, apron, or pane.

A Poem

Write a poem together that uses words with the long a sound. You may want to watch the Rhyming Words movie for review. Have your child write the poem and read it aloud to friends and family members. He or she can act out the poem or create illustrations that go along with the words. He or she may want to create a rebus poem. For more information on rebus poems, you can watch the Poems movie. You can even set the poem to music to create a song!