Grade Levels: K-3

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

Worth a Thousand Words

Look through old family albums and photographs together. Explain the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Have your child observe what a person in a picture is doing and look at his or her facial expressions and body language to infer how the person felt at that particular moment. Then have your child write a story or short paragraph based on the photograph.


Pick a story together and find a paragraph that describes how a character feels. Have your child rewrite the paragraph stating the feelings directly. How are the paragraphs different? Why might an author show how a character acts instead of telling how a character feels? Point out that details bring stories to life and engage readers and spark imaginations.