Grade Levels: K-3

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

Ready, Set, Sequence

Have your child pick a well-known story, such as a nursery rhyme, fairy tale, or fable. Then have him or her write five sentences on five separate pieces of paper that describe what happens in the story. Your child can also draw pictures to illustrate their sentences. Younger children may wish to draw pictures and write a few words or short phrases. Then have your child mix up their papers and challenge you to put them in order. After you are done sequencing the plot, you can switch roles.

Plot Line

If possible, take sidewalk chalk and draw a long line on your driveway or neighborhood sidewalk. Together with your child, come up with a story. You may wish to adapt a fairy tale and tell it from a different point of view, or tell a memorable event from the past year. Then take a walk along the line and write down each major event in the story. Remember to identify the characters, setting, and main conflict in the story on your line. You can share the plot line with other community members or relatives.