Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Slides, Turns and Flips topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Slide, Turn, or Flip?

Use pattern blocks or cut out two identical shapes from construction paper. Put both shapes down on a table, in the same orientation. Then have your child close his or her eyes while you manipulate one of the shapes with a slide, turn, or flip. Have your child open his or her eyes and figure out how you changed the shape. See if your child can manipulate the other shape to match.

“Simon Says”

Give your child a small non-symmetrical toy or object and play “Simon Says” together. Call out slides, turns, and flips, while your child holds the object and follows the instructions. Make sure to pause and check your child’s work. Then have your child call out the directions and watch your movements with the toy.