Grade Levels: K-3

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

Something New

Over the summer, learn something new with your child. You may want to explore a new language or take up a new sport. You may want to take an art or dance class together or learn how to write a play. Decide on an activity or skill together and stick to it! Throughout the process, keep a detailed journal or blog with your child. You and your child may want to draw pictures or take photos to keep a visual record as well.

What’s the Weather?

Keep a detailed weather chart throughout the summer. You may want to make a rain gauge by sticking a ruler into a cup. Everyday, have your child read a thermometer and note the temperature, preferably at a set hour in the middle of the day, such as noon. For comparison purposes, you might also choose to chart the temperature late in the evening, as well. Then have your child record his or her observations. This will give your child a better understanding of weather patterns, but also help him or her practice important science skills. At the end of the summer, assess your weather chart. When was the hottest day of the summer? When was the coolest? How many times did it rain? Together with your child, go online and compare this summer’s average temperature to the average summer temperature in your area. Is there a difference?

Filed as:  K-3, Science, Summer, Weather