Grade Levels: K-3

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

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Remind your child that art, such as photography, has themes, too.  Visit a museum or a gallery or search for photographers on the Internet together. Choose a photographer and explore the themes he or she expresses in his or her work. Photographers like Ansel Adams explore themes about nature, whereas Dorothea Lange captured themes about survival or determination. After studying the work of selected photographers, have your child take photographs that explore a specific theme. What elements in their photographs support the theme?

Family History

Every family has a story. Discuss moments in your family history with your child. The stories can be happy or a time when your family faced a challenge. How did family members solve a particular problem? How did the family grow and change? Write down one of the stories with your child. What theme does this story express? You may want to collect the stories on a private blog or in a book and continue to add to it as your family grows, changes, and experiences new adventures.