Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Facts and Opinions topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.

I Spy: Fact & Opinion

During visits to the market, library, doctor’s office, and more, encourage your child to take note of signs or other materials that share facts and opinions. For example, a market might advertise their peaches as being the juiciest or have a sign that states a fact, like “Store opens at 9am.” At the library or at home, search for books that have facts (e.g., nonfiction, encyclopedia) and ones that have opinions, such as a magazine essay. Encourage your child to keep a list of these facts and opinions.

I Say. You Say.

Play a game in which you say a fact and challenge your child to state an opinion using the same subject. For example, if you state the fact “Oceans are made of salt water.” Your child should give an opinion about oceans, such as “Swimming in the ocean is fun!” Then start with an opinion and have your child state a fact using the same subject. You may want to model both the fact and opinion for your child the first time. Then switch roles!

News Watch

Read aloud a newspaper article with your child, and challenge him or her to keep track of facts and opinions by highlighting facts with one color marker and opinions with another. Encourage your child to identify facts that support an opinion. Remind him or her that supporting an opinion with facts helps to make an argument or point.