Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Pushes and Pulls topic on BrainPOP Jr.

“Simon Says”
Play “Simon Says” with your whole class. Call out different motions they can do, such as jumping up and down, spinning around, doing a push up, etc. You may also want to call out different positions, like “stand to the right of your desk” or “go under a table.” Then have students take turns calling out positions and motions.

Pushes and Pulls Hunt

Put together a list of items that require a push, pull, or both to operate or use. For example, you might list a door that needs to be pushed to open, a box with a top that needs to be pulled off, or a pencil, which requires both a push and a pull. Send small groups on a scavenger hunt around the classroom or the school to find the items. They can either sketch the item and describe its position or location in the school, or take digital pictures of the item, if possible, and describe each item’s position to the class.