Grade Levels: K-3

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

Flip it!
Practice making flipped shapes together. Provide partners with paint and construction paper. Have students fold the paper in half and paint a shape one side. Close the paper on the fold line and press down. When you open the paper, you should see a flipped image on the other half of the paper. Encourage students to draw different shapes and observe the results. Also try having one partner paint a shape on half a piece of paper, and have the other partner use a pencil to draw the flipped shape on the other half. Partners can check their answers by folding the paper in half and seeing if the painted image and the drawn image match up.

Leave a Trace

Divide the class into small groups and give students pattern blocks or alphabet magnets. Have each child select a shape or letter and trace it on a piece of paper. Then have children trace a slide, turn, and flip for their objects and label each one . Have group members compare their drawings. Then have one student from each group choose an object and ask the other group members to draw a corresponding slide, turn, or flip. Afterward, the first student can move the object and trace it to show the correct answer and check the group’s work. Encourage students to help each other and discuss their choices.