Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Summer topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Stay Cool

Have students explore different animals and learn how they stay cool in the heat. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about animal adaptations and how they survive in their habitats. You may wish to divide students into small groups or pairs and have them choose an animal to explore, perhaps an animal native to your community. How does the animal survive in the summer? How does it change and prepare for the winter? Students can draw pictures of the animals’ lives during different seasons, and in different weather conditions. Have students present their findings to the class.

Summer Plans

What will your students do during their summer vacation? Have children share their plans with the class. Then create a summer checklist that challenges students. You may include specific books to read, things to write about, or art projects to create. You may want to add things like learning ten new words, or learning how to say “thank you” in four different languages. Be sure to include physical activities such as playing a game of tag or jump-roping fifteen times. Be creative and come up with different ideas together! Help children meet these goals by outlining specific dates to complete certain activities. If possible, encourage them to return the checklists to you in the fall for a special reward. If possible, you may want to invite them to eat a picnic lunch with you on the school grounds or at a nearby park, and have everyone share what they accomplished.


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