We love teaching about Community Helpers to kids! They feel safer and like the communities they live in are orderly and have people that can help them.
This lesson shows a set of printable 3-part cards that children can use to be introduced to 16 names and images of community helpers. It is for kids of all ages, especially if you want the perfect introduction of community helpers in preschool!
Books about Community Helpers
Here are some fun community helper stories to read with the kids!
Let’s Meet a Construction Worker (Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers)Community Helpers from A to Z (Alphabasics)Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning about Community WorkersCommunity Workers Level 3 (Early Readers from TIME For Kids)
Community Helpers for Preschool, Kinder & Elementary
For your community helpers lesson plan, be sure to use these fun 3-part cards! Simply download them in this post, print them out TWICE in color and cut them out like 3-part cards.
One set will have the name attached to the image and the second set will have the pictures and names cut apart.
Kids will then match up the images with and without names. It is important to point out the names for the community helpers and point out the way they dress and how to tell them apart.
Don’t forget to also talk about what they do for their job and how they benefit our communities!
Here are some more resources about teaching on community helpers for those kids who love hands-on activities. Have the kids make their own community helpers out of play dough!
Or have pre K, preschool and kindergarten kids dress up as community members! These are awesome pretend play preschool activities! They will definitely love dramatic play.
Pretend Professionals 12 Pretend Career Figures Creative MindsCommunity Helpers & Careers Pocket Flash CardsCommunity Helpers Book Set – 20 Early Reading Booklets for PK-2 or SPED about Different Community WorkersExcellerations Tools on the Job Activity Set – 32 Pieces (Item # USETHIS)
Here is a vocabulary list to teach kids during these themed activities: band aid, tongue depressors, police officer, fire station, mail carrier. Write them on an index card to use in unison with the 3-part cards!
Community Helpers Printable 3-Part Cards
Isn’t this the perfect community helper theme?! It is super popular because it is so fun and it gives our communities such a boost when kids learn about how they function so well, thanks to our wonderful community members!
Now it’s your turn! Enter your email address in the box below and then check your inbox! The PDF file for this 3-part cards set will be waiting for you there. Enjoy!
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Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman’s Leveled Readers: My World: G)Set of 5 Community Workers Hand Puppets 10Our Community Helpers 10 pc. Softcover Book SetConstructive Playthings CPX-240 Community Helpers Outfits / Costumes for Kids – Set of 6Trend Enterprises Community Helpers Fun-to-Know PuzzlePaper Community Helper Party Glasses – 12 piecesWhose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book (Millbrook Picture Books)Community Helpers from A to Z (Alphabasics)