I love the community helpers unit! It’s so important to teach young children who the helpers are in their community. Some of these might be people that your kids see every day, like the school crossing guard or the postal worker. And others are very important, but maybe not as well known by kids who live in cities, like the farmers. Every one of them plays an important role in our lives and teaching children about these important professions is so much fun!
Materials Needed for the Community Helpers Matching Game:
Scrapbook paper or card stock
Laminating Pouches (for durability)
To play: In case you haven’t played Memory before, you turn over two cards at the same time. If they match, you get to keep them and turn over another set of community helpers to try again.
If they don’t match you turn them back over and it becomes the next person’s turn. Play continues until the cards have all been matched.
More ideas for your Community Helpers Theme:
- Set up a Post Office dramatic play area
- Teach about firefighters with this free printable firefighter play dough set
- Practice counting with these free community helpers counting puzzles
- Start reading with community helper themed emergent readers
- Learn about letters with this fun trash pick-up activity
Books for your Community Helpers Theme:
Pretend Professionals Career Doll Figures, Toy Figures for Kids, Set of 12Limited Edition Happy Helpers Finger Puppets 12-Piece SetWhose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers WearMelissa & Doug Magnetic Dress-Up Play CareersClothesline Clues to Jobs People DoCommunity Helper Reader Booklets – Set of 20