I love community helpers preschool activities! It’s an important concept to teach young children about the people who live and work around them. Some of these might be people that your kids see every day, like the school crossing guard or the postal worker. 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!

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Materials for the Community Helpers Memory Game:

  • Paper
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Laminator

Teaching community helpers in preschool is the perfect time because students are very curious about the world in general. Community themed activities help children form important background knowledge for later comprehension. This community helper preschool printable is perfect to share with your students all year long!

The Community Helpers Matching Game is packed with community helpers pictures and labels: soldier, veterinarian, trash collector, crossing guard, policeman, firefighter, nurse, doctor, librarian, postal worker, teacher and farmer.

To Prep: Print the free community helpers printable matching game on the white side of the scrapbook paper (or card stock), laminate and cut the cards.

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.This free printable penguin shape matching game is a great way to learn about 2-dimensional shapes! These silly penguins are all shaped like polygons and the kids love playing with them!


More ideas for your Community Helpers Theme

Get creative with your community helpers activities. Every preschool and kindergarten classroom needs a box of career-themed costumes. Consider how you might branch out from there.

Field trips are a wonderful way to show young children all of the different helpers in the community. Consider setting up simple trips (perhaps you can even walk?) to the post office, grocery store, police station, or local hospital.

Here are some other ideas:

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Planning for a Community Helpers Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your COMMUNITY HELPERS THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. I love your site. I’m using the community helpers matching game. The kids in our Special Needs 4 yr. old class at public school love to match! Thank you for the free resources!! Elizabeth Cox

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