Winter is in full swing where I live. We haven’t had as much snow as we are used to, but the temperatures are winterized for sure. We may not love some of the issues that snow brings, but some of my favorite memories as a child and with my own children are in the snow. Making snowmen, creating snow angels and of course snow ball fights! This free printable Snowmen Mini-Pack is filled with engaging community helpers activities with a snowman twist, perfect for winter! So even though we can’t make snowmen outside, we can have fun with snowmen activities inside.
Winter Community Helpers Activities: Snowmen Mini-Pack
This community helpers preschool set is great for not only teaching new skills but also reinforcing what has already been taught. There are three main activities included in this pack. Once downloaded, you can choose from:
- Community Helpers Matching Game
- Community Helpers Sorting Activity
- Community Helpers Word Cards
The matching game focuses on matching the community helpers to their correct tools.
The sorting activity will allow children to sort the tools and vehicles to match the correct community helper.
The word cards are great for many different activities. These can be used on pocket charts, on a word wall or in a writing center.
Some of the community helpers that we have included are: fire fighter, police officer, farmer, doctor, paramedic, and so much more.
This is a great set of activities to pair up with the book, Snowmen at Work for helping to teach about all different kinds of community helpers.
Materials needed for the Winter Community Helper Mini-Pack:
This can be used as an independent matching activity or as a concentration game for finding the pairs.
I print all of my memory games on the white side of scrapbook paper so that they are not see-through, but you can also use card stock or put a sticker on the back of each card. I also like to laminate the cards to help sustain the life of the activity.
You can also use the card to match up to these Community Helper Toys:
After we print, cut and laminate we use the velcro dots to make sure the pictures can stay put on the mats. This is also a fabulous way to throw in some extra fine motor skill practice, but is completely optional!
There are a few ways that we have used the snowmen community helper sort activity.
The first, which is super low prep and simple, is to lay out all of the community helper cards and choose one sorting mat at a time. Kids can search through the picture cards to find the corresponding community helpers and connect them. When one sorting mat is completed, move on to the next.
This can also be used as a sensory bin activity. Fill a sensory bin with filler of choice and add the tool and vehicle cards. Kids can sift and search through the sensory bin to find the cards and match them to the correct sorting mats.
If you love sensory bins as much as we do, you’ll love these ideas!
These are incredibly simple to prep for. All I do is print, cut and laminate. The cards are then ready for whatever you choose to use them for. As I mentioned above, there are a variety of ways that these community helper word cards can be used. The options are basically endless!
Pair them with a journal or winter themed writing paper and encourage the kids to copy the words and draw pictures to illustrate them.