Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fun with Community Helpers + Freebie!

I love teaching about Community Helpers in kinder.  It gets them thinking outside of themselves about how different people all around them are working to help others.  I also love how excited the kids get about the future -- a lot of aspiring police officers, firefighters, and [of course] teachers <3 

Community Helpers

Here are a few really great books for teaching and learning about community helpers. 

Join Mrs. Madoff's class as families come in to share about their careers!

A rather silly book about far-fetched jobs Billy would like when he's older. 

Take a look at the tools different professions use and have your kiddos guess the job based on the tools!

Another fun guessing game book. Students will use the clothing clues to identify different jobs of community helpers!  My kiddos absolutely LOVE this book. 

There's a whole series of these books featuring all sorts of different jobs.  My kids love learning about the day-to-day of different professions.  Great for learning about exactly what each community helper does in their neighborhoods! 

We will read informational sheets about a few different community helpers then create a Can/Have/Are chart.  We will also practice fact writing! 

And here are a bunch of community helper stations we'll be completing!


Love this cute writing craftivity!!! 

All of these activities can be found in my Community Helper Integrated Unit! Click the image below to check it out. 

Community Helpers

And here's a FREEBIE printable from the unit! :) 


  1. Thank you for all the wonderful book suggestions and the videos! Your communities unit looks fabulous!

  2. Lots of great ideas. We are doing a community helper unit in 2 weeks so these will really come in handy. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Luv My Kinders