Community Helpers Library:
Circle Time Activities:
Workers in the Town: (sung to "Wheels on the Bus")
The policemen in the town keep us safe,
Community Helpers Song: (sung to "Farmer in the Dell")
The chef cooks the food
Nurse Body Part Rhyme: (sung to "Farmer in the Dell")
Put a bandage on my knee,
Nurse Shape Felt Board: (sung to "Mary Wore a Red Dress")
Print the felt board activity here at Making Learning Fun. They have such wonderful activities!
Fire Safety Review Rhyme:
Fireman, fireman number 1, why do we call 9-1-1?
Five Police Officers: (Felt Board counting poem)
Five police officers, standing by the store,
Four police officers, brave as can be,
Three police officers, dressed all in blue,
Two police officers, helping everyone,
One police officer, standing in the sun,
Five Friendly Firefighters: (A felt board counting poem)
Display 5 firemen on the felt board. As you recite the poem let each student remove a fireman. Students can hep count during the poem using a Step-By-Step communicaiton device.
Five friendly firefighters standing near the door,
Doctor Kit Emergent Reader: Printable book from Making Learning Fun. Click here to view and print. Assemble pages and read with students.
Fire Trucks: Give each child a picture of a fire truck to color or paint red.
Spotted Dalmations: Print dog pattern here. Let students stamp black thumbprints on dog to make the dalmation's spots.
Occupation Collage: Cut out pictures of workers from magazines and glue them to poster board.
Doctor Collage: Give children supplies like cotton balls, band aids, gauze, etc. Let them create their own doctor collage.
Police Hat and Badge: Use provided template. Let students decorate with paint or tissue paper. Cut out.
Police Vest: You could make a police vest out of a brown paper bag. Let the students paint it blue and add a badge.
Fire Painting: Using colors associated with fire squirt paint on paper and add a few drops of black paint here and there. Press clear plastic wrap onto the paper and squeegee the paint around. Pull plastic off the paper using a strong vertical pulling action (this will cause the paint to look like fire). When paint is dry glue a cutout of a fire truck next to the fire.
Paper Plate Fireman: Print pattern here.
Fireman Cut and Paste: Print pattern here.
Doctor Bags: Using black construction paper, precut a doctor bag shape. Give children various first aid items; example: band-aid, gauze, cotton, Q-tips, and hole punch circles that represent “pills.” Children glue on the items.
Shape X-Ray craft: Print the pieces for this craft here. Students assemble pieces on black construction paper to create a chest x-ray.
Nurse Hat: Print here. Have student color, sponge paint, or tear and paste construction paper to fill hat.
Baker Cut and Paste: Print baker template here. Let students cut out and assemble. Decorate with crayons or sponge paint.
Firemen Color Match File Folder Activity: Printable file folder activity from Preschool Printables. Students match colored fireman hats. Click here to view and print.
Sign matching: Obtain pictures of common community signs. Make 2 copies. Glue one copy of pictures to file folder and laminate. Cut and laminate match set of signs. Students match signs by velcroing to file folder underneath the match.
Colored Spots: Print and laminate large colorful dalmatian dogs. Print and laminate matching colored dots for each dog. Students will velcro colored spots to the correct colored dalmation.
Sorting Hats: 5 printouts of each type of community helper hat. Student has to sort them onto the correct community helper. (Chef hat, police hat, fire hat, etc.) You can find hat templates here.
Be a Baker - Counting Activity: Print the baking pans here. Students roll out the correct number of play-dough cookies and place on the pan.
Muffin Tin Visual Discrimination Activity: Print instructions and cards here. Students match colored pom-poms into colored spots in muffin tins. Make it a fine motor skill by having students pick up pom-poms with tweezers.
Mini Muffin Pom-Pom game: You will need a mini muffin pan for each student. Print instructions and game cards here. Students draw a card and collect the number and color of pom-poms specified. 1st person to fill their tin wins!
Doctor Kit Memory Game: Very cute printable game at Making Learning Fun. Click here. First person to fill their doctor's bag wins!
Nurse Roll and Color: Printable game sheets here. Give each student a coloring sheet. Put numbers on All-Turn-It spinner or large foam dice. Students roll for a number and color the corresponding item on their sheet. The first person to complete the picture wins!
Dalmatian Cookies: Use refrigerator-type sugar cookie dough. Roll out and press with dog-shaped cookie cutter. Add chocolate chips for the dots. Bake according to package directions.
Fire Truck Cookie: Cut the top right corner off a graham cracker. Spread red icing on the graham cracker. Break one Oreo cookie apart and add to the "truck" as wheels. Use black icing to draw the ladder or decorate as desired. Yum! Yum!