Looking for some fun ways to incorporate into a unit for community helpers? These fun play dough community helper activities for preschoolers will incorporate a fun way for young children to talk about helpers in our community and work on fine motor skills too.
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This preschool theme is a great way to help little learners be more aware of our community and how each person serves a purpose in our community. It’s an important skill.
Add these to a dramatic play center or in small groups. There are so many ways to use these play dough mats!
Lesson plans for a community helpers unit
These mats include pages to construct for police officers, construction workers, fire fighters, mail carrier and more! It’s so much fun to add to any preschool activities unit.
Incorporate some fun activities to teach kids all about community helpers in a fun way!
Kids will learn all about different community helpers. A preschool teacher can introduce the lesson and even use these mats for a writing center.
Another best way to learn about fun community helpers is using books.
Some of my favorite book ideas for small real alouds are below. These are perfect to add to a community helpers lesson plan.
Teach kids about different jobs
Another great way to help helps learn all about their own community is to talk about postal workers and what they do, garbage collectors and what they do and many more.
A community helper theme is essential in a preschool classroom.
I love making pretend play sets in the classroom or homeschool. Check out this super cute post office, firefighter and more pretend play set with community helpers hats, these are from Totschooling:
Related: Social Skills to Include in Your Homeschool
A great way to incorporate community helpers is to also add letter recognition, number recognition, literacy activities (where they work on lowercase letters too) and more. Check out this FREE set from A Dab of Glue Will Do on write the room community helpers.
Activity ideas for Fine Motor Skills
Role playing community helpers activities are great in a preschool environment because kids love to pretend play.
My second favorite way is to add some fine motor skill activities into my lessons.
I love working with play dough to build fine motor skills, check out these race car play dough mats for kids. ! I love incorporating play dough in my centers and activities.
Kids love working on their literacy skills with these summer sight word play dough mats.! They work very similar to a recording sheet.
Related: The Ultimate List of Play Dough Printable Mats
How to use these printable community helpers play dough mats:
Just print each page (in color if working on play dough) and laminate it.
Have the kids read the prompt (read out lout together) and then they create the item for each ‘community helper’. They will be using their imagination skills as well as their creative thinking skills to make these.
Community helpers coloring sheets
Alternatively, you could have the kids use them as coloring sheets.
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