Kids LOVE thinking about what they want to be when they grow up! This makes teaching Community Helpers even more fun and exciting. These Community Helpers Write and Color the Room will be the perfect addition to your literacy centers while you are teaching about people in our community. They are perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and even first grade.
Community Helpers Write and Color the Room comes with 24 community helper picture cards and 2 pages of write the room recording sheets and 3 pages of color the room recording sheets. It is recommended that you print off the picture cards on cardstock and laminate for extra durability. You can laminate the recording sheets if you want them to be reused; however, I typically just print off copies and let students write on the paper itself.
Getting Community Helpers Write and Color the Room Ready
Prior to having students complete this activity, you will want to randomly place the picture cards throughout your classroom. I typically use double sided tape whenever I want to do something like this. It does a great job of keeping small things, such as these, to stay put on the wall.
All that is left is choosing if you will want your students to Write the Room or Color the Room. Write the Room is perfect for older preschool students, kindergarten, and first grade students.
Color the Room is perfect for toddlers and early preschool students. My daughter is three and LOVED doing the Color the Room.
Doing Community Helpers Write and Color the Room
I find that it is best to use clipboards for students when they are completing this activity. This allows them the freedom to walk around the classroom and write or color anywhere. This is also great because students find clipboards amazingly cool! They are instantly engaged in whatever you are doing if you throw in a clipboard. 🙂
Students will walk around the room, looking for community helper picture cards that match the numbers on their worksheet. If they are doing color the room, they will color the picture of the card that they find. They will continue this until they have colored every single picture on their worksheet.
If students are doing write the room, they will walk around the room looking for the picture cards that are on their worksheet. They will then write the name of the picture card on the corresponding number. I traced the words on the paper for my daughter and she was able to copy the words. Obviously, for kindergarten, they will be able to write the words on their own.
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Looking for more community helper activities to do at home or in the classroom? Check out some great ideas from some of my favorite kid bloggers.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Community Helpers Bingo // The Letters of Literacy
Community Helper Vehicles Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool
Community Helper Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory
Community Helpers Sort and Classify Mats // Fairy Poppins
Community Helpers Sight Words Game // Play and Learn Every Day
I Spy Community Helpers Printable // Powerful Mothering
Community Helper Interactive Poem // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Community Helpers Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Community Helpers Little Readers // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Community Helpers Mazes // Sara J Creations
People Who Help Us Alphabet Match // Adventures of Adam
Community Helper Math Games // Recipe for Teaching
Community Helpers Easy Reader Freebie // The Simplified Classroom
Community Helpers Write and Color the Room // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Community Helper Alphabet Dab Sheets // Playdough to Plato
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I hope that you and your school enjoy Community Helpers Write and Color the Room!