Friday, September 16, 2016

Toddler Playschool: C is for Community Helpers Lesson Plan {free printable}

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Exploring Community Helpers with toddlers and preschoolers is one of my very favorite themes.  With the wide variety of individuals that help run or cities and towns, it opens up so many avenues for exploration and discovery. Below you can find our todder lesson plan for community helpers such as firefighters, mail carriers, librarians, and more.
 

 
This curriculum is ideal for 2-3 year olds. We'll be reinforcing colors and shapes and introducing letters and numbers. There will also be exploration of different themes each week as we proceed through the alphabet. It provides a flexible framework of activity ideas that can used in the home or classroom. Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please see here for more info.
 
Books
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker     
Fire Engine Man by Andrea Zimmerman
Send It by Don Carter
Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
 
Songs and Fingerplays
Can You Hammer a Nail?
(Do Your Ears Hang Low tune)
Can you hammer a nail?
Can you saw a piece of wood?
Are you handy with a saw?
Can you use them like you should?
A construction worker can
Use these tools in different ways
Each and every day.
 
5 Little Firefighters
Five little firefighters standing in a row.
Ring goes the bell, down the pole they go.
They jump on the engine and put out the fire.
Now they're back home, but my, they're tired.
 
These are My Glasses
(Laurie Berkner Band)
 

 
Literacy
C Page for Alphabet Book
Create a page for the alphabet book. Each page is blank except for the week's letter. Children can be provided with an open-ended activity to decorate the page of their book.  Or you can use the suggested activities to set up an activity to create the page. Once done, pages can be laminated and bound with spiral binding or rings. You can find a template for this book here.

Write a Letter
Materials Needed:
paper
markers, crayons, stampers
stickers
envelopes

How To:
Encourage children to "write" a letter to someone. The products can be mailed or hand-delivered to their intended recipients.

 
Picture Book Scavenger Hunt
 
 
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 If you missed any of the other lesson plans in this series, you can find them here:
I'd love for you to join us on our adventure! If you share on social media, use the hashtag #toddlerplayschool so I can see all of your wonderful activities!

 

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