This free community helpers activities pack can help you teach your kids about emergencies and more.
These printables provide educational information, as well as providing fun activities for kids to complete.
Knowing what to do in an emergency is essential! These community helpers worksheets make sure your kids are ready, if necessary.
Find out more about these free activities and get your free set today!
Why These Community Helpers Activities Are Important
As a parent, you teach your kids so many things.
Often, these lessons involve everyday life – like how to wash the dishes, proper hygiene, and manners.
All of those things are important and help your kids as they grow.
But, sometimes essential skills – like what to do in an emergency – are missed in the hustle and bustle of family life. I can totally relate to that with our erratic homeschool schedule!
Have you ever read a news story about a young child who called emergency personnel to help when one of their loved ones was in danger and wondered how such a young child would know what to do? And then thought, “Gosh! I need to teach my kids that!”?
Well, then I’m so glad you’re here!
This free community helpers activities pack includes printable worksheets that will spark a great lesson about what to do in an emergency. A few reasons why this set is helpful include:
Teaching young learners – Educating your little ones about emergencies at an early age could potentially save lives. Your kids will understand what you’re saying and grasp the idea of an emergency, even more, when you use these community helpers’ activities.
Unique learning experience – Within this activity pack, you’ll find several essential worksheets that offer a creative learning experience to young children.
Fun and simple worksheets – These worksheets are fun and simple enough to complete while keeping your kids engaged in learning activities.
What’s In This Community Helpers Activities Pack?
I’m highlighting a few of the awesome activities found in this community helpers and emergency pack so you can an idea of what’s included.
1. The Emergency Sort Activity
This sorting activity can also be used as fun teaching game. It’s an excellent way to help kids understand things that are and aren’t emergencies.
Not only is it teaching them about emergencies, but this activity also improves fine motor skills. Your kids can use safety scissors to cut out images before pasting them in the correct box.
This worksheet includes images of a tornado, fire, lost wallet, bee, police officer chasing a bad guy, and being late for school. You can use these images as conversation starters about emergencies, like:
- What is an emergency?
- If you need help, does that mean it’s an emergency?
- Who should you ask for help if it is an emergency?
- What are different community helpers that can help during an emergency?
Encourage your kids to think on their own. If they need help, guide your kids through the response.
Also, consider reading a few books about community helpers and emergencies with your kids to make sure these lessons stick.
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman’s Leveled Readers: My World: G) (Bobbie Kalman’s Leveled Readers: My World: G (Paperback))Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear – Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Whose Is It?: Community Workers)National Geographic Readers: Helpers in Your Neighborhood (Pre-reader)Look for the Helpers (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)Show Me Community Helpers: My First Picture Encyclopedia (My First Picture Encyclopedias)Playtown: Emergency: A Lift-the-Flap bookDK Readers L3: Emergency Rescue: Meet Real-Life Heroes! (DK Readers Level 3)
2. Emergency Matching Activity
After enjoying the emergency sort game, your kids can move on to the next activity that involves matching the picture with the emergency. It requires extra thought because children will need to read the text to decide which image pairs with it.
If your children aren’t at the reading stage yet, no worries! You can read the text and ask them which image they think belongs to that text.
After choosing the correct answer, you can encourage your children to draw a line from the image to the right text that matches it.
3. Creating an Emergency List
All children should have an emergency list. And you can hang this list in a frequently visited area (like the refrigerator) for quick reminders and reference!
Working on the emergency list – When your kids are working on the list, they can practice their writing skills. If necessary, you can lightly write the words for your kids to trace.
Great ways to learn how to write new things, such as the name of their parents, the city and state they live in, an emergency phone number, and a meeting place if getting separated from the parents.
You can also use this opportunity to teach your kids your cell phone number and the number to contact in an emergency, such as a family member or friend.
4. Community Helpers Activities for Coloring and Matching
Super simple (yet valuable) worksheet for your kids to pair black-and-white images with their colorful matches on the right-hand side of the paper.
With this printable activity, your kids learn:
- Different emergency personnel and what types of vehicles they use
- Quick identification of these vehicles
- How to know what to look for (colors, words, sizes)
5. Tracing, Drawing, and Coloring Pages
In this free printable set, you’ll find two trace, draw, and color pages. One of the cool worksheets includes an outline of a police hat!
- Children can trace the lines and then color. If your kids prefer, let them use their favorite colors to customize their work.
- Once your kids are finished coloring, you can help them cut along the outer lines and glue the hat to a popsicle stick.
- Your kids could use their police hat prop with stuffed animals or similar toys for some creative play.
More Ideas for Using This Free Activities Pack
In this free set, you’ll also find activities for:
- Completing the emergency vehicles pattern
- Helping a police officer catch the bad guy (number maze – great for using a dot-a-dot marker!)
- Firefighter maze
As with the other activities, open up the conversation with your kids about what they’re working on. Check in to see if they have any questions or observations.
You’ll want to have these supplies on hands for enjoying these worksheets:
- Color pencils
- Safety scissors
- Paste, glue, or glue stick
- Wood craft sticks (optional)
- Dot-a-Dot markers (bingo daubers)
Get Your Free Community Helpers Activities Pack
WooHoo! You’re on your way to making learning fun for your kids with this free set.
This free pack includes 10 pages of activities with community helpers and emergency themes:
- Emergency Sort Activity
- Emergency or Not Matching
- Emergency List
- Color and Match Emergency Vehicles
- Finish the Firetruck Trace and Color
- Trace and Color Police Cap
- Complete the Emergency Vehicle Patterns
- Help the Police Offer Number Maze
- Firefighter Maze
- Emergency Match (personnel to vehicle)
You may print as many of these pages as you need to enjoy with your kids, class, homeschool co-op, or library event. Want to share with a friend or co-worker? Sweet! Please share the link to this post 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!
To get this FREE Community Helpers Activities Pack, all you need to do is subscribe to Rock Your Homeschool.
When you join the Rock Your Homeschool community, you’ll receive this printable PDF file in an email, along with a super-secret password that opens the vault to all RYHS freebies.
In addition to your freebies, you get a weekly email with ways to make life and learning fun.
(Psst! Current RYHS members just need to access the Subscriber Freebies page and enter the password in your welcome email.)
Learning about community helpers and what to do in an emergency can be fun for your kids!
What ideas do you have for using this free community helpers activities set with your kids? Any other resources you’d include?