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Community Helpers Discussion Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Spark conversations about the roles of different community helpers with a set of Community Helper Discussion Cards.

Community Helper Activities for Primary Learners 

Ask your students what they want to be when they grow up, and they will probably say something like “a doctor” or “a teacher.” This discussion card set is perfect for students to learn about the organizations and people that improve our communities daily. Filled with engaging scenarios, students can talk about how these community helpers help others in need.

Discuss these topics and review the jobs that provide goods and services in the community. This resource gives students a set of 16 Community Helper discussion cards and an accompanying writing response worksheet.

Extend Your Community Helpers Lesson Plan

  • Challenge your students to identify a community helper they aspire to be when they grow up and write sentences or make a mini-book about that role.
  • Try out a Community Helpers Craft Activity or Flash Card deck and make something great!
  • Supplement your discussions with one of our Community Helper Worksheets!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download your PDF or Google Slides resource. Print your document and prepare your students for some deep conversations about needs and wants.

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


Don’t stop there—check out more social studies activities like these to help your students learn more about their community: 

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Learn about community helpers and the jobs they do with a set of interactive clip cards.

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A set of 38 half-size community helpers picture posters showing different community helpers and where they work.

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