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EHS Community Helpers

Updated: Jan 12, 2021

Changes to Environment


Community Helper Puppets Community Helper Dress-Up Clothes Community Helper Posters Community Helper Books Community Helper Figurines Camera Newspaper Road Signs Community Helper Vehicles Doctor Kit Community Helper Puzzles Mailbox made from a cardboard box Community Helper Vehicles made from cardboard boxes Cash Register Phone Book Telephone Police Badge Tool Kit Red, yellow, orange tissue paper Walkie Talkies Menus Oxygen Tanks (made from 2-liter bottles) Community Helper Puppets Work bench Beauty Supply Kit Empty Mouthwash Bottle Toothpaste Box Construction Cones Water Pump Red, yellow, and orange construction paper Red, yellow, and orange paint Envelopes Stamps Cell Phone Dalmatian (Firefighter Dog) German Shepard (Police Dog) Mail Bag Bakers hat Apron Rolling pin, pie pan, etc Water table: yellow, orange, red foam pieces cut to look like fire, small buckets, squirt bottles, plastic firefighters and fire trucks, etc. Could also place firehats in area for children to wear while playing in table. Sensory table: dirt, rocks, dump trucks, safety cones, road signs, pvc pipes, etc. Could also place hard hats and construction worker vests in area for children to wear while playing in table.


Teaching Concepts for Indoor Experiences


1. Practice dialing 911 2. Finger paint “fire” with red, orange, and yellow paint 3. Community Helper Match Up File Folder Game (match Community Helpers to their community vehicles) 4. Block Building 5. Discuss each Community Helper and what their role is in the community, look at pictures 6. Construct something out of playdough. 7. Demonstrate the proper way to brush your teeth, practice on doll 8. Draw your favorite Community Helper 9. Set up a bakers shop, post office, police department, etc and pretend play Have Community Helpers come and talk to the classroom (list under Special Activities on Lesson Plan)

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences


1. Practice Stop, Drop and Roll 2. Mail Delivery (drive or crawl around and deliver mail to the mailbox) 3. Set up road signs, drive tricycles and do what the sign tells you to do 4. Pretend play drive thru

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL


1. Community Helpers by Shaun Brown 2. Community Helpers Song (tune: Skip to My Lou) Firefighters help in many ways, Putting out fires everyday, To keep us safe throughout the day. Firefighters help us everyday! Mail carriers help in many ways, Picking up our mail everyday, Sending our letters on their way. Mail carriers help us everyday! Teachers help in many ways, Reading with children everyday, Teaching students throughout each day. Teachers help us every day! Policeman help in many ways, Patrolling the streets everyday, To protect us at work and play. Policemen help us everyday! 3. Doctor Knickerbocker Doctor Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker, number nine He likes to dance and keep in time So let’s get the rhythm of the feet Now we’ve got the rhythm of the feet Now let’s get the rhythm of the number nine One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine Doctor Knickerbocker, knickerbocker, number nine He likes to dance and keep in time Now let’s get the rhythm of the hips Now we’ve got the rhythm of the hips Now let’s get the rhythm of the feet Now we’ve got the rhythm of the feet Now let’s get the rhythm of the number nine One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine Doctor Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker, number nine He likes to dance and keep in time Now let’s get the rhythm of the hands Now we’ve got the rhythm of the hands Now let’s get the rhythm of the hips Now we’ve got the rhythm of the hips Now let’s get the rhythm of the feet Now we’ve got the rhythm of the feet Let’s get there rhythm of the number nine One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine (Continue on adding different body parts) 4. 911 Rap I know a number that is really hot, It’s only for people in a hot hot spot. If you see a fire, If you see a crime, The number is the same every single time. This very special number is never for fun This very specal number is 911. 5. I’ve Been Working on the Railroad I’ve been working on the railroad. All the live-long day. I’ve been working on the railroad. Just to pass the time a-way. Don’t you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn’. Don’t you hear the captain shouting; Dinah blow your horn! Some-one’s in the kitch-en with Di-nah Some-one’s in the kitch-en I know oh oh oh Some-one’s in the kitch-en with Di-nah Strum-min’ on the old ban-jo, And sing-in’ Fee Fi Fid-dle-ee aye oh! Fee Fi Fid-dle-ee aye oh oh oh oh! Fee Fi Fid-dle-ee aye oh! Strum-min’ on the old ban-jo!

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck

Hurry, hurry! Drive the fire truck! Hurry, hurry! Drive the fire truck! Hurry, hurry! Drive the fire truck! Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

Hurry, hurry! Climb the ladder...

Up, up, up, up, up! Hurry, hurry! Squirt the water...

Squirt, squirt, squirt, squirt, squirt! Hurry, hurry! Save the people....

Save, save, save, save, save! Hurry, hurry! Put the fire out....

Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh!

Winter Version Hurry, hurry! Drive the snow plow... Scrape, scrape, scrape, scrape, scrape! Hurry, hurry! Fix the power... climb, climb, climb, climb climb! Hurry, hurry! Build a snowman... pat, pat, pat, pat, pat!


2. Where is the Firefighter? Where is the firefighter? Where is the firefighter? Here he is, here she is. Putting out the fires, Putting out the fires, He’s our friend, She’s our friend. 3. Where is the Police Officer? Where is the police officer? Where is the police officer? Here he is, here she is Chasing all the bad guys, Chasing all the bad guys, Keeping us safe, Keeping us safe. 4. Where is the Doctor? Where is the doctor? Where is the doctor? Here he is, here she is. Making us feel better, Making us feel better, He’s our friend, She’s our friend. 5. Where is the Nurse? Where is the nurse? Where is the nurse? Here she is, here he is. Helping out the doctor, Helping out the doctor, She’s our friend, He’s our friend. 6. Where is the farmer? Where is the farmer? Where is the farmer? Here he is, here she is. Growing food for all To make us big and tall, He’s our friend, She’s our friend. 7. In the Mailbox (tune: Are you Sleeping) In the mailbox, in the mailbox, Look and see, look and see! A package or a postcard! A letter from my grandma! Just for me, just for me! In the mailbox, in the mailbox, Look and see, look and see! A magazine that’s dandy! A valentine with candy! Just for me, just for me! Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning


1. Scavenger hunt

You can gather a list or some ideas include looking for particular shapes, colors, items that are a certain length, or items that start with a particular sound.


2. Make an ABC/123 Sensory Bin

Take letter shapes, scrabble tiles, letter puzzle pieces, etc. and bury them in a sensory bin. You can use any fillers such as rice or sand. Set up a letter wash with warm, soapy water and foam or plastic letters. Alternatively, you can use numbers too.


3. Farm Fresh 360-Virtual Field Trip




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