Do you teach a community helpers theme in your preschool or pre-k classroom? You can help your kids celebrate all the different types of work that people do by extending the learning into your community helpers math center activities.
As your kids participate in these fun, hands-on community helpers math center activities around a common theme, they will begin to develop important math skills that will help them build a solid foundation for future math success.
Community Helper Math Activities
Your kids are going to love these fun, hands-on community helpers activities and games that will help them develop number sense and build important math skills like counting, one-to-one correspondence, numeral recognition and more!
Here are just some of the helpers you might want to include in your community helpers preschool theme:
- Construction workers
- Sanitation worker (garbage truck)
- Mail Carrier/Postal Worker
- Fire Fighter
Community Helpers Graph
Are your kids learning about the concept of more and less? Here’s a community helpers activity that will provide your students with a fun way to collect and record data! Students will enjoy rolling the cube and recording their rolls on the recording sheet. This printable activity is available in the Community Helper Math Packet.
Are your kids learning how to count to 5 and recognize numerals? This easy to assemble community helpers printable book helps reinforce number sense, numeral identification, and counting; it’s available in the Community helper Math Packet.
Community Helpers Patterns
Help your students develop logical thought and reasoning skills with this patterning activity available in the Community Helper Math Packet.
Are your kids learning how to count with one-to-one correspondence? This fun community helper races game will help build number sense and one to one correspondence skills. Students will roll a die and move their playing piece towards the hospital. You can find this activity in the Community Helper Math Packet.
Here’s a fun board game that supports the development of number sense and one-to-one correspondence skills. Can you help the police officer get to the station? This printable board game is located in the Community Helper Math Packet.
Play Dough Counting Mats
Do your kids love to play with play dough? They’ll have a blast counting and loading trash bags on the garbage truck with this fun play dough math activity! The Community Helper Play Dough Counting Mats are available in the community helper Math Packet.
Number Identification Game
Are your kids learning how to identify numerals? This is a super fun game that can be played using numbers 0-10 or numbers 0-20 depending on your student’s ability levels. The playing cards are available in black and white and color for your convenience. Also included are two printable recording sheets in black and white, one for each version of the game. This game is available in the Community Helper Math Packet.
Numeral Quantity Game
This is the ultimate number sense game! Invite your kids to identify the numeral on their wheel, and then match the cards with the correct quantity to the wheel. This game is available in the Community Helper Math Packet.
Community Helpers Books
Oh, and you’re going to want some good community helpers books to read aloud to your kids! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back, you can find a huge list of age-appropriate community helper books for preschool HERE.
More Community Helper Resources
- Community Helper Books About Food-Related Jobs– These books can help expand your preschoolers’ knowledge about food-related jobs and helpers.
- Books About Police Officers and Other Safety Helpers– Police officers, crossing guards, lifeguards, and security officers are important people in the community who help keep us safe. These books can help your preschoolers learn more about the work of these helpers.
- Community Helper Activities for Preschoolers – Here are 11 activities to explore this theme in your classroom!