Community Helpers: Activities & Crafts

Instructor: Tanieka Ricks
In this lesson, you'll explore how students use creative arts and craft activities to relate to community helpers. Be prepared to embrace how these activities promote life skills and entertainment.

Overview of Arts and Crafts Activities

Arts and crafts activities can provide students with a hands-on way to learn about the different kinds of community helpers they may encounter in their everyday lives, including their roles. Community helpers include doctors, firefighters, guidance counselors, and police officers. In general, arts and crafts activities can be used in a classroom, daycare or home setting to promote eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. They can also help students develop patience, boost self-esteem, and provide creative time with adults or teachers. Below is a list of arts and craft activities, through which students can explore the different types and responsibilities of some common community helpers.

Address Craft Activity

The address craft activity can teach students in grades 1-3 how to remember and write their address, an essential piece of information should they become lost or need to use snail mail. It can also help them understand how police officers assist people or mail carriers work their routes. Materials include an envelope, a pre-made sheet of fake stamps, scissors, colored pencils, and glue.

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