Learning about community helpers is always a fun theme in the classroom or home, and can spark so many fun conversations with children. In addition to reading about community helpers, playing bingo is a fun way to build vocabulary around a concept and a game that almost everyone enjoys. These community helpers bingo boards are a great activity to add to your unit, or to use anytime!
Community Helpers Bingo
These bingo cards are perfect to use in a small group in the classroom or at home with your own children.
There are 6 different boards containing 9 different community helpers; police officer, firefighter, veterinarian, detective, mail carrier, doctor, dentist, teacher, and librarian.
In the classroom, I print them off and laminate them to keep them sturdy, and I do the same with the calling cards.
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We use counting bears for markers, but small erasers, unifix cubes, or any other small object would work well.
Sometimes I play whole class bingo, even with just 6 different cards, because this allows more kids to win and shout “Bingo!” which makes it that much more fun!
I pull a card and show it underneath my document camera (for whole class) or hold it up to the group so that they can see to find the match. I am sure to say the name to build the vocabulary, and I might even ask questions such as “what does a dentist do?” to help build understanding before moving on.
We play until someone has 3 in a row and calls “Bingo” – then we clear our boards and play again.
I find with younger children you can play until blackout (which everyone will get at the same time with this version) and they still find it really fun, especially with a sticker or fun prize at the end!
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Then, scroll down for even more community helper themed fun!
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Community Helpers Bingo // The Letters of Literacy
Community Helper Vehicles Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool
Community Helper Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory
Community Helpers Sort and Classify Mats // Fairy Poppins
Community Helpers Sight Words Game // Play and Learn Every Day
I Spy Community Helpers Printable // Powerful Mothering
Community Helper Interactive Poem // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Community Helpers Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Community Helpers Little Readers // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Community Helpers Mazes // Sara J Creations
People Who Help Us Alphabet Match // Adventures of Adam
Community Helper Math Games // Recipe for Teaching
Community Helpers Easy Reader Freebie // The Simplified Classroom
Community Helpers Write and Color the Room // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Community Helper Alphabet Dab Sheets // Playdough to Plato