There are so many individuals that work hard every day to make our communities who they are: police, firefighters, delivery drivers, package deliverers, and perhaps, some of the most underappreciated…. Sanitation workers. They keep our neighborhoods clean and do the dirty work in our towns. The book, Trashy Town, follows the day in the life of a trash collector in a whimsical way. A fun book to use in conjunction with this Community Helpers domino game printable.
Community Helpers Comino Activity
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Using this Community Helpers domino game in conjunction with the Trashy Town book helps young learners to expand on literary experiences and make further connections to what they’ve seen in the book. Additionally, this activity works on the important skill of matching like images in a fun way.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE COMMUNITY HELPERS DOMINO ACTIVITY
Printer – In the Rainy Day Mum house we use an HP Envy with Instant Ink
Dice (optional for multiplication modification)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY HELPERS DOMINO ACTIVITY
- Print out the Community Helpers Domino Activity pages. (It is suggested to print in “high quality” to allow the colors to print vibrant.)
- Print on cardstock or laminate domino cards to ensure durability, if desired. This is recommended if the activity is going to be used more than once or in a classroom with multiple children. You may wish to print out more than one set of the cards.
- Cut out the community helper domino pieces. You can store pieces in a plastic zip bag to keep everything together.
- Set up an invitation to learn at a learning station by placing the Community Helpers Domino activity on the table. You may want to stage a few sample pieces that are connected to their match.
HOW TO PLAY THE COMMUNITY HELPERS DOMINO ACTIVITY
Each child is given 5 Community Helper domino pieces. A random piece is drawn and placed in the middle as the starter. Children will then take turns placing their pieces next to an appropriate match. If they don’t have a playable piece, they draw from the extra stack of pieces. Continue playing until the first player runs out of tiles.
MORE COMMUNITY HELPER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Delivery Truck: Milk Cap Phonics from Crayon and Freckles
Community Helpers Number Game from Inspiration Laboratories
Community Helpers Preschool Activities from Mama Smiles
Garbage Truck Videos for Kids from Crayon and Freckles
Garbage Truck Preschool Activities from Crayon and Freckles
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