Unit Study: Preschool Community Helpers – Part 3

Target Age Group:

Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K


By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:

  1. Identify and name specific community helpers (e.g., firefighters, police officers, doctors).
  2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of these community helpers.
  3. Recognize the importance of different community helpers in society.
  4. Develop empathy and appreciation for those who serve the community.
  5. Gain a basic understanding of various professions.

Schedule: 5-Day Plan

Day 1: Firefighters

  • Introduce the role of firefighters in the community and discuss fire safety.
  • Explore the equipment and uniforms used by firefighters.
  • Read a book about firefighters and fire safety.
  • Activity: Create a “Firefighter Hat” craft.

Day 2: Police Officers

  • Explore the role of police officers and their responsibilities.
  • Discuss the importance of following rules and laws.
  • Read a book about police officers and community safety.
  • Activity: Create a “Police Badge” craft.

Day 3: Doctors and Nurses

  • Introduce the roles of doctors and nurses in healthcare.
  • Discuss the importance of staying healthy and visiting the doctor.
  • Read a book about doctors and healthcare professionals.
  • Activity: Pretend play “Doctor’s Office” with toy medical supplies.

Day 4: Veterinarians

  • Discover the role of veterinarians in caring for animals.
  • Discuss the different types of animals veterinarians treat.
  • Read a book about veterinarians and animal care.
  • Activity: Create a “Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic.”

Day 5: Community Helper Appreciation

  • Review the roles of different community helpers.
  • Discuss the importance of appreciating and respecting community helpers.
  • Engage in gratitude activities such as making thank-you cards.
  • Activity: Community Helper Appreciation Party.

Resource List:


  1. “Firefighters A to Z” by Chris L. Demarest – Amazon Link
  2. “Police Officers on Patrol” by Kersten Hamilton – Amazon Link
  3. “Doctor Ted” by Andrea Beaty – Amazon Link


  1. “Firefighters for Kids” by Homeschool Pop – YouTube Link
  2. “Police Officers for Kids” by Squeak – YouTube Link
  3. “Going to the Doctor” by Little Angel – YouTube Link


  1. “Firefighter Hat” Craft – Create a firefighter hat using construction paper.
  2. “Police Badge” Craft – Decorate a paper police badge with stickers and markers.
  3. Pretend Play “Doctor’s Office” – Set up a pretend doctor’s office with toy medical supplies.
  4. “Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic” – Pretend to be a veterinarian and care for stuffed animals.
  5. Community Helper Appreciation Party – Engage in gratitude activities and celebrate community helpers.
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