I’ve been very busy these past few weeks visiting the schools! I’ve finished Kelley School, which feels like a huge accomplishment, and now I’m onto Perkins and Lincoln (PreK-2). For these younger kids, we are focusing on community helpers!
First, we talk about Summer Reading at the library and read a couple of stories together, then we move on to these super fun (AND EASY) stations!
Station 1: Matching Puzzle Game
At this station, the kids simply have to match the community helper to a tool or object they use. For example, the librarian and her books, or the road worker and his “SLOW” sign. Hoarding puzzle pieces has been an issue with some kids, but there has also been a lot of good teamwork going on.
Station 2: Dress Up!
Another simple station- dressing up! We have smocks and hats, and the kids get to take turns dressing as different community helpers. Super easy for the grownups in this situation– just let ’em loose!
Station 3: Community Helper Action Figures
I just love these little action figures, and so do the kids! As you can see in the picture below, we set out a table with the helpers and some books that go with them. The kids can match the figure to its corresponding book, or just play freely with them!
…and that’s it! Nowhere near as complicated as the stations at Kelley, but still very engaging and possibly even more fun!