Community Helpers – Firefighters
Hello, my friends! I can't wait to learn about the people that help our community! This weeks lessons were planned by Mrs. Munoz from Sonora Elementary School! There are a variety of community helpers! Firefighters help to protect their communities on a daily basis. Let's learn more about Firefighters!

Today’s Activities


Theme: Community Helpers – Firefighters

Listen to the Scholastic Stories on Day 20. Click the link and then scroll down to Day 20.

First, listen to Dot the Fire Dog, then read the story A Very Busy Firehouse.

Complete the puzzler activities below the stories. Click the link and then scroll down to Day 20.

Make sure to use the “read along” feature for the story  A Very Busy Firehouse. IF the actiities on the website are too difficult try this word-picture matching sheet instead. If you cannot print or do not have a packet yet, just read the word aloud and have your child touch or point to the matching picture.


Write a Thank You letter to the fire department. Finish this sentence. Thank you firefighters for ______________. Then draw a picture for the firefighters.

Have a parent help you with the writing portion. Parents can use a highlighter to write the message then have the child trace over it. You can use ths template for the letter.  If you can’t print, open it up in your word processor and help your child copy and paste pictures from the internet into the box.

Parents can write the letter for their child with input. If your child is having trouble talking, ask them yes or no questions (i.e., do you want to thank them for helping keep us safe? What about rescuing cats from trees? How about putting out fires?) then write it in. You can also bring up images on google images and have your child point to the ones they want you to add into the picture section of the letter.

Make A Firetruck

Let’s make a firetruck out of flat shapes.

Watch the video but have a parent help with the cutting if needed. If the process of cutting and assembling is too long, parents can pre-cut the pages and have your child just do the assembly. Use this template (print 2 copies). Cut the shapes from one copy then paste or arrange on the shapes on the other copy. If you can’t print or don’t have a packet, open the word doc and move the shapes around and help your child arrange the shapes digitally.


Watch this video I Want To Be A Firefighter

What does a firefighter do? Would you like to become a firefighter? 

Watch the video and discuss with your child. If your child has trouble coming up with answers give them two choices (i.e., Would being a firefighter be scary or fun? What would you like better, Fighting Fires or Helping People? etc.), or you could ask yes/no questions (Do you want to be a firefighter? Do you like firefighters? Do firefighters help us? etc.)

Let's Move and Dance

Join in and sing-a-long with Fireman Ross and his Worker Friends in Fireman Big & Strong – The Workers.

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In-Hand Resources


Community Helpers – Firefighters In Hand Packet

Teaching Tips

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Speech & Language

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