Thanks to the help of the home daycare and preschool that my friend runs, we were able to capitalize on some neat events for our Community Helpers Week. It's so important for kids to develop an understanding of their community and their role within it because it not only helps kids to develop a sense of belonging, it also creates a sense of citizenship and ownership at an early age. Hopefully, if they understand their community early in their lives, they will become interested in involving themselves and supporting their communities later on.
We were visited by a real police officer from our town, who talked to the kids about some basic safety guidelines pertinent to kids.
Lentil for the town life aspects of it. If you'd like to see some of the ideas I've collected to use in future community helpers units, check out my Pinterest board here.