These sort and classify mats are so much fun for kids learning about community helpers!
I printed and laminated the community helper mats and cards. To make the matching cards I cut along the dotted lines.
How to play
I spread out the community helper sort and classify mats around the outside of a table. Then I placed the sorting cards in the middle of the table. To begin, I asked a student to pick up a card and say what it was. They picked up a picture of a ‘fire truck’. We talked about which community helper might drive a fire truck. Then the student found the fire truck on the ‘firefighter’ mat and placed the card on top. The students continued to sort all of the cards until they were all sorted.
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