Community Helpers – Sort & Classify Mats


These free community helper sort and classify mats are so much fun for kids learning about people who help us!

These mats come in two styles, blank mats and mats with pictures. The mats with the pictures can be great for young children who enjoy matching and finding the picture that is the “same”.


First I printed and laminated the community helper mats and cards. Then I cut along the dotted lines to separate the cards.


How to Play

Start by spreading the community helper sort and classify mats around a table. Then put the sorting cards in the middle of the table.

To begin, ask a child to pick up a card and say what it is. For example, they may pick up a picture of a fire truck. Talk about which community helper might drive a fire truck. Then ask the child to find the fire truck on the firefighter mat and place the card on top. The children can continue playing until all of the cards are sorted.


If you love these sort and classify mats, be sure to check out these sort and classify mats too:

Healthy Eating Sort and Classify

3D Shape Sort and Classify

Four Seasons Sort & Classify

Animal Habitats Sort & Classify

You can grab these free Community Helper mats from my TpT store.



More Community Helper Activities


For more free and awesome community helpers activities check out the following links.



Bingo // The Letters of Literacy

Vehicles Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool

Pattern Block Mats // The STEM Laboratory

Sort and Classify Mats // Fairy Poppins

Sight Words Game // Play and Learn Every Day

I Spy Printable // Powerful Mothering

Interactive Poem // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection

Little Readers // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Mazes // Sara J Creations

People Who Help Us Alphabet Match // Adventures of Adam

Math Games // Recipe for Teaching

Easy Reader Freebie // The Simplified Classroom

Write and Color the Room // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Alphabet Dab Sheets // Playdough to Plato


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