Kindergarten Daily Reading Activities: Community Helpers

Welcome to Community Helpers. We'll provide five days of reading lessons designed to engage your child in an exploration of how we play a role in our communities.

Day 1 Activity

Let’s Watch: Let’s Go to Work

Watch the video Let's Go to Work to learn how firefighters get ready for a day's work.

Let’s Read: See Me Work

People do different jobs. Learn what jobs the people you see in the photos do.

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Project: Draw a Job 

  • Think of a job you know that is not in the text.
  • Draw a picture of someone doing that job.
  • Write a sentence using this frame: See me _____. My job is to _____.

Hands-On Activity: Guess the Job 

  • Take turns acting out jobs from the text.
  • Choose a job from the text and silently act it out.
  • Have your partner guess which job you are acting out.
  • Switch roles until you have acted out all the jobs in the text.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 2 Activity

Let’s Reread: See Me Work

People do different jobs. Learn what jobs the people you see in the photos do.

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Vocabulary & Language: Make Action Word Flashcards 

  • Write each action word from the text on an index card.
  • On the other side of the card, draw a picture of the action word.
  • Show the picture side of the cards to a partner so he or she can guess the action words.

Response Writing: Ask Questions About a Job 

  • Think of a job you would like to know more about.
  • Use the question words who, what, where, when, and why to write or dictate questions you can ask someone who does this job. For example: Who do you ____? What ____ do you ____? Where do you ____? When do you ____? Why ____?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 3 Activity

Let’s Watch: Helping Hands

Watch the video Helping Hands to learn more about different ways we can help each other.

Let’s Read: Give and Take

If you want something, you can give away something else or help someone. Read how that works!

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Hands-On Activity: Practice “Thank You” Sayings 

  • Practice saying thank you by adding a word or phrase to the expression or using different words. For example, you could say “Thanks a million!” or “Thanks. You’re the greatest!”
  • Complete phrases like these: “Thanks. That’s _____.” “Thanks so much. You _____.” “You’re _____. Thanks a bunch.”
  • Share your thank you sayings.

Project: Make a Give and Take Book 

  • Imagine you are cleaning out your closet. You will need to give away one toy. You will take a favorite toy to keep.
  • Draw a picture of what you will take and what you will give away.
  • Make a cover for your book that includes the words Give and Take.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 4 Activity

Let’s Reread: Give and Take

If you want something, you can give away something else or help someone. Read how that works!

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Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Response Writing: Write About Give and Take 

  • Write sentences about how you give to others and take from others at home. Complete these sentences: I give something when I _____. I take something when I _____.
  • Share your sentences with a partner.

Research Connection: Explore Bike Safety 

  • It is important to follow safety rules when riding a bike. Work with a partner to use online sources or nonfiction books to find out safety rules for bike riders.
  • Draw a picture that shows you following an important bike safety rule.
  • Share what you learned about being safe when riding a bike.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 5 Activity

Let’s Review

This week you've learned about how people help each other in families and communities. Today, read and talk more about how different jobs can help.

Let’s Read: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

There are so many different jobs to do! Read to find out more about them.

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Take it Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Hands-On Activity: Make a Map 

  • Draw a map of your community or neighborhood. Label the different jobs you see people doing. How else do you see people helping?

Family Support

Have children tell a story about themselves or someone they know being a helper. Encourage them with prompts, such as “And then what happened?” They can also act out the story with costumes and props. Discuss how helping others can make a community strong.

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