JOBS & TOOLS Community Helpers Matching Games

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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The JOBS & TOOLS Community Helper Matching Games will help you achieve Social Studies Standards as students learn about the roles and responsibilities of a variety of occupations. This is the ideal resource for Preschool. Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten TK, and Kindergarten students who are learning about Careers, Community Helpers, My Town, and more!

Your students will be fully engaged when they play the community helper matching games as they identify, sort, classify, and describe the jobs people do and the tools they use.

Featured in JOBS & TOOLS Community Helpers Matching Games:

  • Job Cards of 12 Different Occupations
  • Tools of the Trade Cards (there are 3 Tool Cards for each Job)
  • Three Print Options are available for the Jobs & Tools Cards:
    • Full Color
    • Ink Saver/Low Ink
    • Black & White

  • Jobs & Tools Sorting Mat (Color and Black & White print options)
  • What Tools Do I Use? Sorting Mat (Color and Black & White print options)
  • Anchor Chart/Pocket Chart Sorting Labels (Color and Black & White print options)
  • When I Grow Up Class Book Cover & Student Page Printables

Jobs & Tools includes these twelve Community Helpers:


Construction Worker





Hair Stylist

Police Officer


Mail Carrier


Airline Pilot

Here's how to use the Jobs & Tools resource in your lesson plans!

  1. Use the Jobs & Tools Cards to introduce your class to different community helpers and the tools they use for their job. The Anchor Chart Sorting Labels are great for students to use in a pocket chart to sort and classify the cards.
  2. Read a book about Careers and play a Jobs & Tools Matching Game at circle time.
  3. Play a What Tool Do I Use? Game during small groups at the teacher table or for an independent center activity.
  4. Challenge your students' critical thinking skills with the Sorting Mats.
  5. Use the Class Book Template to invite your class to imagine what Jobs & Tools they'll use when they grow up.

***Your students will love these incredible Community Helpers Fine Motor Activities for Table Time, in a busy box or morning work tub, and at the Writing Center!


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