FYI: This activity launches a career exploration discussion with early learners that can supplement any unit during the year.
Begin by asking early learners what they know about the careers that people they know have?
Then ask them what career they would like to have one day? Will your answer be mostly “Superheroes”?
If so, then try this activity. Show the students the tools around the outside of the worksheet and the career pictures in the center. Have the students name the tools as labelled and ask which they have seen before? Now have them draw lines to the pictures they think go with each tool. Instead of the paper worksheet you may choose to cut out the pictures and tools and have them match the pictures that go together and then the tools that go with those pictures. After they are finished you can show the answer sheet so they can see how close they came to being correct.
You could then revisit one tool a day with examples of how each is used in a different career. Return to the original lesson after all the tools have been discussed to allow them to see progress in their mastery of the matching activity.
As an extension, you might address career exploration in LA, History, Art, and STEM. Engage in any activity that involves manipulating, measuring, counting, drawing, arranging and of course creating stories and characters who use tools for tradesmen, researchers and engineers.