Celebrate Hometown Heroes!


This summer camp lesson plan honors everyday heroes in your community with hands-on activities to engage preschool-age learners. The unit offers five 3-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for circle time, outside play, and table activities. Lessons are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare for kindergarten.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival activity- Playdough
  • Circle time- Jobs that relate to food and animals
  • Water relay
  • Outside play- The Farmer in the Dell
  • Community helpers puzzle
  • Center play- Dramatic play vet center
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Medical counting activity page
  • Circle time- Hardworking helpers in the health field
  • My doctor’s bag
  • Outside play- Plastic syringe water fun
  • Bandage match
  • Center play- Play doctor, surgeon, or nurse
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Fire pattern
  • Circle time- Protect and Serve, what does it mean?
  • Handprint police car
  • Outside play- Cops and Robbers
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll
  • Center play- “Practice” and learn how to dial 911
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Name practice worksheet
  • Circle time- Who is a hardworking helper at school?
  • An apple for a teacher
  • Outside play- Hardworking helpers
  • I am a teacher
  • Center play- Play different people in the school (e.g. principal, cafeteria staff, custodian)
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity- Hardworking helper matching
  • Circle time- Jobs outdoors
  • Mailbag
  • Outside play- Fishing
  • Make your own tool belt
  • Center play- Dramatic play
  • Reflection