Heroes in our Community!


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 Toolbelt
  • Center Play – Dramatic Play
  • Reflection