Looking for a fun learning center that will help your students think about community workers? Try these free sorting mats!
Your download comes with four sorting mats and six pictures for each mat.
How to assemble
1. Print the mats and cards.
2. Laminate. (This is our favorite home laminator!)
3. Cut apart the cards.
4. If desired, attach clear Velcro dots to the mats and cards. Attach the cards to each mat for storage.
5. To play, take out two or more mats. Remove the cards and mix them up. Have your child name the pictures and determine where the pictures belong.
My Three has learned a lot about community helpers in the last month, as we’ve spent many hours reading over a hundred books about community helpers! All that reading has really helped him expand his vocabulary.
These mats provided an opportunity to use that knowledge.
He could identify most, but not all, of the pictures by himself.
Doing these sorting mats together is such a great activity for him! He has to identify the pictures, think about how the objects are used, and determine which community helpers would use them.
There was lots of critical thinking going on!
Your download comes with four mats: firefighter, police officer, baker, and mail carrier. The other pictures you see are from our Community Helpers theme (soon to be updated and re-released).
I chose mats that were easy to contrast: farmer and nurse, for example.
Hairdresser and grocer was another easy contrast.
We finished with artist and garbage collector.
These sorting mats are wonderful for at-home learning or for a center activity in a preschool classroom. Download the sample set below.
Thank you so much, my kindergarten class, truly enjoyed the activity.
Thank you so much for sharing, these are great!
So are the mats free I don’t see a link for them
Yes – click on the green box that says “to get your free printable click here.”
The link is no longer working. I’m finding many of your links aren’t working right now, about 1/4 of the ones I’ve clicked have worked.
I just checked it and it worked perfectly. Please disable your ad blocker if the green box isn’t clickable. If the delivery email doesn’t work, please reply to it, and my assistant will check. Thanks!
These mats look wonderful. Do you sell the mats separate from the whole bundle? I’m on a tight budget. Thanks.
No – just part of the set.
Thank you so much for sharing. These are perfect!
You’re very welcome, Darlene!
Thank you so much.
You’re very welcome, Maricor!
Wow! What a great activity Thank you
You’re welcome, Doreen! My son really loves these. They’re such a great vocabulary builder!
This was perfect! Thank you so much!!
You’re very welcome, Cindi!
Love these mats!!! So great for vocabulary development. :o)
Thank you, Erlyne!
I love everything you create!
Thank you so much, Amber!
Thanks for sharing
I hope you get a chance to use them, Jane!
Thank you for this great activity.
You’re very welcome, Carla!
These are so cool! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome, Rebecca!
These are so wonderful !!!
Thank you for sharing !!!!