Every child is excited to learn about community helpers. They get a chance to see what it’s like in the world outside of their own home and neighborhood.
Police officers are always a popular topic since kids are curious about what they do and how they protect our communities.
This police officer paper bag puppet craft is the perfect way for kids to learn about community helpers while having a blast playing pretend!
This paper bag puppet craft is perfect for rainy days or any time you need a little excitement. All you need is a paper bag, some construction paper, and some scissors and glue.
Kids will love getting to design their own police officer, complete with badge and uniform. And when they’re done, they can put on a puppet show for the whole family!
Police Officer Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Police template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the police template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
If using the boy officer template, glue the eyes on either side of the nose. If using the girl officer template, skip to the next step.
Create the hat by gluing the larger badge to the middle of the hat. Next, glue the hat to the top of the head.
Make the police officer’s body by gluing the shoes to the bottom of the body.
Glue the belt to the middle of the body, just above the leg marks. Take the outer buckle and glue it in the middle of the belt. Then, take the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
Next, glue the tie just above the belt.
Place the badge to the right of the tie and glue it in place.
Take the completed body piece and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Now glue the head to the flap portion of the bag.
Create the arms by gluing hands to the end of the arms.
Finish up by gluing the arms, one on each side of the body, to the side flaps of the bag.
Now your child has a cool police puppet!
Community Helper Ideas
One of the best ways to teach kids about community helpers is to create a unit study. This can be a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about the different people who help keep our communities running.
There are a number of different activities that can be included! Check out our favorite ideas below.
Community Helper Books
Let’s Meet A Police Officer – Kids love learning about police officers and what they do to keep us safe. This book is the perfect way to teach kids about these brave men and women. Through enjoyable stories and illustrations, kids will learn about the important work that police officers do every day. They’ll also learn about the different tools and equipment that police officers use to do their job. This book is a great way to introduce kids to the brave men and women who keep our communities safe.
Delivering Your Mail – The mail carrier is one of the most important people in the community. They help to connect people by delivering letters and packages. This book is gives a peek into the life of a mail carrier. It’s a great way to help young kids understand what it is maill carriers do!
Whose Hands Are These? – Kids will love testing their detective skills with this book about community helpers. On each page, they’ll find a series of clues that will help them guess who the mystery helper is. With fun illustrations and simple text, this book is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
Community Helpers Crafts
Kids today are often so focused on digital activities that they miss out on the benefits of crafting. Crafting is not only a fun activity, but it can also help kids to develop important skills.
Crafting can help kids become more creative and better able to problem solve. It can also help kids to develop fine motor skills and improve their hand-eye coordination. And finally, crafting is a great way for kids to express themselves and learn about new materials and techniques.
So the next time your kids are looking for something to do, check out these community helpers crafts:
Community Helpers Craft – Turn your child into one of their favorite community helpers with this fun and easy craft. They’ll love being able to help out in the neighborhood just like they see on TV. Best of all, it’s a great activity for kids that will keep them entertained
Firetruck Craft – This fun fire truck craft is perfect for kids who love community helpers. They’ll enjoy creating their very own fire truck using simple materials that you probably have on hand. Plus, this activity is a great way to teach them about safety and how firefighters help keep our communities safe.
Community Helpers Activities
Do you have a little one who loves pretending to be a doctor? Check out these pretend play doctor printables that are perfect for kids! They’ll get to explore the medical profession while having fun too.
Explore the exciting world of firefighters with this fun and educational firefighter playdough kit. Kids will love using their imagination to create all sorts of adventures for these brave men and women. With this set, they’ll be able to learn about what it takes to be a firefighter while having hours of sensory exploratory play.
These community helpers worksheets are a fun way to help kids learn about the different people who help keep their community running. From firefighters to doctors, these printables will introduce your child to some of the many jobs out there. Plus, they’re perfect for keeping kids busy on a rainy day!
Do your kids love firefighters? Mine do! These firefighter math worksheets are perfect for preschoolers who want to learn more about community helpers. The worksheets are packed with fun activities that will help them develop their math skills.
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Activities For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Police template
- Download the police template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
- If using the boy officer template, glue the eyes on either side of the nose. If using the girl officer template, skip to the next step.
- Create the hat by gluing the larger badge to the middle of the hat. Next, glue the hat to the top of the head.
- Make the police officer's body by gluing the shoes to the bottom of the body.
- Glue the belt to the middle of the body, just above the leg marks. Take the outer buckle and glue it in the middle of the belt. Then, take the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
- Next, glue the tie just above the belt.
- Place the badge to the right of the tie and glue it in place.
- Take the completed body piece and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
- Now glue the head to the flap portion of the bag.
- Create the arms by gluing hands to the end of the arms.
- Finish up by gluing the arms, one on each side of the body, to the side flaps of the bag.