Free Ways to Learn About Police Officers

December 30, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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There is a controversy behind police officers today, and chances are that your children are aware of this as well. That is why learning about police officers is extremely essential to teach our kids and these free ways to learn about police officers  can help.

Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers Police


I think we have all had our own experiences with the police in some way or the other. Whether the experience is good or bad, it is a fact that police officers are a huge help to our communities.

If you have ever tried to call for them in your time of need, then you would know this to be true.

The first community helper to respond to my past domestic abuse call was a police officer, the first to respond when my vehicle flipped three times from the median of a road was a police officer, and this can go on and on.

One time as a single mom I walked into a police station because I was at my wit’s end with my eldest daughter. I told them about her bad choices and that I didn’t know what else to do.

A police officer told me not to worry and continued to lecture my daughter about what could happen if she continued down the wrong path. I will be forever grateful for these things.

There are many police officers in New York and Florida that I know. These men and women care for their community, care about the people they protect and serve, and risk their lives daily so that we don’t have to.

I feel it is necessary to show this truth to our children. There are police officers out there, doing what lost people do in a lost world. The media will tell your kids all about that side.

Until then, I feel it is important we share with them how we can help – how we can do our part.

Teach them perspective for the blue:

Respecting Police Officers – Family Night Lesson | One She Two She

Community Helpers – Fostering Positive Relationships with Police FREE Download | Teacher’s Brain – Cindy Martin

There is no need to get too deep with our kids before time. You will know when it is time to tackle this very difficult subject with your children. Until then, add police officers to your community helper unit to learn more about these essential workers trying to keep our communities safe.

We can teach our children about a police officer’s role (i.e. protect the public, ensure people obey the law, and to help make people feel safe.)

Explore these FREE ways to learn about community helpers – police officers – in your homeschool:

Check out these free resources and unit studies about police officers:

FREE Police Coloring Pages |

Police Office Preschool and Kindergarten Unit (FREE) | Homeschool Creations

FREE Police Printables And Montessori-Inspired Police Activities | Living Montessori Now

Free Police Printables and Montessori-Inspired Police Activities

Kindergarten Police Officer Printables | Confession of a Homeschooler

Preschool Helpers: Police Officers (Simple & Fun Ideas and Activities) | Simple Home Blessings

Police Officer! A Community Helpers Preschool / Kindergarten Series | The Disguised Supermom

Community Helpers: Police Officer FREEBIE | KaytieCasKinder

Police officer Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle

Community Police Officer Info FREE Printable |

Police Dogs | Ducksters

Community Helpers Police Theme for Preschool | Preschool-Plan-It

Teach your kids with police officer–themed printables:

Alphabet Letter P Police Officer Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets | First-School.WS

Community Helpers Week Theme Pre-K FREE Printable (Police Officer) | Domestic Mommyhood

FREE Community Helpers Puzzles | Totschooling

Help! What’s Missing? Help the Community Helper Find the Missing Number/Letter | Markers and Mascara

Sight Word Books Set 4: Community Helpers FREE Emergent Readers | The Measured Mom

Free Emergent Readers text with image examples of community helper cards

Police Counting Activity (FREE) | Barbara Dorsey

Head to the library to check out some books about police officers:

Books About Police Officers And Other Safety Helpers | Pre-K Pages

20 Police Officer Themed Books (and more Community Helper books) | The Measured Mom

100+ Books about Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Books We Love | Turner Tots

Create a police station dramatic/pretend play area:

(Video) Kids Pretend Play Police Cop Stories for Kids | Braxton and Ryder Show

Alex and Eric Pretend Play Police Stories | Toys and Colors

Let’s Pretend: Police Station | Creative Family Fun

Dramatic Play Police Department | Fun365

Police Station Sample FREEBIE-Black & White Version | For a Rainy Day

Enjoy some hands-on activities, crafts, and games all about police officers:

Police Officer Activities for Kids | Fantastic Fun and Learning

Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Police Office

Police Officer Crafts for Kids (National Police Week) | Coolest Family on the Block

FREE Community Helpers Bag Puppet – Police Officer | Carrie Lutz

Printable Police Officer Craft (FREE Printable) | Learn, Create, Love

Make Your Own Police Badge FREE Download |

Craft Preschool Community Helpers Police Officer 48+ Ideas | Share Video Trends

Policeman Toilet Paper Tube Puppet | Making Learning Fun

How To Draw A Police Officer (Video) | Art for Kids Hub

Paper Police Hat Craft | A Dab of Glue will Do

Watch videos about police officers and what they do:

Policeman Keep Us Safe | Little World

Ultimate Police Videos for Kids | Braxton and Ryder Show

Police Officer Hero – Real Rescue Heroes | Fisher-Price

I Want to Be a Police Officer | Little Princess

Preschool Learn to Dance: I’m a Police Officer (Video) | Dance ‘n Beats Lab

Show some appreciation to police officers in your neighborhood:

7 Easy and Inexpensive Appreciation Gifts for Police Officers | Love and Blues

24 Open When Letter Ideas for Police Officers | Love and Blues

Police Officer Appreciation Bags with FREE Printable | Smashed Peas and Carrots

Thank a Police Officer- FREE Police Week/Police Appreciation Printables for Kids | Proud Police Wife

Police Appreciation Bags + FREE PRINTABLE | Laguna Lane

Thank A Police Officer Day 2020-Easy Ideas + FREE Printables | Ammo + Grace

Police Officer FREE Printable Survival Kit – Appreciation Week Goodie Bags | Mommy Octopus

Pray for them:

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (A Simple Printable Prayer) | Ammo + Grace

FREE Police Week Printables | Ammo + Grace

Bible Verse FREE Printables For Police Officers | Staying Home Sawyer

Don’t miss out on our other resources for studying more community helpers with your students:

Printables About Community Helpers

Printables About Community Helpers text with image of three different kinds of community helpers in their job uniforms

Free Community Helpers Printables

FREE Community Helpers Printables text with image collage of a police officer, mailman, and doctor

Free Community Helpers Handwriting Practice

Community Helpers Print Handwriting Practice Free Download text with background illustrated image of a fire station

I know your children will enjoy learning about community helpers! I hope these free community helper printables are helpful for you as you plan your unit study. 

Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers Police

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