Community Helper Songs


My Father is a garbage man
my father is a garbage man
pe-ew (Wave hand in front of you nose)

My mother is a baker
my mother is a baker
yum yum (rub tummy)

My sister is a hair dresser
my sister is a hair dresser
curly wurly (pretend to curl hair with finger)

My brother is a cowboy
my brother is a cowboy
yee-haa (Act like a cowboy)
We all go like this
we all go like this
pe-ew, yum yum- curly wurly,yee-haa (do the actions like in the previous verses)


I wrote this song to help my preschool children learn about 911. My children loved it and wanted to sing it all the time. It’s sung to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

9-1-1 is who you call
who you call, who you call
9-1-1 is who you call
when you need some help
doctors, policemen and firemen too
firemen too, firemen too
doctors, policemen and firemen too
are there to help you
call only in an emergency
emergency, emergency
call only in an emergency
and they’ll send help to you


Do you know the Mailman?

Sing to the tune of (Do you know the Muffin Man) Do you know the mailman, the mailman, the mailman?

Do you know the mailman who works on my block?
Yes I’ve seen the mailman, the mailman, the mailman.
Yes I’ve seen the mailman who goes to your house each day.
He drives a white truck, a white truck, a white truck.
He drives a white truck and drops off your mail.
Thank you so much mailman, mailman, mailman.
Thank you so much mailman for all that you do.


The People in Our Town (The Wheels on the Bus)

The librarian in the town says “Read a book, Read a book, Read a book”
The librarian in the town says “read a book” all day long

Other verses:
The firefighter says stop drop roll.
The teacher says let’s learn something.
The carpenter builds lots of things.
The mail carrier brings the mail.
The doctor makes you well.
The dentist says open up.


My children loved to sing this song that I made up for when the garbage truck was in front of our house. Now I sing it with my pre-k students when we study community helpers. Garbage Man (to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man)

Garbage man, garbage man, he picks up the garbage can
Drops the trash in his garbage van
Then he drives away
Takes the trash to the dump, drops it out in a great big lump
Drives away bumpity-bump He’s the garbage man!


“Mailbox Poem” I went to mail a letter and slid right in the box All that you could see of me were my tennis shoes and socks. I self addressed my elbow and air-mail stamped my knee. Soon I would be ready for the next delivery. I folded like an envelope and in a day or so I’d go with all the letters to Japan or Mexico.


“Workers at the Airport” (sung to the tune of “skip to my lou”)

Workers at the airport, Whom will we see?
Workers at the airport, Whom will we see?
Workers at the airport, Whom will we see?
Ticket agents giving tickets to me,

Substitute the phrases with these endings:

Luggage carriers taking bags for me
Pilots flying the plane for me
Attendants bringing food for me
Controllers watching planes for me.


Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.