What grown-ups wear to work

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This fun activity will help your child explore different jobs that might interest them and discover what grown-ups wear to work.

Talk to your child about why grown-ups wear a uniform to work, for example to keep them safe or to make it easy for people to recognise them.

Do they wear a uniform?

Look at the list of jobs below together and ask your child if they think people who work in these jobs usually wear a uniform.

  • Bus driver
  • Teacher
  • Doctor
  • Police officer
  • Hairdresser
  • Vet

Can your child think of any other jobs in which people usually wear a uniform?

Guess the job

Ask your child to match the workers to the reasons for their uniform

  1. Builder
  2. Scientist
  3. Fire fighter
  4. Chef
  5. Shopkeeper

  1. When handling things in the lab, I must wear goggles to protect my eyes.
  2. My uniform is specially designed to protect my from fire and heat.
  3. It is important to cover my hair at work make sure it does not fall in the food.
  4. My uniform helps people to know that they can ask me for help while they are shopping.
  5. Health and safety is really important where I work. I must always wear a hard hat on site.