What’s My Job?

What’s My Job?

Materials: Links to assist: What’s My Job Game
Books to assist: When I Grow Up Game



  1. Mentors will begin the lesson by showing the YouTube ‘What’s My Job?’ video. Be sure to pause after the job introduction to allow students time to guess. You may call on them by name or ask for volunteers via raising their hands or using the thumbs up/raise hand feature on the virtual platform.
  2. After showing the ‘What’s My Job?’ video, ask students if they saw any jobs that are what they want to do/be one day. Ask for volunteers to share out
  3. When all students have shared who would like to, go ahead and share the read aloud ‘When I Grow Up’ – it’s pretty great and a fun book to end with.
  4. Let students know that it’s a fun thing to think about – what they want to be – but that they have plenty of time to decide and that it’s okay if it changes all the time! They have so many things to learn and a lot of life to live before they have to make a decision, but also remind them that it is a fantastic thing to start dreaming about right now!

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Grade Range: PreK-2nd

Time: 20 minutes **Consider using the hand raise/thumbs up feature of your virtual platform to assist with determining who will answer.**


Synopsis: Mentors will begin with a job guessing game followed by a virtual read aloud of the ‘When I Grow Up’ book (alternatively, if you prefer to order and read yourself, I’ve included a link for the Berenstain Bears book). You will have a discussion about different jobs and begin to help the students to think about what they might want to be one day.