Posts Tagged "labor day"

Labor Day Kids’ Collage

Your young child can celebrate Labor Day by thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. Start by talking about different professions. Next, page through child-friendly magazines or look online for pictures of people engaging in the type of work that your child just talked about. After finding plenty of pictures, cut (or print, if you're choosing from an online source) them out. What should your child do next? Check out these easy Labor Day art activity and make a creatively crafty "What's My Job?" collage! Materials You'll Need Poster board Clear-drying school glue or glue sticks...

Labor Day Literacy: How-To Make a Career Book

Reading books about careers is one way to celebrate Labor Day with your child. But it’s not the only option. If you’ve already read dozens of books about community helpers, types of jobs and people who work in spaces and places that your child often goes, it’s time to dig deeper. Your little learner can get an extra lesson in “what people do” by making their own book. That’s right, your child can craft their own Labor Day book. After making the kids’ craft, use the book each year to celebrate the holiday! And don’t worry if you’re not on...

Labor Day Themed Treats

With Labor Day on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your family’s celebration. If that includes a backyard barbeque or park-side picnic, check out these fun kid-friendly recipes that all have to do with the theme of the day — labor! Construction Sundae You’ve heard of a dirt sundae. But what about a construction dessert? Add a layer of dirt/soil to the top of ice cream by crushing a mix of chocolate cookies and graham crackers. Place a small-sized toy construction truck or a construction-themed cake topper on the dirt. Firefighter Cup Cut the base of a cupcake to...

Labor Day Kids’ Mobile Art Activity

Celebrate Labor Day with an artsy adventure. Your child can learn about careers while making a career mobile. This easy kids’ craft is fun to make and will teach your little learner a valuable lesson about what types of jobs people do. Materials Card stock paper Pictures of people working 9from magazines or the internet) Scissors Hole punch Yarn Glue stick Wooden dowels/sticks Markers How-To Steps Find photos of people working in different jobs (such as a doctor, nurse, crossing guard, firefighter, construction worker, truck driver or lawyer). Cut the pictures out. Place each picture onto the card stock paper...

Make a Job Book for Labor Day

Labor Day is more than a time to have family picnics and play outdoors. Of course, you can certainly do those too! But you can also use Labor Day as a time to help your young child learn about what different people do. Help your child to do some research and then create a “Labor Day Jobs” book. This activity is easy to adapt for all different age groups. Preschoolers can draw pictures (and an adult can help with writing a few simple words), while older kids can draft paragraphs to include with each profession. Materials Cardboard – reuse the...

5 Labor Day Activities for the Family

Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. Even though there’s still technically a few more weeks left of the season, Labor Day marks the end of vacation time and the start of school. Before the summer totally gets away from you, use this last hurrah to get outside and try some of these late-summer activities! Go to the Pool In most communities, Labor Day is the last day that the public pool is open. Take advantage of the warm weather and hit the pool one more time. Make a day of it and relax by the water, exercise...

Children’s Books for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day by helping your child learn about different jobs. Someday she’ll be in the workforce. But right now she’s busy being a kid. Help her to get a few ideas about what she’ll do later on with a child-friendly book about labor. Check out these easy reads that focus on workers and what they do. Whose Hat is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper and Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt. This illustrated read is an easy way to introduce young children (preschool age and older) to what workers do through their different hats. The Night Worker, by Kate Banks and Georg...

Labor Day Picnic Salad Recipes

Your Labor Day picnic or family BBQ just isn’t complete without a tasty array of awesome treats. Okay, so the sweets may be favorites with the kids. But, they aren’t the only buffet items on your menu. Right? Even though it’s tempting to prepare a bevy of burgers, hotdogs, cookies, cupcakes and other not-so-healthy items, you may also need a salad (or two). The good news is, your kids can easily help you to prep these side dishes. Check out a few fun salad ideas that are also family friendly. The kids can help wash the veggies, pull some of...

Labor Day Body Tracing Kids’ Craft

Labor Day may usher in the unofficial end of summer, but it’s so much more than that. Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day literally honors laborers. Help your preschooler to better understand what Labor Day means as a holiday with a portrait craft. Not only will your creative kid draw a picture of a ‘worker’, but they’ll also get in some valuable pretend play. How? Check out this artsy activity that celebrates well-known professions. Materials Butcher paper or rolled paper (you can also use plain, light-colored gift wrap) Markers How-To Steps Discuss different jobs. Ask your child...

Labor Day Matching Card Kids’ Craft

Your kids can celebrate Labor Day with a creative learning craft! Help your child to learn about different jobs by matching what workers wear with their occupations. This is an easy-to-make card game that kids from preschool age (3 to 5-years) and up can play. Simply adapt the game as your child gets older to keep playing it for the next few years! Materials: Card stock paper Markers Scissors A glue stick Instructions: Pick a few different occupations. Start with three or four for younger kids. Older children can choose from a wider variety. Make sure that each occupation has...