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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...

Imaginative and Artsy Labor Day Activities for Kids

Your kids may think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of the summer (or the day that the community pool closes). But, that doesn’t mean you can’t help them to understand the true meaning behind the holiday. Celebrate American workers with a few fun kids’ activities! Dress-Up Have your child pick a few different ‘workers’ for a day of dress-up. Don’t worry about running out to buy a bunch of costumes. Search around your house, and make your own! Turn dad’s blazer into part of a police officer’s uniform, grab a brightly-colored vest to use as part of a...

Labor Day Community Helper Kids’ Craft

Labor Day is more than just a day off from school or the chance to catch some really stellar sales. This U.S. holiday celebrates the contributions that workers have made to their country! How can you help your child to understand the importance of this special day? A community helper life-sized portrait is an artsy way to get kids into the Labor Day spirit. Materials: Butcher or rolled paper Markers Scissors Instructions: Ask your child to pick a community helper or a job that he admires. Trace your child. Have him lie down on the paper. Using the marker, trace...