Posts Tagged "labor day"

Labor Day Letter Writing Activity for Kids

Celebrate first responders this Labor Day—or any day! Kids can write letters to first responders, thanking them for the work they do and the help they selflessly provide. This writing activity helps children to better understand and appreciate the things doctors, nurses, paramedics, the police, fire fighters and other first responders do for the community every day. Not only can your kiddo celebrate the holiday and learn more about what first responders do, they can practice their writing skills too! Materials You'll Need Notebook or lined paper A pencil, pen or marker Construction paper or poster board A glue stick...

Labor Day Treats Kids Can Help to Create

Get ready for your Labor Day picnic with a few patriotic red, white and blue treats! These easy ideas aren't just kid-friendly menu picks. Your kiddos can also help you to whip up the delish delights. Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Cover a round cake pan in wax paper and add a thick layer of blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. But the cake pan and the ice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Crumble vanilla wafers and spread the cookies across the hardened ice cream. But the half-cake back in the freezer for an hour...

Patriotic Worker Collage Craft for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day with a crafty kids' art activity! Your little artist can get patriotic and create a red, white and blue themed craft. Discuss the history of the American worker before you begin the art-making. Your child can research different types of jobs, American employee unions and how the workforce helps the country. Choose a few jobs (such as community helpers or healthcare workers) to focus on for this country community collage project. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Magazines with child-friendly pictures of people working Tempera paint-in red,...

Labor Day Picnic Brunch Ideas for the Family

Are you planning a Labor Day picnic? With the day off from work, you have plenty of time to spend with your family. Enjoy the late-summer warm weather with a morning brunch picnic outdoors! If you're not sure what to prep and pack, check out these easy, kid-friendly ideas. Fun Fruit Salad Does your little one snub fresh fruit? Create a Labor Day brunch picnic salad with fun shapes. Use star, heart and other cookie cutters to slice melon, apples, pears and other fruit into shapes. Choose a rainbow of colorful fruit options (such as blueberries, raspberries, mangoes, watermelon, cantaloupe,...

Labor Day Activities for Kids

Are you already planning a Labor Day celebration? If you need a few fun activities for the kiddos, check out these ideas! Whether your child is a preschooler, in grade school or older, you can adapt each activity to fit your child's developmental level and needs. Try Out a Job What does your child want to do when they grow up? Do they want to decorate cakes, teach, work in a lab, build bridges, help sick people to heal? Ask your child what type of job they see themselves in. After they choose, try a modified version of the job....

Easy Labor Day Crafts for the Family to Enjoy

Celebrate Labor Day with an afternoon of family-fun crafts! The kiddos can get in on the artsy action, while the adults help them along. These easy ideas are perfect for holiday parties, picnics or an at-home art adventure. People Puppets What do the loved ones in your child's life do for a living? Have them ask parents, grandparents, older teen siblings, aunts, uncles or other family members about their jobs. Use paper bags, crayons and markers to create people puppets, featuring your family members' jobs. Turn the bottom of the bag (with the flap) into the puppet's face and use...

Labor Day Recipes for the Whole Family

Are you planning a Labor Day picnic? What should you put on the menu? Take some time, relax and let your family help with the prep work. These easy-to-make recipe ideas are tasty treats that will add a special something to your holiday picnic party or backyard bash. End of Summer Salad Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Celebrate the season that was with a salad! Include favorite summertime fruits, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries and raspberries along with whole-leaf spinach, arugula, tomatoes from your garden, corn (kernels) and anything else that reminds you of the season. Beach...

Labor Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Labor Day with your child? Exploring professions is a fun, kid-friendly way to understand the labor market. Instead of lengthy lectures that your child may not understand, try a kid-friendly activity. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday ideas! Chef Cooking with kids is a fun and easy way to explore this profession. Choose a favorite recipe and assign age-appropriate tasks to your child. Younger children can measure and mix, whole tweens and teens can try more complex prep-work. Doctor Set up a pretend play waiting room at...

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...