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.
- Cardboard – reuse the front and back of a cereal or cracker box
- Construction paper
- A hole punch
- Markers or crayons
- Create a cover and a back for the book. Cut the cardboard into rectangles or squares.
- Draw on the cover. Your child can create a portrait of a worker or draw a picture that features several different professions. Add a title, your child’s name and the date (with the year).
- Cut the construction paper to match the size of the cardboard, if needed.
- Research different jobs. Read books about workers or go online.
- Make one page for each profession that your child has chosen. Your child can draw a picture of the person at work.
- Line up the cover, the pages and the back. Punch two or three holes on the left side, matching them up for the cover, pages and back.
- Thread the yarn through the holes to bind the book.