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!
- Card stock paper
- A glue stick
- 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 an easy wardrobe identifier (such as a fire fighter wears a red hat or a construction worker wears a bright orange or yellow hat).
- Draw the hats (or other items that the workers wear) onto card stock paper.
- Cut out the drawings.
- Make matching index cards. Cut the remaining card stock into 4×6-inch pieces. Look for a full picture of the worker in a magazine or online (you’ll need to print it if you find it online). Cut out the picture and glue it onto the card.
- Write the name of the worker under picture.
- Make a second set of cards with just the name on it (no picture).
- Match the hats/clothing with the picture cards.
As your child gets better at the game switch to the word-only Labor Day cards!