Kids’ Labor Day Crafts
Your child can learn more about different professions with these fun-filled Labor Day art activities These kids’ crafts are perfect for preschoolers and young elementary school-aged children. Start with a discussion about different types of jobs. Talk to your child about what you do for a living and read non-fiction picture books or search online for information about other careers. Your child can also talk to their aunts, uncles, grandparents or family friends about their jobs.
After your child learns more about different types of jobs, they’re ready to take the next step and start making art. These activities include:
Make a book that features different jobs. Use cardboard as a cover and back for the book. Fill the pages with construction paper drawings of people working. Your child can also cut out and glue photos or pictures of workers. Write the name of each job on each page. If your child can’t write the words on their own, draw them lightly in pencil and let your creative kiddo cover the lines with crayons or markers. Punch two holes on the ledt side of the book and bind it together with yarn.
Portraits of People
Use tempera paints to create portraits of people at wok. Your child can draw an outline onto poster board paper with a pencil or crayon. Fill in the drawing with brightly colored tempera paints. Younger children can finger paint the portrait- turning this into a sensory play activity!
Collect photos or pictures of people at work. Glue the pictures to a large piece of cardboard. Overlap the edges and change the angles of the photos. Your child can also use markers or paints to add descriptive words or a special Labor Day message.