Labor Day Card Game Craft for Kids
Help your preschooler to learn about different jobs and community helpers with this fun-filled Labor Day matching card activity! Instead of a store-bought game, your creative kiddo can celebrate the holiday by making a craft. Not only can they get artsy, this imaginative activity will also your child to build memory skills and explore the great wide world of employment.
Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need
- Card stock paper
- Cardboard-Reuse the side of an old box.
- Markers, crayons or colored pencils
- Pictures of people working- Cut these out from family-friendly magazines or print them from websites.
- A glue stick
- A ruler
- Choose at least six different professions. Find pictures from magazines or online sources that represent each type of worker. Cut out or print the pictures. The pictures should fit on a baseball card-sized piece of cardboard.
- Use the ruler to measure baseball-sized pieces of cardboard and card stock paper. Cut the board and paper out.
- Glue each picture to one piece of cardboard. Wait for the glue to dry completely.
- Turn the cardboard over and glue one piece of card stock to the back of each one. Let the glue dry.
- Write the name of the type of worker/job pictured on the front of the card onto the back. If your child can’t spell the words or write the letters themselves, you can write the names in pencil. Give your child a marker or crayon to trace over the letters.
After the set of Labor Day cards are complete, place each one on a table or other flat work surface. Make sure the picture side is facing up. Ask your child to name the type of worker. Turn the card over to reveal the answer. Help your child to identify each letter in the word. Re-arrange the cards, keeping the names facing up. Help your child to read each worker name again. Before you turn the card over, your preschooler can describe what the worker does or how they help the community.