Posts Tagged "labor day"

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...

Labor Day Themed Treats

With Labor Day on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your family’s celebration. If that includes a backyard barbeque or park-side picnic, check out these fun kid-friendly recipes that all have to do with the theme of the day — labor! Construction Sundae You’ve heard of a dirt sundae. But what about a construction dessert? Add a layer of dirt/soil to the top of ice cream by crushing a mix of chocolate cookies and graham crackers. Place a small-sized toy construction truck or a construction-themed cake topper on the dirt. Firefighter Cup Cut the base of a cupcake to...

Labor Day Kids’ Mobile Art Activity

Celebrate Labor Day with an artsy adventure. Your child can learn about careers while making a career mobile. This easy kids’ craft is fun to make and will teach your little learner a valuable lesson about what types of jobs people do. Materials Card stock paper Pictures of people working 9from magazines or the internet) Scissors Hole punch Yarn Glue stick Wooden dowels/sticks Markers How-To Steps Find photos of people working in different jobs (such as a doctor, nurse, crossing guard, firefighter, construction worker, truck driver or lawyer). Cut the pictures out. Place each picture onto the card stock paper...