Below you will find some fun ideas for labor day for kids. It is a great holiday to teach them the importance of Labor Day and what it means for them.
Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. It became an official holiday in 1894. Most people celebrate all through Labor Day Weekend, but many aren’t exactly sure what it is they are celebrating. Labor Day is a tribute to the everyday working man for the contributions the working class has made to our country. Here are some ways to teach kids about Labor Day.
- Talk to your kids about your job. Discuss the ways that you contribute to your family and community. If possible, bring your kids to work with you.
- Make a list of ways that your children can contribute by doing certain types of labor. Babysitting, mowing lawns, running errands for elderly neighbors and shoveling snow are all great ways for your child to “labor” and contribute.
- Have a family discussion about different jobs and who and how they help. Talk about jobs that the kids would love to have one day. Look through magazines for pictures of people working and make a job collage.
- Take your kids to your local Labor Day Parade or watch it on TV together. Parades are so much fun to watch for both kids and adults.
- Start a tradition and every year on Labor Day make a home video of your kids telling you what they want to be when they grow up and why. These will provide lots of memories and smiles when you watch them when the kids are all grown up.
Labor Day means a 3 days weekend, a BBQ or a day at the beach for most people. It is actually a very important day in our nation. Use some ideas from our list of how to teach kids about Labor Day to help them understand why we are celebrating.