Labor Day Activities and Lesson Plans

The Labor Day seasonal pages will provide you with great resources to help honor the working men and women of our country. Ideas within the Labor Day pages include: journal activities, word search, word scramble, scavenger hunt, newspaper lesson, internet resources, and more.

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Labor DayLabor Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. observed on the first Monday in September.

Labor Day dates:
September 01, 2014
September 07, 2015
September 05, 2016

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Appreciation Cards Grades PreK-5
Students will appreciate the people who have jobs that impact their lives. Students will create "Appreciation Cards" for these individuals.

Career Exploration Web Grades 6-8
Students will understand the correlation and importance of the many careers in the workforce.

Carpenter, Carpenter, What Do You See? Grades PreK-3
Students read the story "Carpenter, Carpenter, What Do You See?" and then go back to each page and go over the jobs.

Helping Grades 2-4
Students read a poem entitled "New Friend" and learn about the jobs in their own classrooms.

Labor Day Crafts Grades Various
Fun craft ideas from the folks at Enchanted Learning.

Labor Day! Scavenger Hunt Grades Various
A printable worksheet that students complete by visiting a web site.

Labor Day Tools Grades K-2
This is a very simple "hands-on" lesson plan for grades K-3. I usually begin this mini-unit reading Curious George Takes a Job to the children.

What is Work? Grade 3
After completing 4 stations, students will be able to define work. They will also be able to give 2 examples of what work is and 2 examples of what work isn't.

"When I Grow Up..." Grades K-2
Students read the book and then generate ideas about what they would like to be when they grow up.

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