Every year on the first Monday of September, we get Labor Day off of school. Your students will likely be excited just to have the day off, but it is important for them to learn the history and why we celebrate Labor Day every year as well! This is why it is a great idea to plan a fun and engaging lesson all about Labor Day!
Your Labor Day activities will help your students learn the history about why we celebrate this holiday and help them retain the information they learn. It is also a great lesson to tie into your lessons on community helpers!
Here are some tips and ideas for teaching your students about Labor Day
- Explain that Labor Day is a day where we celebrate and honor the workers of America
- Teach about celebrations that are usually held on Labor Day including parades, cookouts, parties, and more.
- Learn about different jobs the American people have
- Host a career day
- Read books about Labor Day or Community Helpers
- Do some labor day crafts and activities
I created this week long Labor Day unit to help you easily plan a fun and educational week of lessons for your kindergarten or first grade students. Recognize the hard work of Americans with these Labor Day activities, printables, and lesson plans – perfect for back to school! Students will enjoy learning about the history behind this holiday.
In this resource, you will find:
- Week long lesson plan
- Home connection printables
- Language arts lessons
- Labor Day writing prompts
- Patriotic art activities
- Classroom posters
- Labor Day hats
- Venn diagrams
- Labor Day mini book
- Interactive notebook
- and more!
This holiday is a great way to tie in lessons on language arts, reading, history, and social studies, all in one! What ways do you like to teach about Labor Day? Let me know in the comments below!
Want to incorporate classroom jobs into your Labor Day/Community Helpers unit? Check out my post here!