Sunday, September 4, 2011

Celebrating Labor Day

With Labor Day right around the corner, I wanted to look into some fun and exciting ways to celebrate with the kids and at the same time teaching them about honoring those that work hard. This holiday fits so well into our responsibility unit as well, yeah for timing! Without much further ado here are some ideas that I would love to incorporate:

* Interview older family members and ask what type of work their parents and grandparents did
* Create a "good work" sign for the hardest working person you know
*Bake homemade bread and reread The Little Red Hen
* Read some stories and discuss who was working hard, responsible, etc
* Talk about what types of careers that the kids would be interested in ( Austen has already stated he wants   to be a shopper man, aka: cashier, because it would be the easiest job to push food down the belt and hand  people receipts. oh boy!)
* Prepare a family meal together and work at preparing, setting the table, and clearing the table together
* Watch a Thomas the Train movie and discuss who was hardworking and who was not in the movie
* Build a train track and work hard together to accomplish this task
* Discuss what , " Many hands makes light works" means
* Finally, maybe I'll even buy my staple gun so I can work hard and finish a project that's been sitting in my   living room now for a month!

Happy Labor Day to all the hardworking men and women out there!

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