4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

August 29, 2013

At Home, In the Classroom

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Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September to recognize the contributions and achievements of American workers. It’s also commonly viewed as the end of summer vacation and a time to get together with friends and family. With these five fun resources, you can celebrate Labor Day inside and outside of the classroom:

1. History of Labor Day – Kids and adults alike can learn a thing or two about the history of Labor Day, including when it originated and why it came about. You can also view related photos, watch videos, and listen to audio clips of historic speeches and events, like the end of the First New York City transit strike.

2. Fun, educational activities – These creative ideas for Labor Day activities were submitted by teachers all over, and they’re perfect for engaging kids of all ages. Younger students will enjoy discussing and illustrating their dream jobs, while older kids get a chance to interact with and learn from community members.

3. Local concerts and events  – This page provides a list of sports events, festivals, and performances happening over Labor Day weekend throughout the U.S., from Los Angeles to New York. It also includes suggestions for fun things to do over the long weekend in any city, like a family picnic or trip to the movies.

4. Delicious recipes – Don’t forget the barbecue ribs! The Food Network helps you celebrate the savory side of Labor Day with mouth-watering recipes perfect for an end-of-summer party. Bring something in for your students, or impress friends and family with a delicious, festive treat.

Tell us, how do you celebrate Labor day?

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