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What is Labor Day?

Labor Day song is perfect to use when teaching a Labor Day theme unit or Community Helpers theme unit.

The Labor Day song provides a great opportunity to explain to kids the history of the national holiday and its importance in North American history.

In the Labor Day song, students learn that Labor Day is a holiday that honors workers by giving them a day off to have fun.

It’s just perfect for circle time!

Before playing the Labor Day song, be sure to review any vocabulary words unfamiliar to the students.

The lyrics to the Labor Day song can be found in our Songs & Lyrics section.   Feel free to print as many as you need.

Gather the kids in a circle, play MP3 download, and teach and sing the Labor Day song.

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Craft to Make

After the Labor Day song is finished, introduce a simple and easy craft to the class.

Let’s celebrate doctors and nurses by having the kids make a First Aid Kit!

This craft is a great extension activity for preschool and kindergarten children, as it honors workers (doctors and nurses) introduced in the Labor Day song.

It’s also a ton of fun for students to make and wear during pretend play time.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s make a First Aid Kit.

 

Community Helper.

Craft items you will need:

  • Black card stock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White and red paper
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton swab
  • Band-aid
  • Craft stick
  • Gauze and tape
  • Scotch tape
  • Glue

Craft instructions:

Have the children fold the sheet of black construction paper in half.   This will be the First Aid Kit.

Next, have the children cut out a handle from the folded black construction paper.

Then, have the children cut out a square from white paper and glue it on the front of the First Aid Kit.

After that, have the children draw and cut out a red cross from construction paper and glue the red cross onto the white paper on the First Aid Kit.

When ready, have the children write their name on red construction paper and glue it on the First Aid Kit.

Now, it’s time to decorate the interior of the First Aid Kit.

Inside, using scotch tape, have the children stick on all the medical supplies.

First Aid Kit.

And, voila, the children have now made a First Aid Kit to honor doctors and nurses!

We hope you’ll find a lot of ways to use the Labor Day song as a teaching tool at home or in the classroom with kids of all ages.

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